ORGANIZED CLUTTER'S Junk Garden Tour 2016


Junk Garden Tour 2016 organizedclutter.net
Welcome to my 2016 junk garden tour!

Since my house faces north, I have shade lovers like hosta, Solomon's Seal and impatiens planted under my bay window.

Junk Garden Tour 2016 organizedclutter.net
I have had this potting sink for several years now.  It's a fun display piece.  The cabinet door frame project with the B from 2014 is still a popular post on my blog.

Junk Garden Tour 2016 organizedclutter.net
The Black Eyed Susan containers and trellis's are new this year from a garage sale.  The window frame planter was part of my winter wonderland Christmas mantel in 2015. 

Junk Garden Tour 2016 organizedclutter.net
 Gold Dust Mercardonia is one of the underused annuals I covered on my blog this year.  The little mounding plant is covered with small yellow blossoms.

Junk Garden Tour 2016 organizedclutter.net
This is the thrift shop banana tree Chick Starter that I made earlier this year using the Mod Podge image transfer method.

Junk Garden Tour 2016 organizedclutter.net
The weathered gray bistro set was from a neighbor's garage sale in 2015.

Junk Garden Tour 2016 organizedclutter.net
This small flower bed is planted with fuchsia supertunias, Margueritte Daisies Butterfly, and Crazytunia Sparky in the enamelware coffeepot on a stool.

Junk Garden Tour 2016 organizedclutter.net
The rusty cultivator part is new to my junk gardens this year. 

Junk Garden Tour 2016 organizedclutter.net
This junk garden vignette with fuchsias, impatiens, coleus, and creeping Jenny is situated on the northwest corner of my house.

Junk Garden Tour 2016 organizedclutter.net
My front yard border is always a mix of annuals, perennials and junk.  I add vertical interest with signs, a stepladder, funnel planters, and tall perennials.

Junk Garden Tour 2016 organizedclutter.net
I use bright colored annuals to keep the border interesting all summer long.

Junk Garden Tour 2016 organizedclutter.net
Asiatic Lilies are a favorite in my front border.

Junk Garden Tour 2016 organizedclutter.net

Junk Garden Tour 2016 organizedclutter.net
stenciled shovel head from a garage sale fills in a gap in the border.

Junk Garden Tour 2016 organizedclutter.net
The Flower Market sign was inspired by the Homeroad blog and Old Sign Stencils.

Junk Garden Tour 2016 organizedclutter.net
My wheelbarrow is an old favorite of mine.  It is my very first junk garden piece.  The laundry tub is planted with white Margueritte daisies and nicotiana.

Junk Garden Tour 2016 organizedclutter.net
My deck is on the west side of my house, off the kitchen.

Junk Garden Tour 2016 organizedclutter.net
My white garden bike basket planter has shade loving fuchsias.

Junk Garden Tour 2016 organizedclutter.net
I love red impatiens best of all shade loving annuals.

Junk Garden Tour 2016 organizedclutter.net
This year I planted wax begonias with the hostas and sedums here.

Junk Garden Tour 2016 organizedclutter.net

Junk Garden Tour 2016 organizedclutter.net
Rusty milk cans, chicken feeders and galvanized mop buckets along the side of the deck.

Junk Garden Tour 2016 organizedclutter.net
Succulents in and among an old typewriter.

Junk Garden Tour 2016 organizedclutter.net
Southwest corner of the deck.

Junk Garden Tour 2016 organizedclutter.net
The pink annual baby's breath is a little dry following a week of hot weather.

Junk Garden Tour 2016 organizedclutter.net
I whitewashed the bench and stenciled the galvanized tool box HERE.

I pound finishing nails in the deck rail and drill small holes in the bottoms of my rustic birdhouses so they don't blow off the deck!

Junk Garden Tour 2016 organizedclutter.net

Junk Garden Tour 2016 organizedclutter.net
This Kiddie Gym Swing was a new addition to the junk garden this year.

Junk Garden Tour 2016 organizedclutter.net
I added a thrift shop gun rack to an old barn door and stenciled a new garden sign HERE.

Junk Garden Tour 2016 organizedclutter.net

Junk Garden Tour 2016 organizedclutter.net
This was another fun project with coffeepots on stakes and an Old Sign Stencils coffee sign.

I hope you enjoyed this year's tour!




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YARD OF FLOWERS Tour 2016


Yard of Flowers Tour 2016 organizedclutter.net
Today I'm sharing my annual blog tour of my sister in law Kris's  YARD OF FLOWERS.  The tour is always a delightful mix of colorful annuals, perennials and whimsical and rusty junk!

This photo, of a fun raised window frame with bird bath pedestal and galvanized boiler full of geraniums, is in the front yard.

LAKE Directional Sign with Old Sign Stencils


When you are out and about garage sale-ing, thrifting, and browsing consignment and occasional shops too, you just never know what you will find.  I am the queen of cheater building, but this was the start to a couple of really easy projects, even for me.  I ran across these two directional signs at Morgan's Mercantile & General Store, a local occasional shop and Etsy store too.  The owner confessed  that she can't stencil and the signs weren't selling as is.  I used to feel that way too about stenciling, but with practice and a really dry stencil brush, I think everybody can get the hang of it.

$4 Thrift Shop Bookshelf To Stylish Bathroom Storage Piece

I purchased this small bookshelf a few months ago at a local thrift shop for $4.  The ends were wood but shelves were veneered particleboard.  

When my daughter needed a storage piece above the toilet in her apartment, I set out to restyle this piece.  First the bottoms each side were sawed off to make the shelf appear more like a wall shelf instead of a floor shelf.

Next I painted the shelf with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in French Linen.  I distressed the shelf and stenciled on a "doily" on two of the shelves using ivory craft paint and a 10" x 10" Decoart stencil called Mandala.  The stencil was a little to wide but still worked out very well.

Farmhouse Kitchen Plate Rack Makeover


 My new project begins with this circa 1970's wood shelf with plate groove that I purchased at a garage sale this summer.  I think it may be a Home Interiors shelf.