A $5 old window, craft paint, a foam roller, jute, eye screws, black wood screws, old enamelware pans, and of course a stencil from Funky Junk Interiors/Old Sign Stencils are the materials needed to complete this project.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is the thrift shop banana tree Chick Starter that I made earlier this year using the Mod Podge image transfer method.
The weathered gray bistro set was from a neighbor's garage sale in 2015.
This small flower bed is planted with fuchsia supertunias, Margueritte Daisies Butterfly, and Crazytunia Sparky in the enamelware coffeepot on a stool.
The rusty cultivator part is new to my junk gardens this year.
This junk garden vignette with fuchsias, impatiens, coleus, and creeping Jenny is situated on the northwest corner of my house.
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.
I use bright colored annuals to keep the border interesting all summer long.
Asiatic Lilies are a favorite in my front border.
A stenciled shovel head from a garage sale fills in a gap in the border.
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.
My deck is on the west side of my house, off the kitchen.
My white garden bike basket planter has shade loving fuchsias.
I love red impatiens best of all shade loving annuals.
This year I planted wax begonias with the hostas and sedums here.
Rusty milk cans, chicken feeders and galvanized mop buckets along the side of the deck.
Succulents in and among an old typewriter.
Southwest corner of the deck.
The pink annual baby's breath is a little dry following a week of hot weather.
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!
This Kiddie Gym Swing was a new addition to the junk garden this year.
I added a thrift shop gun rack to an old barn door and stenciled a new garden sign HERE.
This was another fun project with coffeepots on stakes and an Old Sign Stencils coffee sign.
I hope you enjoyed this year's tour!
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.
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.
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.