A Junk Garden Washboard Planter

 Do you remember the lag screw metal and wood bin that I purchased earlier this year?


 I loved its beat up rusty patina but the orange paint was a little too bright.

So I sanded it down and gave it a couple of coats of polyurethane.  Much better.

I found this washboard junking last summer.  I used it in the garden.  It was already very rusty.

I thought the two patinas would marry well together, but I needed a piece of wood and machine screws to attach the bin to the washboard.

So I have the bin, the wood piece, and the washboard...

With nuts and washers on the back.  The board isn't easily visible from the top but I did darken it a bit with stain.

Washboard & Lag Screw Bin Planter Box www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com

Washboard & Lag Screw Bin Planter Box www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com

Washboard & Lag Screw Bin Planter Box www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com

Still waiting for spring planting time here in northern Minnesota, so another faux plant to stage my planter box.  I will be putting small annuals in terracotta pots in the bin.  Three pots fit it well.





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13 comments:

  1. The washboard planter turned out great...love it!!
    ~Cindy

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  2. FUN!! I love this Carlene. And I have all those same "parts" in my shed?? Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  3. Really cute, love the way it turned out.

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  4. Carlene, I had to hop over and see what new junk treasure you had created. Always love what you put together! Junk in the garden is heaven!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  5. They were meant to be together. Love this!

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    Grrrr... well I'm not writing all that over again. Anyways, just wanted to say wonderful blog!


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  7. it is wonderful, and leads me to some other ideas too.
    thanks for sharing!
    blessings
    Barb
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