I received a Facebook message with this photo from my junkin' friend, Jodi. It said that she had dropped a little stool on her garage floor and broke it. She said she would give me the stool, and I could figure out something to do with it. Of course I didn't turn it down.
Welcome to Organized Clutter's 2014 Junk Garden Tour! This year I asked my friend and coworker, Val, to photograph my tour. Val has a great camera, and is a great photographer. So sit back and view my gardens through her eyes and her lens. The macros are amazing!
I started my re-purposed hook project with a salvaged drawer pull, crank handle and chippy painted board. The crank handle was $2 at the consignment shop, and I got the drawer pull and board from my Junkin' Friend Jodi.
On any given day, this could be the scene in my friend Jodi's garage. On this particular day, Jodi photographed her 300+ signs, that she prepared in just two weeks for the Fargo Junk Market. Mann Made Signs are rustic wood signs painted up in all colors and fonts for literally ALL occasions, subjects and people.
Do you know what this is? If you are a northern girl like me chances are you know it is an ice fishing hole skimmer. This is an older one as the newer ones have a plastic circle with holes. I purchased this one for $2 at the thrift shop.
Can you guess what these are? I saw them for $2 at a local thrift shop, and asked the clerk. She didn't know, but they had them situated with old tools and such. Luckily, they had some writing on the ends. They were marked Ekco Forge Aluminum Heat Rods. I googled them when I got home and found out they were for baked potatoes.
This old wheelbarrow was one of my very first junk garden accessories, and it remains my favorite. I seal it with Thompson's Water Seal almost every year to preserve it's chippy, weathered goodness as long as I can.