Decorating the Deck with Rustic Birdhouses


I have seen birdhouses attached to the tops of shovel handles on Facebook or Pinterest or maybe both.  I thought it may be fun to use this old garden fork and birdhouse for a container planter.

Vintage Inspiration Party #191



Welcome to the Vintage Inspiration Party!
This is the place to share anything old, treasured, passed-down or tattered. You can also share projects that were made to look old, including repurposed and upcycled creations.



2015 Potting Bench and Patio

Decorating the Patio with Vintage Finds & Garage Sale Furniture www.organizedclutter.net
I am sitting back on the covered patio looking left at my little weathered garage sale outdoor table and chairs, antique dough riser with red geraniums, and outdoor throw pillows from Menards.  The pillow pattern matches my covered patio Adirondack cushions.  (Not like me to be that matchy!)

Vintage Inspiration Party #190

Welcome to the Vintage Inspiration Party!
This is the place to share anything old, treasured, passed-down or tattered. You can also share projects that were made to look old, including repurposed and upcycled creations.
repurposed and upcycled
vin-tage (adj.) 1.) used to describe something that is not new, but that is valued because of its good condition, attractive design, etc. 2.) used to describe something that has the best qualities or characteristics of the things made or done by a particular person, organization, etc.

A New Look On My Covered Patio


Here is my covered patio from 2013.  The Adirondack chairs had an exterior stain, burlap covered cushions and sat atop a floral rug. Because of my terracotta exterior accent color my rug had some orange flowers.

Up-cycled Candle Holders with DecoArt Paint & Dollar Store Flowerpots


A couple of weeks ago my daughter in law had a garage sale.  This set of ceramic, faux crazed set of country candle holders did not sell.  I took them home to upcycle.  First I removed the homespun ribbon and metal dragonflies.

Vintage Inspiration Party #189

Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Party!
This is the place to share anything old, treasured, passed-down or tattered, but you can also share projects that were made to look old, including repurposed and upcycled creations.
vin-tage (adj.) 1.) used to describe something that is not new, but that is valued because of its good condition, attractive design, etc. 2.) used to describe something that has the best qualities or characteristics of the things made or done by a particular person, organization, etc.

repurposed and upcycled

Authentically Chippy Distressed Adirondack Chair with Fusion Mineral Paint


Wet Distressing Fusion Mineral Paint www.organizedclutter.net
Who doesn't like the look of a chippy white picket fence?  My project today with Fusion Mineral Paint features one of my patio Adirondack chairs painted in "Casement" white.  Casement is a warm white, but not too creamy.  My wet distressing technique on the chair's slats reminds me of a chippy white picket fence!

Fun & Flirty Legs for a Laundry Tub Junk Garden Planter


 I rescued this table pedestal from My Junkin' Friend Jodi's burn pile.  The base was cracked and one of the legs was split.

Sewing Machine Drawers Re-purposed As Plant Holder


I purchased these two vintage sewing machine drawers at the consignment shop recently for $10.  Usually these drawers are just sold individually, but these two came with part of the sewing machine cabinet.