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.
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.
I live across the street from the Rainy River in northern Minnesota, and once in a while a deer family, (doe and one fawn or two fawns) takes up residence night after night feeding on our bird feeders and some of my flowers.
This year I really haven't seen deer in my yard, so I was lulled into a false sense of security.
But, as I prepare for my online, virtual junk garden tour for 2016, and have been deadheading daily, I ran across some evidence of deer.
First, I noticed the buds from the Black Eyed Susan Perennials were chewed off. I was mildly upset but I thought they are later bloomers and may have time to form new buds.
Labels: Flower Gardening