Front Foundation and Patio Plants and Junk 2023

June 05, 2023
Laundry tubs are just the best for planters, especially when they have a base to get them up off the ground for vertical interest.   This year the tub is planted with three  Kong Coleus plants  and two  Golden Creeping Jenny.   These plants continue with my theme from the large Mother's Day planter from my son and family, with coleus and lime green. This is the beautiful Mother's Day basket hanging on a homemade clothes rack.  (I didn't make it. I found it at an antique/consignment shop).  It works great for hanging plants. On top of the zinc covered patio table, repurposed as a potting bench, is a bucket planter with two  Calliope Geraniums in Magenta , along with a  Flamethrower Coleus Limelight. The magenta color didn't exactly match the Mother's Day plant but they can't all be the same! My barn door planter project was planted with two  Lanai Neon Rose Verbenas.   Trailing verbena grow about the best in the shallow planter that dries out quickly. In this l

A New Bench For The Front Flower Border

May 30, 2023
This old stepladder has a new location this season! It has been in my front yard border for many years. See what's in the border this year to take it's place.

Mop Bucket Succulent Planters

May 27, 2023
When our local Menards was selling succulent plants at $3 each, I decided to plant succulents in my mop buckets this year. I am planting succulents in mop buckets in conjunction with the Thrift Store Decor Team's Special Succulent Party,  so be sure to scroll on down to the bottom and see more fun planter ideas.

Adding Vertical Interest To A Small Flower Bed

May 22, 2023
I've started planting my flower gardens and pots!   First up, is the small flower bed next to the driveway.    I am always a fan of vertical interest in flower beds, so this year I took the old stepladder out of the larger flower border in the front yard.  

A Frame & Pie Basket Project Featured In Country Sampler Magazine

May 16, 2023
I am delighted to share with you two projects that I had had featured in the July 2023 issue of Country Sampler Magazine.   Besides sharing primitive country homes like it always has, the magazine now includes upcycling and repurposing ideas and farmhouse decor too.  Pick up this issue! It features projects by my blogging friends Sadie Seasongoods and House of Hawthornes.

Thrift Store Wooden Candle Sconce Repurpose

May 10, 2023
Wooden candle sconces are usually readily available at garage sales and thrift stores.  I sometimes pick them up. See how I gave this sconce a whole new look, AND scroll on down to May's Thrift Store Decor Team projects!

Front Step Junk Decor For The Seasons & Holidays

April 27, 2023
I found this chippy rustic window frame (with two window panes) last week at a local consignment shop.  I am looking for junk decor for my gardens and covered patio. I have lots of junk, but I have to change it up to keep it interesting!

Recycling Bin Jar Propagation Station

April 20, 2023
I rescued these food jars from my recycling bins.  Not very exciting jars:  Salsas, Alfredo & Marinara sauces, Balsamic Vinaigrette salad dressing. The Thrift Store Decor Team is celebrating Earth Day with projects from the recycling bin today.  Scroll on down to join the fun!

Junky Botanical Planter From Thrift Store Finds

April 12, 2023
I found the rustic barn wood tray/basket at our local thrift shop for $2, and also the apple crock for $5. Scroll on down to see my easy makeover, and eight other thrift shop projects from my blogging friends too!

Target Dollar Spot Wall Envelope Makeover & Easter Chick Frame

April 05, 2023
I found this wall envelope a while back in the Target Dollar Spot area, with the intention of giving it a makeover. Scroll on down to see the whole project along with an easy Easter project too!