April Junk Finds For Upcycling & The Junk Garden

May 02, 2021


Photo of thrift shop junk purchases
A fun four days in the Twin Cities netted a haul to upcycle and repurpose AND some super fun new garden junk.  

Many more photos.

Photo of a white, wooden, crate
I found this small painted crate at a local thrift shop before leaving for the Cities. I am planning to upcycle for the garden.

Photo of two galvanized canisters
Galvanized canisters found at Goodwill.

I will remove the labels and upcycle them.

Photo of primitive wooden canisters
More decorative canisters from Goodwill to upcycle.

Photo of two wooden photo holders
These rough, stained wood photo frames also from Goodwill will be upcycled and maybe repurposed too.

Photo of oval oak table
This small oval coffee table was priced at $4.99 at Goodwill.

Photo of wooden @ sign
A palette type @ sign from Goodwill.

I think I will remove the @ sign and make it into a rustic sign.

Photo of wooden stool
A plain stool from Goodwill requiring a makeover!

Photo of wooden tool box
A wooden children's toy toolbox from Goodwill will be come a decorative tote.

Photo of old wooden crate
A wooden crate with some age from Goodwill.  The ends have clipboard type material attached to the ends.

I can't pass up inexpensive crates.

Photo of 3 galvanized buckets
I am always adding to my bucket collection for the garden.

Photo of old coffee pot and slaw cutter
Garage sale finds.  An enamelware coffeepot without the lid and a small slaw cutter.

Photo of rusty grain/feed scoop
Another garage sale find, a grain or feed scoop with lots of neat rust.

Photo of rusty child's folding chair
An antique store find. A very rusty child's folding chair.

Photo of lantana topiary
I have never had an outdoor topiary.  I passed on one for $86 in favor of this lantana at $45.

Photo of tall farm windmill in an antique shop
I can't contain my excitement on this purchase!  I am now the owner of the tall windmill!  It wasn't cheap but well worth it to me.  

Photo of zinc topped old table
Another antique shop purchase, this rustic zinc topped sink.  Perfect for the junk garden.

Photo of potting bench being rebuilt
My old potting sink, that has appeared on my blog since 2013, received new cedar legs and shelf.  Thanks to my husband for helping!

Photo of potting bench being rebuilt
It is being relocated in my yard! More to come soon!  

Thanks for visiting!
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Envious of all your finds! We hauled our windmill home from our hunting house in Kansas! I'm determined to plant the base this year!


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