Bedtime in the Flea Market Garden

Using old bed frames in the garden

You may have a garden bed, I have a few, too! But,…do you have a garden bed? These Flea Market Gardening experts do! These talented gardeners scouted out old bed frames,…sometimes exceptional ones, and put them to decorative use in the garden. See all 10 ideas....

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  • Carole
    Carole Australia
    Pretty headboard. I scored one of those with the porcelain decorations on it on ebay for $1 some months ago. I have it in the garden and am trying to grow a Pandorea plant up it.
  • Catherine Smith
    Catherine Smith Fredericksburg, VA
    I absolutely love all of them! What a clever idea. I'm going to keep this in mind. I have an area where something like this would be perfect. Thanks for sharing your ideas.
    • DeMarie I
      DeMarie I Benkelman, NE
      Catherine Smith Hi Catherine. How long have you been in Fredericksburg? I went to Stafford High in the 60's. Use to love to come into Fredericksburg for some of Carl's soft serve and the Bonano's Antique store!
    • Catherine Smith
      Catherine Smith Fredericksburg, VA
      DeMarie I We've lived in VA since 1971. Been in Fred/bg since 1979. We moved out here from McCook, NE, how about that? LOL
  • Annreevesharpe
    Annreevesharpe Roanoke, AL
    I think they are all beautiful I love the big white one that looks like a crown how pretty, I like how they did their gardens. Thanks for sharing the gardens wonderful ideas
  • Sue Walker
    Sue Walker Athens, GA
    The white iron headboard is the prettiest one I have ever seen. I love all of them.
  • Joanna Carrisal
    Joanna Carrisal Atmore, AL
    The first bed is amazing. I so want it! Beautiful...
  • Brenda Barton
    Brenda Barton Royse City, TX
    They all 3 are beautiful. The middle one was in my family at one time. Too bad I don't still have it.
  • DeMarie I
    DeMarie I Benkelman, NE
    I have a lovely white iron bed and am so torn between using it in the garden or saving it for my granddaughter to use. Looks like I'm going to have to scour the auctions for another one. These are gorgeous.
  • Lillian Chapman
    I b ought a brown metal bed frame at a yard sale for 50cents when my oldest girl wanted a new bed. When I took it home to show her the new bed she just laughed at me and said no way. But one day soon after that when she was at school I took it out to the
  • Sharon Clyatt
    Sharon Clyatt Fort Myers, FL
    I love it all !!!! Just one Bummer I have :( I got rid of 2 old bed post and a daybed about 7 or 8 yrs ago, ARRGH.............
  • Jean DeSavage
    Jean DeSavage Kalamazoo, MI
    I don't have any metal headboards, but I did get a twin french provencial headboard out of a dumpster. I put over a raised bed that has my winter squash and sugar snap peas. The peas didn't do so well, but the squash is growing like gangbusters!
  • Sue Walker
    Sue Walker Athens, GA
    Here is my bed that I paid $5.00 for, I have used it to display chandelier bird feeders and others.
    • Barb
      Barb Mount Vernon, IL
      you sure did get the deal of a life time. !! when you bought that bed. and the chandelier is so cute. you could put little hanging plants in it . or bird seed for the birds.
  • HipSisters Of VA
    HipSisters Of VA Chester, VA
    I have one that I have had for over 9 years, just sitting around and collecting dust in the garage. About 5 years ago I thought, hmm..wonder if I should use it in the backyard for my DH to use with his rose garden. Apparently, this was a good I
    DONNA W Evansville, IN
    I have a metal head board that I was using but decided not to a year ago. Thank you for sharing your garden beds. You have inspired me to use mine too.
  • Sue Walker
    Sue Walker Athens, GA
    That is another cool idea. I also thought of making it into an arbor with some outdoor fabric over the top.
  • Valerie
    Valerie South Africa
    They are gorgeous!
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