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Repurposing & Upcycling
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Bring some BLING to your garden or outdoor living area with this easy project...
Wire garden fencing is bent into circles, the ends bent into hooks, and hung with resin &
glass crystals from old light fixtures... and the result is a lotta' sparkle in your yard! Use one circle, or multiples in concentric sizes for a tiered effect. You can also add test tubes or floral tubes, to hold flower stems and tall taper candles.
Towel holder made from pieces of pallet boards, glass door knobs, bolts and screws. These pieces of wood were leftover from other projects and I found the old door knobs on ebay. Put them all together to make this shabby towel holder.
We had no privacy in our back yard. I got this idea from an earlier post with shutters. We had used doors around the house, I painted them, we hinged them together and attached them to fence post steaks. It's not quite done yet, adding another door and then some mulch around it.
We had an old gazebo, we took it apart and my significant other welded it together to make a trellis. Some spray paint. The lantern is an old one that was in the garage, painted it, added a solar light and used a pint mason jar for the glass. This was put around the raised beds I made last year. It will be full of perennials eventually.
When the concrete bird bath began to leak instead of holding water, I hated the fact I was going to have to get rid of it. My inner self kept telling me I could use it for another
purpose, that's exactly what I did. I knew I didn't want the concrete color against the black arbor and fencing, Estate Black spray paint to rescue. I filled it with dirt, added a few flowers, some Creeping Jenny to fill over the edges. Once it fills in, it will be a thing of beauty in the small court yard area.