Rusty Cart to Fairy Garden

Karen Nichols
by Karen Nichols
A friend of mine was cleaning up his yard at a rental property. He offered this old rusty garden cart to me. Of course!! I will figure something out to do with it.
I sanded and cleaned and painted until I could barely recognize it was the same cart.
My initial thought for it was to turn into a planter, but I loved the colors so much and wanted something just a little more special to display. Fairy Garden?! YES!!
The final fun details on this cart....I hand painted a Wisteria vine on the front. Love how this garden turned out.
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  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on May 16, 2017
    Your fairy garden is very pretty. I like the fact that it can be pushed to a safer area if a storm is coming. What are the blue things in the pretty dish? They look like painted seashells but I'm not sure. Best wishes!

  • Bbunny42 Bbunny42 on Feb 16, 2019

    Great job! Did you make holes in the bottom for drainage? I have a wheelbarrow I want to make a succulent garden out of.

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  • Alys Alys on Apr 19, 2015
    Nicely done! I have a fairy garden as well and get hours of entertainment from it. Great idea using the old cart. You've refurbished it beautifully.

    • Karen Nichols Karen Nichols on Apr 19, 2015
      @Alys , thanks....and to think, I almost passed on this little cart. Glad I didn't!

  • Sherry Fram Sherry Fram on May 15, 2017
    That is just adotable!! Love it!