The Upcycled Garden Volume 1: Using Recycled Salvaged Materials In Your Garden
I love an old-fashioned, cottage garden! What better way to showcase those worn and imperfect antiques and flea market finds than to incorporate them into your garden landscape? This is the perfect way to personalize your outdoor haven and add character to your garden! Take a look at these charming examples of ways you can add architectural salvage and vintage finds – recycled and repurposed – to your garden!
This old frosted glass light fixture makes a beautiful new bird feeder or birdbath
Here, old window frames with well placed chandelier crystals form a unique garden divider
An old window hung from a tree adds interest and shape to your garden
This vintage colander is now a hanging planter with built in drainage!
Old drawers, crates and boxes make unique wall planters
An old garden shovel is used as a trellis from Cottage in the Oaks
Here, an o ld high chair adds charm and interest
This potting bench was made from old salvaged materials; from dr Molly
Add a vibrant painted chair to your garden
A mirror in the garden adds interest as well as dimension
Paint the frame a bright color! by deardaisycottage
Wall planter made from old license plates
Barbed wire trellis by Thedustyraven via Etsy
Another great use for old jars is to use them as planters: just add wire! from Hutch Studio
Paint an old wood pallet and use to hide trash cans or air conditioner units by Camelot Art Creations
I LOVE purple in the garden! Don’t be afraid to add bright colors with paint for exciting accents. Here, the shutters, bench, and hanging flower pot are all painted purple.
photo by Swede13 via Etsy Every garden needs a door, even if it leads to nowhere…
What do you think about using these items in your garden? Have you tried anything like this in your own garden? Tell us!
The upcycled garden: great ideas for using recycled items as garden art.