When we bought our house last year, the previous owner left a rusted old smoker here. Since I knew I'd never use it, I decided to repurpose it into a planter for the front garden. I found some turquoise paint on the Walmart clearance shelf (u know those paint colors that they mixed, but they weren't the right color??)
I filled it with some Phlox, a tall grass, petunias, impatients and sweet potatoe vines.
I'm know it will all fill in. I love the color and it makes a great addition to our front garden.
what have you repurposed today?
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So on my weekly trip to the GoodWill store here in Statesboro I happened upon these....
....let's just say I got pretty excited! I had already found bedside tables for our bedroom, but when I saw these I instantly knew I had to have them. Why you say....
...because of this! Remember this dresser? It's a Bassett dresser that I found a few months ago at the SAME Goodwill store! See the tops? They are really curvy and the feet are the same too! I don't see the Bassett mark on the bedside tables, but who cares?? They match perfectly. I just need to sand them down, paint them and I'll be set.
The drawer handles are identical to the dresser, but there's some more ornate medallions on the bedside tables.
Two of the medallions are chipped off in places, but I'm ok with that.
Yesterday we visited the GSU Botanical Gardens here in Statesboro. Umm, can I just say I'd like this to be my backyard? It was so pretty, lots of older structures, quirky garden decor and sculptures created from farm equipment. Beautiful brick walkways and winding paths through secret little gardens...love it!
We actually went to participate in the Childrens' Garden. The farmer was there and taught the kids how to fertilize the soil and they all had a chance to dig in. Even so much as sticking their hands right into the chicken manure...smelly, but fun!
The children planted lettuce and broccoli. Each week they go back and tend to the garden...weeding, and just observing how things are going.
Sam found this outbuilding interested. It's actually stables inside, but they aren't occupied.
I just love this old bench sitting on the corner of that fenceline...
Farmer Pickle himself. He enjoyed flinging dirt around.
These trees were a beautiful lavender color. I asked on of the caretakers and he said they are Redbuds.
I thought that was funny since they are purple.
I really enjoyed the garden. I'm planning on heading back over there maybe this week or next to walk through the whole garden. It gave me lots of inspiration for my own garden. They use alot of natural items, like broken tree limbs to border their garden beds. It is beautiful.