Creating re-purposed garden art from found objects is just taking something you like the looks of but would never use for their intended purpose and giving it a whole new life. Here are a few of my re-purposed creations that I hope will inspire you.
Sometimes it may take some time for things to come together as it did with this metal globe little trellis I created.
It was originally a very dark gothic looking amber glass light fixture which sat out on my deck for a year before I finally determined that the glass was getting in the way of it being reborn into what it is today. The base is an outdoor torch stand. I had my husband weld the two into this unique trellis.
I love chickens and hope to own then someday so when I saw this rusty chicken I knew immediately I had to take it home to live in my garden.
Found objects often make great planters. This basket shouted “Planter” when I first saw it. Its metal stand was formerly for a little side table.
It is lined with a black plastic garbage bag with a hole in the bottom for drainage. This helps to keep the basket dry making it last longer.
I love things that make me and others smile. This little Troll Tub is a bidet with a cobalt base…the only reason I kept it, and the troll, a find at the thrift store.
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