We've lived in our current house for almost 3 years now which means this will be our 4th summer here. As I've mentioned before, we have a decent amount of acreage here (3.5). Too much sometimes--like when it's time for Bobby Law to mow the lawn... In addition to grass, woods, woodsy-like areas and the chicken coop, there were three different garden areas on the property when we moved in. I've been working ever so slowly to make each of the gardens my own with small bits of success.
The Junk Garden, or Trash Garden (TG) as the rest of my family likes to call it, is a small shade border garden. This garden is home to many of my roadside finds, some rehabbed, some still awaiting some love. I recently moved my desk and now I look out onto the Junk Garden as I sit at my computer. More motivation to get a few projects done in there!
These planter chairs had been sitting (on the ground) in the garden since last May when I picked them up for free at a yard sale. The grass green paint was chipping and peeling and the legs had long ago been cut off. Last week I finally pulled out some of my painting supplies and got to work.
First I cleaned off the dirt and peeling paint. I wasn't too picky. Next, I used interior paint to paint two coats on each chair. I freehanded the words 'grow' and 'love' using white acrylic craft paint. It took me a while to figure out how to hang them from the fence and still be able to put flowers on the seats. I ended up using screw eyes and picture wire and hung the chairs from nails set into the horizontal fence rail. I'm sure my neighbors don't mind...
My next task was to figure out the planters. Fortunately I have plenty of junk in our garage as well. My first find was a colander that was missing one of its three feet. I spray painted it apple green. While the spray paint was drying I pulled some moss out of the backyard to line the colander. A few minutes later I added potting soil and impatiens. I placed the colander on the hanging 'grow' chair and it was love at first sight.
Trash Garden. Ha.
Have a great weekend!