Photo by Melody
It's time now to VOTE in our 14th annual photo contest! Voting ends November 7, so be sure to cast your votes for your favorites in each category here. Good luck to all contestants!

Trash to Treasure: Small Potting Bench on the cheap, work in progress

Communities > Forums > Trash to Treasure
bookmark
Forum: Trash to TreasureReplies: 23, Views: 685
Add to Bookmarks
-
AuthorContent
curvesarein
Kingman, AZ
(Zone 7b)

June 25, 2011
6:57 AM

Post #8653363

I bought the base from a garage sale for $10.00. Added the free window and brackets. Now looking for more ideas to finish up. A small 8 inch deep shelf will go on top and the space above where the dirt is will get a shelf. The window I am not sure of, but want simple. Fabric with Chicken wire in it or a garden scene, even a picture blown up from my own garden mounted behind the glass. I will paint the window frame white and the brackets.

Thumbnail by curvesarein
Click the image for an enlarged view.

sonoranpoet
Cave Creek, AZ
(Zone 9b)

June 25, 2011
12:32 PM

Post #8653973

you could paint something on the glass...cactus, hummingbirds, something whimsical. I actually love the color of the bench and the window and brackets looks rustic and western. Great find!

JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

June 27, 2011
1:43 AM

Post #8656973

It looks like you have scored again! Those look great and I like the idea of using pictures of your garden.
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

June 27, 2011
7:02 AM

Post #8657324

very cute
J2222
Southern California, CA

June 27, 2011
6:20 PM

Post #8658541

You have great ideas!!! The chicken wire sounds cute!
bsavage
Dolores, CO
(Zone 5b)

July 5, 2011
12:49 PM

Post #8674077

Very nice! Be sure to show us what you decide to do further with it, but it already looks great!
curvesarein
Kingman, AZ
(Zone 7b)

July 6, 2011
10:14 PM

Post #8677444

Here it is.

Thumbnail by curvesarein
Click the image for an enlarged view.

JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 7, 2011
12:03 AM

Post #8677501

Wowzers! You are good!
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 7, 2011
5:35 AM

Post #8677734

Yes, She really is good. LOL Nice job.
bsavage
Dolores, CO
(Zone 5b)

July 7, 2011
9:06 AM

Post #8678104

LOVE it!
sonoranpoet
Cave Creek, AZ
(Zone 9b)

July 11, 2011
1:45 PM

Post #8686374

This is fabulous Curves :) Love the stenciling also!
rampbrat
Abilene, TX
(Zone 7b)

July 21, 2011
5:11 PM

Post #8707120

You've given me some great ideas!

sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 22, 2011
8:50 AM

Post #8708433

Curves you amaze me...looks like it should make a magazine cover in Better Homes and Gardens.
KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

July 22, 2011
8:53 AM

Post #8708445

I just noticed this thread--wow, how beautifully creative, it turned out great!
curvesarein
Kingman, AZ
(Zone 7b)

July 31, 2011
3:48 PM

Post #8728184

I used glass paint to do the windows. I hope the heat baked it enough, lol, as it is raining right now. I free handed it. I want to add shutters to the side. Now will someone tell me where to get a good size bicycle planter out of metal? Not as large as a real bicycle but good size.
curvesarein
Kingman, AZ
(Zone 7b)

August 21, 2011
10:40 AM

Post #8768688

I found a full size bicycle planter on Amazon.com for $123.00. Marked down $44. Best deal I could find!

This message was edited Sep 9, 2011 10:41 PM

Thumbnail by curvesarein
Click the image for an enlarged view.

sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 24, 2011
6:49 AM

Post #8774332

Pretty good deal...looks very nice. Amazon does have some good stuff.
biddy52
BROOKFIELD
Australia

May 14, 2012
6:23 PM

Post #9124026

[quote="curvesarein"]Here it is.[/quote]

That looks terrific - happy planting!
biddy52
BROOKFIELD
Australia

May 14, 2012
6:24 PM

Post #9124028

[quote="curvesarein"]I found a full size bicycle planter on Amazon.com for $123.00. Marked down $44. Best deal I could find!

This message was edited Sep 9, 2011 10:41 PM[/quote]

They were all the rage this Mother's Day in Oz - 2012!

sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 23, 2012
8:22 AM

Post #9134996

Wow what a deal. I had forgotten about this forum...it is always fun to see everyone's trash to treasures.

I turned my old fire pit into a succulent garden back in April ...

Thumbnail by sunkissed   Thumbnail by sunkissed   Thumbnail by sunkissed
Click an image for an enlarged view.

KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

May 23, 2012
4:25 PM

Post #9135670

Ooo, pretty!! Were there drainage holes in it already?

sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 13, 2012
5:58 AM

Post #9163291

Had some rusted out spots for drainage already.
dahtzu
Henderson, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 13, 2012
1:59 PM

Post #9163866

Love your succulent garden! Beautiful.

Samigal

Samigal
(Pegi) Norwalk, CA
(Zone 10b)

June 13, 2012
4:03 PM

Post #9164021

I guess I got lost somewhere along the line, missed out on a lot of beautiful trash to treasure items. Got a lot of junk in my yard, thanks to DH, and I'm always looking for a way to recycle some of it.

You cannot post until you register and login.


Other Trash to Treasure Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
here's my little treasure wheel Gourd 67 Jul 14, 2013 12:59 PM
Thank you Terry for this forum! Tradewind_64 26 Apr 17, 2010 4:52 AM
My second plant stand Vee8ch 30 Oct 18, 2007 12:48 AM
A Filigris Arbor Made from Trash ButterflyChaser 58 Sep 4, 2010 8:25 PM
Pretty in Pink Vee8ch 17 Jun 6, 2008 10:38 AM


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America