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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

curvesarein wrote:Here it is.


That looks terrific - happy planting!
biddy52
BROOKFIELD
Australia

May 14, 2012
6:24 PM

Post #9124028

curvesarein wrote: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


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 ...

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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.

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