"I was in need of some planters for my back patio, but didn't want to spend too much money," says Amy of Sweet 'n Sour Gumballs. Imagine her delight when she spotted these large, decorative planters being put down next to the trash bins on garbage collection day in her neighborhood.
"This old bench was rescued from the back of my mom's flower garden right before it completely slipped away into the forest never to be seen again!" says Amy at Joyful Daisy. "I am truly amazed what an afternoon with spray paint can do."
Sometimes, a little patience pays off when you start something new. In the case of Joan at Nicer Than New, taking the time to find some items that could be repurposed resulted in her being able to start a container garden with minimum expense.
Over at Second Chance to Dream, Barb had some old mailboxes she'd collected over time from thrift stores and garage sales. At just $1.00 each, the price was right and Barb knew she'd come up with some clever use for them.
Cheryl blogs at The Creative Me and My McG. When the cushions of her garden swing seat became too damaged to use, Cheryl noticed that some patio chairs she'd saved from a neighbor's garbage matched the swing frame and fit inside the seat area. She joked to her husband that it was too bad they couldn't use the chairs as seats for the swing, and he took it as a challenge!
Over at Little House of Four, Katie wanted to build her own workbench for the garage. Since her husband comes across used wood pallets often in his work, pallets seemed to be the quickest and cheapest option for building the bench.
Add Grow Creative, Elise decided that while she wanted additional planters to add foliage and color to her deck, she didn't need them to cost a lot of money or take up a lot of floor space. The solution? A vertical planter made from recycled materials.
Some time ago, I scavenged some old fence posts from my neighbors' trash. Well, I'm pleased to announce that I finally used the last of those fence posts! I shared my final fence post project--a garden planter box--at Infarrantly Creative.
I spotted this nifty rescue project by Amber from Averie Lane over at Kleinworth & Co. She came up with this idea for a garden wall using repurposed items when she was looking at a blank wall near her patio, one day.
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