Thursday, June 9, 2011
Upcycling Flea Market Finds for Your Garden or don't be afraid to mess with the old stuff
including a boardwalk faucet (imagine how many sandy feet this baby has rinsed off), some vintage spools (I buy these once in a while for my display - they make great hangers), a Partridge Family lunchbox for only 15 bucks (a bargain and my daughter collects them) and these 3 amazing pinball games from the 30's that I had never seen before.
(the same goes for people)
so don't hesitate to make some old thing into something else.
Adding some clear beads and fishing thread to the faucet (remove head, thread through, tie off the beads and trim thread) adds a little whimsy to a potted plant.
(I used a little fire to make this work, but you can totally do this without it)
to form wings and a dragonfly body and attach it to an old metal garden stake and you've got another upcycled garden doodad.
There are some gorgeous handmade gardening goodies on Etsy, too!
monkeys always look
2. simply pretty prints
3. blossom farm
4. glazed over
5. kat gallery
6. pumpkin ridge pottery