Trash to Treasure Garden Decor

Trash to Treasure Garden Decor: From Rusty Metal Pieces to Inviting Rest Area

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To encourage people to use our front door instead of our back door, we added a pull- in and rest area in our front yard.  We started by using two tree stumps from trees we had removed when we moved into the house and secured a board across them for seating.  Then using old rusted scaffolding and throw away metal pieces we began the creative process.

Here’s the old scaffolding and some old junk parts we were given by a friend.

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Trash to Treasure Garden - Rusted Scaffolding

After sanding and painting all the metal pieces, I decided I wanted to make a wind chime out of some of the pieces.  I used old metal nails and attached them with fish line to make this one-of-a-kind wind chime.

Trash to Treasure Garden - Junk Wind Chime

Quick-Set Cement secured the scaffolding into the ground.

Trash to Treasure Garden - Scaffolding in Cement

Next, all the metal pieces I had painted needed to be hung with wire from the scaffolding.  Some of the pieces include saw blades and an old paint can.  I used a color scheme of gold and silver.

Trash to Treasure Garden - DIY Scaffolding Frame

To complete the area, I added shrubs, small trees, a variety of flowers, a wooden border and mulch.

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Using junk, literally throw away items, we were able to create a beautiful addition to our front yard.  As the plants grow and fill in, this area will become even more inviting. The humming bird feeder is already attracting guests!  I also added a piece of” metal decoration” to our lamp post across the way from the area.  I definitely optimize the old saying, “one persons’ junk is another persons’ treasure!” 

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