Repurposing Ideas For Your Garden
The garden is a particularly good spot for repurposing items because unusual objects can add variety and visual interest to all the greenery in your landscape. You may have plenty of items lying around your garage, attic or basement that can be recycled into striking pieces for garden area with minimal effort. If you don’t really have an idea, then, here are several repurposing ideas for your garden. First, any concave object can become a planter or flower pot, so have fun with it. Large bowls of any material (although metal and ceramic hold up best) are typical, but why be typical? Use old buckets and wash tubs to house larger plants, or situate a tub in the seat-frame of an old chair. As the plant blooms, the carved rails of the chair back lend a downright cottage-y feel, and the upright rails provide support for vines and climbing plants. Then, you can use furniture. Most indoor furniture can be successfully used outside, with a few modifications and considerations.
A completely-upholstered piece probably won’t fare well, but wood or wicker pieces with upholstered cushions will be fine, especially in covered areas. Wood, plastic and metal furniture work great and are very weather-resistant, but become even more charming and picturesque as the material weathers for your garden. And also, random things from around the house can turn into gorgeous works of craft pretty easily. Hammer some old silverware flat and turn it into wind chimes. Have a collection of random wood boxes that seem to be perpetually empty? Stand them on their sides and prop the door open, then you will get an instant bird house.