DIY Garden Inspiration With Repurposed Art

An outdoor garden is always beautiful on it’s own but it can be made more interesting with some repurposed art.  The art creates a focal point and added interest. Some of the most unique ideas, that I have seen, come from using salvaged wood and metal antique items. These junk items create some of the most interesting and beautiful garden art. Because of this, I have rounded up some of my favorite diy garden inspiration that incorporate these items most creatively.

DIY Garden Inspiration

1.  Garden Bench

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Garden bench via Hometalk

This colorful garden bench was repurposed from an old bed frame! This is such a clever idea that adds a ton of whimsical interest to the garden area. It also makes a great display for potted plants. The bright cheery colors add to the charm. Even rustic outdoor spaces can use a little cheerful color.

2.  Tricycle Flower Pot

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Tricycle flower pot by Dejavue Designs

I have seen lots of instances where old bicycles are used in a garden design but this tricycle is my favorite. The added bowl works great as a planter. However, you can also place flowers in a bicycle basket. Garden crafts like this add a lot of visual interest.

3.  Secret Garden Door 

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Secret garden door seen on Hometalk

This fun door, leading to no where, is made up of a variety of salvaged parts.  The actual door glass was painted with mirror paint to provide a nice reflection of the surrounding garden and it also gives the illusion of a garden beyond.

4.  Container Gardening

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Container gardening by Flea Market Gardening

An old enamel tub combined with an old table makes a great raised planter for your garden. You could also use a stool or vintage step ladder to add some height. Because of the raised height, this combination works well for a focal point.

5.  Garden Chair

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Garden chair by the Kabam Family

Here, a painted chair welcomes you to come and sit awhile and enjoy the view.  Although this chair looks great in the garden, weatherproofing it with polyurethane is a must. Any wood needs to withstand the weather.

Again, some fun containers bring the height of the flowers more to eye level and add some decorative interest.

I hope you have enjoyed all of this DIY garden inspiration. Do you have some ideas for the garden that you would like to share?



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