Containers from Found Items: Yard sales rock

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Containers from Found Items

By valleylynn
August 26, 2011

Found items for plant containers can be quite whimsical or they can be more formal. The key is to be creative when looking for items to use.

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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Aug 25, 2011 6:46 PM CST
I have found so many great items at yard sales!
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Robynznest
Aug 25, 2011 7:59 PM CST
Great article Lynn, sure makes you want to go to thrift stores to make your gardens pretty. Thanks.
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Bubbles
Aug 25, 2011 9:14 PM CST
Such creative planters and plantings. Makes me want to pull some things out of the garage and grab some spray paint.
Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Aug 26, 2011 12:46 AM CST
You've done a beautiful job with your planters Lynn. Great ideas and very inspiring article! Thumbs up
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bsavage
Aug 26, 2011 10:41 AM CST
Great article! You all have truly inspired me this year to find and plant things I might not have thought of. So much fun!
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
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nap
Aug 26, 2011 1:52 PM CST
I loved this article, Lynn. You have a perfect imagination for this type of art. You make it look so easy.
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dahlianut
Aug 26, 2011 2:31 PM CST
Fantabulous article and GORJUS pics valleylynn. Lots of inspiring ideas to get me thinkin... thinkin.... thinkin Smiling
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Aug 26, 2011 6:12 PM CST
Sorry I just came to the party. *Blush*
But look what I found today.
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Needs a little paint, but is not rusted through, $1.25

Plant stand was $2.00, just need to tighten the screws and paint. Wire baskets were .25¢ to .50¢ each.
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Childrens wooden chairs. I will fix the seats with hardware cloth and plant them.
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Toad house .50¢ Needs a little cleaning and maybe some paint?
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Tin letter holder, a ceramic lady (I will drill a hole in the bottom), a few other ceramics, rock person and ironstone pot.
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All this and things for my grand daughters campus apartment when she move into it next month.
We had so much fun today. Hurray!

I can't wait to see what all of you find and how you use it. Hurray!
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Aug 26, 2011 6:27 PM CST
Great Score!!!
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dahlianut
Aug 26, 2011 6:30 PM CST
ooooooooo Can't wait to see what you create valleylyn Thumbs up
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Aug 26, 2011 10:04 PM CST
Now to see what all of you are going to create. Thumbs up
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Boopaints
Aug 26, 2011 10:50 PM CST
Lynn, You have such a beautiful way with succulents...they all are lovely and you've planted them in such fun containers!

I especially love the blue tin letter holder you painted (and now you have another one!) and the little cart...what steals!

I love to garage sale.

GREAT article! Hurray!
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Aug 27, 2011 2:23 AM CST
Good haul today Lynn. I can't wait to see them all planted. Big Grin
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Onewish1
Aug 27, 2011 3:15 AM CST
love the plant stand!!
Name: Carole
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Aug 27, 2011 3:49 AM CST
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Aug 27, 2011 11:45 AM CST
I am trying to decide how to paint the cart. Any suggestions?
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Aug 27, 2011 11:48 AM CST
I always like blue, it all depends how much you want it to 'stand out' Red would cover up the rust spots nicely...
Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Aug 27, 2011 11:51 AM CST
You might want to cover the whole thing with Kilz spray. It usually keeps the rust from seeping through. And I love blue too, but yellow also works well with blue.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Aug 27, 2011 2:24 PM CST
I'm liking the thought of both the red and the yellow. I'll be reselling it so I need to take that into account. Hmmmmm Whistling
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
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nap
Aug 27, 2011 3:07 PM CST
Sharon, I always thought KILZ was for mold and mildew. Is it for rust too?

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