A new pallet gate and boardwalk for the shed

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Lest you think I’ll never stop playing with pallets, you are probably right. Thing is, I was creating with pallets before they became ‘a thing.’ And since I had 2 on hand and the garden shed needed work pronto, this happened in a matter of about an hour. It’s a new pallet gate and boardwalk for the shed! […]

If it weren’t for those ever reliable perennials in bloom…

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Today we had this amazing, overcast but super warm and humid day.   I was out shopping and once I hit the tarmac, it felt like I stepped into hot jello and transported into the South! I love weather like this because it isn’t’ all that common on the West coast. And thank goodness our vegetable garden […]

Make an old ladder garden arbour… in minutes!

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This project may be too simple to even blog about, but… what can I say here… You can make an old ladder garden arbour… in minutes! Yesterday I was continuing my big weed fest in the backyard and had all this apparatus (the usual… sawhorses, pallets.. doesn’t everyone?!) lying all over the place. Including a couple […]

PJ 241 – Salvaged Garden Art Projects

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  Welcome to Party Junk 241 – Salvaged Garden Art Projects Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Happy weekend, and thanks for coming to the place where upcycles are the ultimate! Here are a few highlights from last weekend’s Party Junk 240… Board track racer yard art / Pieced Pastimes All is not quite […]

Rare vintage hand garden tools… the finishing touch?

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Do you ever find it can take an eternity to finish a project? Sometimes even a small one? In the repurposed world, you generally wait until you land the perfect something. It’s not like you can whip up a true authentic antique. Emulate yes, but it’s not quite the same, is it? When I was decorating […]

Get a full flowerbed with less – plus other garden cheater tips

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Welcome to my little slice of garden Heaven from my back yard!  So… this flowerbed is very full, lush, green and all that good stuff. Nature driven even. Must have cost a fortune to fill, right?  But not all is what it appears to be. This flowerbed is filled to the brim with flowerbed cheats. How […]

If rustic garden sheds could tell stories

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You guys are so sweet! After my Less Than Pinterest Worthy post yesterday, some of you were consoling me over my poor, barren yard. Thank-for being so thoughtful! But I did a little something about it today. The rustic garden shed got some new accessories AND flowers. It’s still early in the year, but things are looking up! At least […]

Living with a less than Pinterest worthy yard

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You may be a little shocked with today’s post. You won’t see things just so, complete with glorious shots.  Uneyecandy for sure. Today I am living with a less than Pinterest worthy yard. When you look at EVERYTHING that has to be done as a whole, it’s impossible to tackle. You have no idea how […]