Decorating With Garden Junk and a DIY Wooden Frame

When the warmer weather comes around I like to decorate my garden as much as I like to decorate my home. 

Today I'm going to show you how I repurposed an old frame that was hanging in my basement. It's now hanging on the fence to decorate my yard. 

I began by creating a shelf for the bottom edge of the frame. 

I attached it using a small piece of wood under the back lip of the shelf with a nail gun. 

Next, I mixed what I thought was going to be the perfect purple for the garden but it came out a little on the maroon side, I was a little heavy on the red. 

For the second coat, I added more blue to the paint and that gave me the exact color I was looking for. 

I distressed the edges with a little sandpaper then hung it on the fence using a simple over the door wreath hanger

You can read all about how I decorate the fence in my yard with these by following the bold link. 

Decorating Garden Junk and a DIY Wooden Frame

I've written a lot about decorating the yard and garden with junk, at one point we built a fire pit in a weekend

That was a lot of work but it turned out great in the end. 

When we  finished the fire pit we even built a log holder to hold the logs for the fire. 

Here's a look back at several inexpensive garden junk ideas we used before we replaced the fence. 

The new fence made a huge difference in the look of the yard, an investment I'm so glad we made. 

Garden Junk and a DIY Wooden Frame

A quick spruce-up of the edging was another easy weekend project and made all the difference in the look of the backyard.

Garden Junk in the backyard

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Decorating with Repurposed Garden Junk in the backyard


I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .