Most of the parts used were curb finds or freebies, with the exception of the brackets, $1 each at real deals, and 2 of the 2x8's at the top of the arbor. All the plants were purchased on clearance (75% off).
This picture shows the empty corner of the yard before it was transformed.
Rose says: "I just loved the top of it. She and her husband really did a great job on theirs. You should check it out."
As you can see, this was a large undertaking. It was slow going.
Rose adds "It's a great place to sit and hang outside with the dogs. They love it!"
These are the current furry friends that own Rose and Mike. . . Yoshi and Sandy
I absolutely love, love, love how Rose transformed this corner of her yard.
If you would like to see more of Rose's finds and projects, she has a blog, check it out here.
Hi, there! I’m Gail, the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. I’m obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believe that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again—myself included! I hope you’ll enjoy the journey and pick up a few tools along the way… literally!
Love it! What a terrific tribute...
Thanks for posting this Gail, this project was very near and dear to my heart. I'd done a door arbor for my mom a couple years ago and wanted to do one for my yard too, just couldn't quite make out where to put it. Once I found the dog silouette, that was the lightbulb moment. Everything came together from there. The white brick surround is actually concrete fake stone siding leftover from a commercial building. They wanted to throw away the leftovers so I carted them all home! The posts are from a porch in my mom's neighborhood that was torn down and thrown to the curb. (got a lot of the old t&g floorboards too) I loved the house number that was still on one post, that became the "address" for the garden.
The doors didn't match in style but were close, so a few old lath strips cut to size made the 3 window panes look like the 9 on the other door.
Oh, and I hate to dig, so metal t-posts hammered into the ground are anchoring the posts. Even so, my husband was enlisted to help pound those babies in the ground. That was the hardest part of the whole project! (2nd hardest was getting the glass out of the windows.)
The location was chosen by our dogs, who love to watch people go by from that corner of the yard. It's their "sentry station".
Sorry this is so long.
Thanks for the kind remarks everyone.
This is just beautiful. Love the repurposing of the crib rails and the door arbor is amazing. What a great idea. I just love all the things that can be done with old doors! And what a great tribute to Justice. Beautiful.
This garden is Amazing! The things you have done with "throwaways" are so beautiful and creative; I just love the entire thing. I'm saving it for ideas for my own yard. Great job!
The garden is incredible! And I adore the arbor! I definitely want to try one next summer. Thanks for the inspiration.
LOve it!!! I never would have thought, but now I do!
wow...wow...wow..I love it..nicely done
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That is amazing! I love it! Too bad we are still using our crib. Great job! I would love to feature your project tomorrow for the Garden Section.