Wednesday, May 26, 2010

PLANTER

I'm always on the lookout for something I can repurpose and use in the garden. This old metal lampshade, for instance. I happened to be driving by a garage sale at the end of the morning and this item was free. It is an old lampshade with a broken interior support. Perfect to turn upside down and turn into a planter. I filled it with a loose gravel, pumice, fibre, granite mix and a few cactus pads that had been kicking around in 4" pots. Et voilà.

13 comments:

  1. Such a good idea! I'll have to keep my eyes open for sure items.

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  2. Great minds think alike: I just bought a large round white glass light shade, and tucked it into my garden as a gazing ball :)

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  3. Free? Lucky you! I think it looks great.

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  4. Hey, now that sure says "Texas!" :D

    Interesting that the star is an uncanny representation of the Sigil of Baphomet! Just saying! :)

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  5. Wondering, what did you do to the bottom to prvent all the gravel from pouring out? This is an intersting idea and I see all kinds of shades and stuff at goodwill and salvation army.

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  6. Thanks, y'all seem to agree it was a find. Don't often happen on garage sales except in the summer when we are camping and happen by a town on a Saturday. Joseph- Learn many new things every day. Thanks for the link.
    Cynthia- Don't know how permanent it will be but I lined the whole thing with window screen and then cut out the bottom of a meat tray, punched holes, and placed it on the bottom. So far it is holding.

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  7. It looks great. I love it, when a new purpose can be found for something.

    ~~Linda...

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  8. You are always so clever and creative. I love it!

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  9. Nana. It's pretty. I like it. Vivian

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  10. That is simply too amazing. I wish I could morph your creativity into me. Beautiful!

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  11. How neat...turning this old lantern/lamp into a succulent planter! Genius. It is gorgeous!!!

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