Happy Farmhouse Friday, everyone!
Everywhere you go this time of year, garden centers are exploding with color, people are working in their yards and the air just smells so fresh and sweet with with the scents of flowers and freshly-mowed grass, so the theme this week is yard and garden projects.
If you missed any of the previous Farmhouse Friday themes, you can find them all HERE.
How is your garden growing so far? I know many of you are amazing gardeners. Me…not so much. When my kids were younger they wanted to grow fruits and veggies. We had tomatoes and pumpkins, corn and watermelons, and zucchini coming out of our ears. These days they are pretty busy with work, and I don’t want to tend a garden by myself, so I’ve been focusing more on flowers and garden projects that look pretty, rather than taste good.
I started out with my repurposed chair flower planter. The plants were pretty small in this photo, but they have grown a lot and look beautiful now.
Since I plan to spend a lot of time outdoors this summer, I gave my adirondack chairs a makeover. When my oldest son gets off of work each day, he plants himself on those chairs, with his music playing and a bag of sunflower seeds to munch on, and just enjoys being outdoors.
Then I made a barn quilt to hang on the side of our small barn that faces the front yard. Obviously, that isn’t a garden project. It just adds to the overall look I wanted for our yard.
Then I gave my flower pots a vintage vibe with some antique advertising images stenciled on them. Today I went and bought some perennials , and two of my sons are digging out places to plant them.
During the colder months, I treat myself to fresh flowers every so often, but I never use a regular vase to hold them. I prefer to put them in something with vintage style, like old canning jars in my upcycled clementine crate.
Today I decided to give the crate a vintage makeover, so I used my Goodfellow & Sons stencil on it, and filled it with gardening supplies.
Seriously, aren’t clay pots almost as pretty as flowers? I snatch them up whenever I find them cheap at thrift stores and yard sales.
These wall hooks created from a drawer front, double as a place to display cut blooms and a farm fresh sign.
Since I still don’t have that many yard and garden projects done, I put out the call to other bloggers for their best projects, and they totally blew me out of the water.
Hang on to your garden gloves, because these gals are amazing, with over 30 ideas!
My Love 2 Create made repurposed drawer flower planters.
These drawers were repurposed as window box planters by Kammy’s Korner.
The Altered Past Repurposed Rings into a Garden Orb.
Look at this beautiful vintage bicycle used as a flower planter from Hymns & Verses.
I love this rustic potting bench from Homeology Modern Vintage.
wood and corrugated metal were used to create patio flower planters by Urban Patina.
Somewhat Quirky Design repurposed a mailbox as a fun and quirky planter – love it!
This galvanized bucket stacked planter by Unskinny Boppy has been pinned over 4,000 times on Pinterest!
There’s more galvanized planter goodness from One More Time with 6 great ideas!
If you prefer succulents, you’ll love these DIY ombre pots by The Logbook.
At Home with Sweet T created a living welcome sign with succulents.
And Happy Hour Projects converted a lantern into a succulent planter.
Just when I thought I’d seen every succulent idea, this succulent purse from Dreaming In Color surprised me. Isn’t it darling?
Here’s one last succulent idea from The Everyday Home. Plant them in a colander – too cute!
Sawdust 2 Stitches has a tutorial to make these beautiful tiered planters.
Whats Ur Home Story shows how to create a pretty container water garden.
Would you believe this planter on wheels by Petticoat Junction started out as a magazine rack? Great idea!
Refresh Restyle repurposed a ladder as a combination side table and plant stand.
I love dried strawflowers, so I was happy to learn hot to do it myself from Pet Scribbles!
I love old tool boxes, and this repurposed tool box planter by Satoari Design for Living is wonderful!
I adore this chicken feeder planter from New House New Home!
Look how sweet this flowering table centerpiece is from Garden Matter.
Learn to make these brown paper seedling pots from Homework.
Create a charming table centerpiece with flowers in a rustic wood crate via Midwest Living.
Fresh fruit combined with flowers also looks gorgeous (and edible!) in this table centerpiece.
Lessons from the Lake demonstrates how to do Flower Pounding to perserve images of your garden plants.
If you want the secret of perfect planters, Pocket of Posies has them for you!
Don’t these climbing vines look gorgeous? Exquisitely Unremarkable shows how to do it!
Organized Clutter has the most amazing garden projects!
And last, but not least, learn to make a chicken wire planter on pallet wood from Stow and Tell U.
Next week’s theme will be
Now let’s see your yard and garden projects!