Thursday, June 11, 2009

An Old Iron Plant Stand

This old iron plant stand belonged to my
mother-in-law, and I recently adopted it.

It was originally painted white, but, after sitting outside for many
years, the paint was flaking off and part of the metal had rusted.

I scraped it with a wire brush, gave it a couple
of coats of black satin paint, and added some plants.

Here it is in its new home
(the path leading to our backyard) ...


Smilingsal said...

What a transformation! I'm sure your mother-in-law would be pleased.

racheld said...

Oh, Janie!!

I'm going all #10 over your garden path!!! I SO covet the ability to have Watermelon Crape Myrtle---every time we go back South, the medians are shining with it for miles and miles, and I want some SO badly!! It's my very favorite plant in the world.

We're the wrong Zone for it, but every Summer it calls to me. I just love this picture.

Beth at Aunties said...

It is a beautiful transformation! Your path way is gorgeous!
I have never heard of Watermelon Crape Mrytle. I will have to look it up... I enjoy all the added knowledge I learn on blogs. :-)


Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful transformation!!

Your garden is gorgeous!

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful job on the plant stand. It looks terrific with your black arbor!! I have some rusted metal things I am going to paint and wasn't sure how to deal with the rust and now you have answered my questions~a wire brush! Thanks!!

Like everyone, I love your path and Crape Myrtle. Never heard of it and don't think I can grow it in the Midwest, but it really looks fabulous!

Have a wonderful day! :-)


Lisa said...

So pretty! You did a great job with it and found it the perfect home :O)

A Joyful Chaos said...

It is very lovely, and you garden looks delightful! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Sue said...

Janie, You transformed a plain Jane into a beautiful "Janie" piece! Your pathway and garden area is to lust after- and I do....

Charlotte said...

What a terrific makeover. Your yard is beautiful.
I really like your header picture too.