Firewood becomes trellis project

July 8th, 2009 in member junk     
DigginDeep DigginDeep, member
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One day my 6-year-old-daughter wanted to build a bird house and I liked that idea. So I scrounged around our garage and found the scrap wood we needed. While we worked on that I thought I'd like a trellis for a Mandevilla vine I'd just bought but *really* didn't want to spend the money on a new one. So, I pieced this together from scraps we were going to use as firewood. (so now I need to find more firewood! lol) I wanted it to look thrown together (cuz it was!) so I attached some of the pieces off-kilter. I already had the paint that matched our house. With the new birdhouse attached we decided to add on a platform feeder and a couple of planters. The planters I had gotten off the $1 rack at Target a while ago and painted them. They're not deep so I may have to change them later if I find that's a problem. Since I took this, I moved it to the right a little so its more center and my vine is growing up it nicely. My daughter is soooo proud of her contribution to this project and cant wait to find some birds nesting there next Spring. :)


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Haylee Foster
posted in: member junk, seasonal, metal, wood, cottage, plant holder, funky, outdoor spaces, white, red

Comments (6)

suewhitney writes: This is fabulous! The off kilter look is great. Glad to hear you are getting your daughter involved in junking at an early age.

Happy junking,
Sue Posted: 11:06 am on July 9th
alicemom writes: Love this look. I love the miss matched "higgly piggly" look.
smiles, alice Posted: 10:20 pm on July 8th
RustyDiva writes: Nice work. It makes it really special when you attach such a sweet story. Posted: 2:43 pm on July 8th
monakent writes: VERY fun!!! Love the look - it adds charm and coolness to the piece. Tell your daughter she did a super job with the birdhouse. too. So glad to hear she likes to create, just like her Mommy. Keep up the good work. gailmarie Posted: 11:02 am on July 8th
oldnews writes: What fun to make it with your daughter! When the mandevilla starts to climb it's really going to be cool! Love it! Marie Posted: 8:02 am on July 8th
grannijo writes: So cute!...I can see why your daughter is so proud...nice work!...thanks for sharing...sharon Posted: 7:50 am on July 8th
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