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Using Recycled Doors as Garden Backgrounds

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Backgrounds

Tina Palmer’s charming junktique display area

Backgrounds

Here at Flea Market Gardening, we’re always looking for nice ‘backgrounds’ to feature our plants, flowers and containers. Tina Palmer came up with a goodie! Tina says, “I put three old doors together that I found Flea Marketing.. I love old doors!”

Step By Step

Tina says, “First I buried them about 3 inches in the ground at the angle I wanted. Wedge them in good and tight …..then I used brackets or hinges to secure them! Put your dirt around them and pack it in.

Then the fun part, decorate! I used grapevine and flowers on middle door ….oh, forgot the best part …..broke out window on the middle door and hung a mirror in its place, from behind. Cascading roses are in the pot.”

If you believe that contact with the ground will degrade the bottoms of your doors, make a ‘foundation’ for them from treated lumber set into the ground or lift off the ground a bit with upright 4×4 posts.

Door Fence

Rhonda Schlenker’s ‘door fence’

Door Fence

Rhonda Schlenker says, “This is my ‘door fence’ in my backyard. Everyone thought I was crazy, but now they all love it.”

Starry Doors

Josie Laine’s starry door

Starry Doors

“I just finished my newest project” says Josie Laine when she recently shared her ‘stars’ pic on FMGing, ” and the wash board was my grandmothers (who) was born in 1900.”

Framed

Stephie McCarthy’s quaint blue door viewed through the twig arbor

Framed

Stephie McCarthy says, “I’ve been cleaning out a barn this week. This old door was one of many found in there, that I dressed up for my garden last year. Isn’t it kind of magical what a door, window, or even a mirror, can do for a blank wall? It sort of opens up the imagination! I want to do this on other blank walls and fences here. I’m just waiting for some unsuspecting person to knock on one, too”

Four Door Special

Brenda Townzen’s four door special!

Four Door Special

Brenda Townzen says, “Here is mine! My floor is red brick pavers and also has a tin roof.”

Chalk It Up

Gail Brunke’s door is hinged and accented with blackboard paint

Chalk It Up

Gail Brunke says, “I made a door screen used two doors and chalk painted on one door for garden sayings.”

Blue Mood

Jeanne Sammons’s door creates an imaginary wall

Blue Mood

Jeanne Sammons says, “I used this color ‘In the Pines’ for a door & a different blue for the motel chairs.”

Red Hot

Red Hot

Jeanne Sammons’s door anchors this vignette

Rustic

Kenda Hernandez’s rustic door

Rustic

Kenda Hernandez says, “I enjoy collecting gardening tools, keys, etc. to add onto my door.”

Shack Out Back

Jodi Mihelich used five discarded doors to make a charming sitting area

Shack Out Back

Jodi Mihelich tells us, “This is my “little shack out back”. I found a great deal on old doors and had seen several photos of similar ideas and this is what I came up with. Now the project is coming up with a neat fence idea to cover up all the ugly behind my little shack.”

Barn Door

Barn Door

Sherri Calvert’s ‘barn’ door adds some zip to her utility area

Second Look

Second Look

Sherri Calvert’s second door in a shady garden corner

Windowbox Door

Marie Wirth filled a garden corner with her windowbox door

Windowbox Door

Marie Wirth says, “I also love a great door in the garden! This one weighs about a ton, solid wood and a thick beveled window, way too heavy to move very far, so it made it to this corner, I put a planter box on it and it’s home!”

Sink On It

Linda LoBianco’s door stops the eye at the top of the hill

Sink On It

Linda LoBianco’s door serves as a whimsical focal point up on a rise in her beautiful flower garden. She framed the door in a rustic frame and attached a vintage ceramic wall sink she can actually use when creating bouquets. In the garden are Sedum ‘Autumn Joy,’ center, and clockwise, yellow and white Yarrow, pink Coneflower, pink Phlox and Moss rose.

Background

Background

Rita Kromer’s door is the background for all her Flea Market treasures

Garden Door

Garden Door

Maggie Ziemer says, ‘My Garden door!’

Gold Star

Gold Star

LouJean Bailey‎’s door vignette

Faux Porch

Deanne Clemons’s door is set into a faux ‘porch’

Faux Porch

Deanne, wanted a porch and created her porch! She had two steps built next to an old shed wall, attached a vintage screen door and set out to decorate it accordingto her dream. Just add flowers in Spring!

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