Playing Outside...

June 29th, 2010 in member junk     
chippingcharm Laurel Putman, contributor
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This was my favorite CJS find...Im sure everyone else thought I was crazy but I knew just what I would do with it...
Just a few little pots and flowers and a favorite sign...
I think it looks right at home on my porch.
My hubby got these cool green metal bins full of stuff he won on an auction...I love it when that happens! They work great on the porch spilling with flowers and herbs...
I was originally going to stencil words on them and then I saw these rusty license plates at the CJS and decided to add them with magnets instead...
Another rusty plate added interest to this metal chair...
Just another little assortment of outdoor goodies...
My little Junk you recognize that little rusty plant from Amys AAJMS pictures?  It came home with me ;)
This cool old scale was another Country Junk Sale treasure...
Fairbanks Pantent words on anything!  Adds to the coolness factor dont you think?
An old milk can top and some wire make a fun planter hanging from the hook...
This chippy little door bell gets a new life (with an added P) greeting my guests at the door...
This was my favorite CJS find...Im sure everyone else thought I was crazy but I knew just what I would do with it...

This was my favorite CJS find...I'm sure everyone else thought I was crazy but I knew just what I would do with it...

I've been so busy selling my junk lately that I haven't had much time to just "play" with my own junk at home.  But after attending the Country Junk Sale on Friday I felt inspired to get home and get busy planting (finally, huh?!?) and junking up my porch...

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Laurel Putman...Chipping Charm
posted in: member junk, seasonal, metal, container, cottage, plant holder, eclectic, industrial, , outdoor spaces, porch, scale, Springs

Comments (17)

CottageElements writes: Laurel, I'd love to see this in person! Perfect junk inviting!

Lani Posted: 12:38 pm on July 11th
shabbychick writes: Laurel - I'm a little late checking in - but so glad I didn't miss this. You've put all your "junk" finds together so beautifully. I'm a big fan of what you did with the rusty license plates too, and the settee/bench is way cool (gotta love those springs!!!).

It looks like you're having some big junk fun this summer - miss ya!


P.S. Gardening with rust is so much fun, isn't it?? Your flowers/plants look pretty darned happy!!

P.S.S. I'm hoping to get a tour one of these days! Posted: 8:36 am on July 9th
MimiToria writes: Love your repurposed Junk Laurel. Kudos goes out to you for sure. Great vision for some great stuff. It was a great barn sale and so much fun once again. You've created such a welcome addition to what you already had going on at your home. People, Laurels home is so cool and amazing. Its even better in person than what her photos show it to be. So fun to be your friend!
The rusty license plate additions to the cool green metal turned planters and the awesome rusty chair are one of my favorite ideas. Love the chair of course, too, but my dh wouldn't. :(
Great job!
Gretchen Posted: 12:27 pm on July 7th
itsnotjunk2me writes: laurel,
this is wonderful! i love all your uses of junk-inspires me to add to my outdoor decor!
judi ;) Posted: 11:27 pm on July 5th
Funky_Junk_Donna writes: That bench idea is the coolest junker outdoor art yet! Love all the ideas. The stacked boxes are really cool too. I enjoyed this! Posted: 2:45 pm on July 3rd
RedheadedWahine writes: the rusty spring bench is a great redo! Posted: 5:21 am on July 3rd
JunkArchitect writes: What a great bunch of inspiring photos. Your neighbors must love stealing all your ideas.

Posted: 8:43 am on July 1st
alicemom writes: Laurel,
Boy howdy it looks fantastic. My new sil has some rusty plates I think I will be making a request before I go home. Thanks for the inspiration!
smiles, alice Posted: 5:36 am on July 1st
ninnarae writes: These all look wonderful, Laurel! Posted: 1:35 am on July 1st
BillyJo writes: Really a great bench. BillyJo Posted: 1:01 am on July 1st
Prior writes: I love your seetee and your chippy old doorbell... Your whole porch looks great! Lezlee Posted: 12:11 am on July 1st
CountryJunkSale writes: brought our junk to life. That scale doesn't look like the same one sitting in front of our barn- so cool to see what you did with everything! Posted: 9:47 pm on June 30th
MakinItHappen writes: I'm gonna come and live on your porch! Posted: 9:58 am on June 30th
vanj writes: Laura, I always thought your stuff was the bomb, but this is absolutely the coolest post yet!!!! I too love my junk and everyone thinks I am crazy too . keep up the good work.

Vanessa Posted: 4:37 pm on June 29th
junktiqueboutique writes: You found some fantastic items and put them together beautifully. I love that bench too. and the rusty signs and the door bell. I guess I love it all. Posted: 3:59 pm on June 29th
NDJunkGirl writes: I am beginning to think we were twin sisters in a former life! I LOVE the bench with the springs - to die for! I have a similar deal I will be posting soon but I am going another direction with it. Stay tuned.

Your yard looks awesome and all your junky items filled with flowers - stunning!

Love your posts! Andrea Posted: 1:52 pm on June 29th
RustyDiva writes: Oh my goodness!!!! I'm in love with a porch!!! That bed/bench is the coolest thing I have ever seen in my life! You might want to bolt that down so it doesn't disappear. ;)
I'm also drooling over the rusty plates - too cool!! It all looks absolutely gorgeous! Great job Laurel. I'm inspired to go home and do a little work on my own porch ~ even in the rain.

Kenda Posted: 12:26 pm on June 29th
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