Picket Fence Flowerbox

September 18th, 2011 in blog, member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
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Mums and a picket fence...now that’s autumn.

Junky finds turned into a shabby fall planter.

The gate already had an incredible finish so I didnt mess with it. 
Heres one of the reclaimed shelves from a 100 year old kitchen pantry that was reimagined into a shabby flowerbox.

This is how obsessed I become when a piece of junk sparks an idea. I found the old gate late Saturday afternoon and the finish photos were shot Sunday morning by 10:00 am. 
Yep, Sunday morning and I’m up at 6:30 cutting lumber to build a flowerbox. And, I had to make a run to the nursery too…sicko!

Small details can propel a new piece back to a passed era.

Perfectly peeling paint.

Straight legs would have been boring, so the shape of these babies was traced directly from one of the pickets.

Turning junk into an autumn gem.


Cut me a little slack on the mums. They were planted ten minutes before I shot the photos. I’ll post additional pictures in a week or two.

Mums and a picket fence...now that’s autumn.

Mums and a picket fence...now that’s autumn.

Photo: Jim Healy (copyright 2011)

The second I laid eyes on this old picket fence gate I had to have it. The side of my garage needed a little something to cheer it up and this crusty old gate made the perfect backdrop for a shabby themed flowerbox.

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jim Healy - Junk Architect (copyright 2011)
posted in: blog, member junk, seasonal, vintage, container, wood, cottage, plant holder, white, black, farm, paint, flowerbox, jim healy, junk architect

Comments (10)

Junky_Jolie writes: Just love that picket fence...adorable!

JJ Posted: 4:57 pm on December 18th
suewhitney writes: Adorable! Sometimes that's all that needs to be said.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:06 am on October 2nd
georgiamoon writes: Hey Jimmy, really nice planter box. I love the cut-outs on the legs and the touch of black to go with your shutters. I makes the side of your garage look happy!...and the neighbors probably love looking over there and seeing it too. It will be beautiful in the spring with lots of colorful flowers cascading out of it. Perfect, as usual. Georgia Posted: 6:58 am on September 23rd
racers7 writes: Crazy, awesome! So country chic and weather worn. Melody Posted: 11:02 am on September 20th
JunkSituation writes: Great project... it would look great on my wrap-around front porch :) Did you fertilize those mums? LOL !
Tammy Posted: 3:43 am on September 20th
RustyDiva writes: I get it.....I don't read very often because if I start a book, I nearly go blind from reading it straight through because I can't put it down. Same with projects. I'll bet most of us junkers are. :) The mums are gorgeous and the projects is perfect! Way to go Jim.

Kenda (I'm sooooooo ready for Fall) Posted: 3:03 pm on September 19th
KMcG73 writes: Absolutely lovely! Posted: 9:50 am on September 19th
CottageElements writes: I'm one who loves chippy...and these pickets are perfect! Don't know if I'm ready for fall, but at least this makes fall much prettier!

Lani Posted: 7:37 am on September 19th
Funky_Junk_Donna writes:
Very very nice! Love me some chippy pickets and the extras you designed are naturally perfect!

Donna Posted: 9:09 pm on September 18th
AtticusFinch writes: Love the curvy details. And the garnet colored mums are very striking against the chippy white pickets.

Don't think of it as obsessed, just creativity at work.

Good job!
Sheri

Posted: 8:23 pm on September 18th
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