Sunday, September 18, 2011

Decorating Outside by Suzi at Design Shuffle

Hi, everyone, I’m Susi and I write as a guest blogger for Design Shuffle, a fabulous social media site that promotes interior designers and their work from around the world. My writing focuses on things I'm passionate about: interior design, decorating ideas, home furnishings, gardening, travel and art. I get to look at gorgeous things all day and write about them. I'm a very lucky girl!

I am so happy to be visiting Dragonflys and Stars today and writing about decorating outside with junky finds. For one, it makes me almost forget that summer is nearly over. And secondly, I am an avid gardener and lover of reusing and repurposing what I like to call “forgotten objects” or what some people might call junk. So here are some clever ways people have decorated their outside space with interesting finds. Enjoy!
1 Decorating OutsideDreamhouse Cammy (via)
Love the rusty patina on this old bike that has found new life as a plant holder in the garden. I think it looks very happy to be there.
2 Decorating OutsideEnjoy Co. (via)
I’m not sure what this planter was in its previous life but it makes a very cool home for plants. I think it would also make a great cooler for drinks.
3 Decorating OutsideFunky Junk Interiors (via)
Wood pallets are great sources of raw wood for the DIYer. Pallets can be used to make planters, window boxes and even furniture for the garden. Think outdoor living room ideas.
4 Decorating OutsideFiskars (via)
Container gardens can be made from almost anything, even a flour sifter. Look at kitchen objects that have run their course or find them at thrift stores and garage sales.
5 Decorating OutsidePinterest (via)
What a clever use for old wooden spools or industrial sized bobbins… a garden hose holder! Look for these wooden spools at flea markets and on ebay.
6 Decorating OutsideBuckets of Burlap (via)
Some may call all these things junk but to people who love vintage and junk, these are treasures. Love the old wood barrel turned into a herb garden. The wood ladder would be great with a trailing vine growing on it.
7 Decorating OutsidePinterest (via)
These old floor grates decorate a garden path. Aren’t they pretty? I think they would look cool with moss growing inside them.
8 Decorating OutsideEtsy (via)
Another great find on Etsy… found object birdhouses. This could be a project for a clever DIYer. Birdhouses are a wonderful way to reuse and repurpose forgotten objects…aka junk. Who knew birds could use an interior design makeover?

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  1. OMG! I love every single one of those projects. That birdhouse is amazing!

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