A Simple Garden Window

Last year I worked hard on my backyard landscaping and plantings and while I'm really proud of how it looks out there, I think it needs a little bit of oomph if you know what I mean! A little character!

I have some old windows in my garage so I thought I'd use one to create a simple garden window.

Recycled an old window for garden art!

I also found an old shelf in the garage hoard supply of valuable inventory. I attached it with just a couple of L-brackets that I also already had!

A couple of D-rings (you guess it... I already had them) and it was ready to hang on the fence.

The shelf got a coat of leftover white paint and now it was ready for a couple of tchotchkes!

I found this cute little ceramic bug at the grocery store of all places!

And this colorful clay lizard from TJ Maxx!

The birdhouse was something I already had.

As always, my trusty little sidekick was supervising!

With the window hanging above my grandma's wheelbarrow it adds a little interest to the yard!

Here is what it looked like before. I'll be using the old gate someplace else in the yard and the gazing ball was moved to another corner that needed a little color

Sometimes I think simpler is better in the yard 😊


  1. Thrifty Mom In BoiseTuesday, July 04, 2017

    Super cute, love the bug. I also love how you've planted your grandma's wheelbarrow. I need to do more stuff like that. Thanks for the inspiration Tania!

  2. The window's a fun accent and the tchotchkes add the perfect touch of whimsy. The lizard looks like he's trying to figure out if he can jump from the fence into the wheelbarrow! Cute!

  3. What great ideas!! I especially love how you've planted the wheelbarrow. You find the cutest things (love that bug!) and put them together so well.

  4. anne in the kitchenTuesday, July 04, 2017

    This looks great!

  5. Cecilia BramhallThursday, July 06, 2017

    That looks great! Just the right touch above the wheelbarrow.

  6. Ruth Anne ButerbaughFriday, July 07, 2017

    The little window looks charming on your shed! I've thought of doing something similar on the side of our shed, but I had not thought of adding a shelf to it--great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  7. That is just adorable! I really love it and it is perfect above the wheelbarrow...which is gorgeous! I am so looking forward to creating a beautiful yard if we ever finish other projects! Happy weekend!

  8. handmade by amaliaSaturday, July 08, 2017

    This is a sweet idea, Tania, adds a lot of fun and whimsy to the garden. Like.

  9. Super cute! Love your wheelbarrow too! Thanks for sharing @ Vintage Charm!

  10. Shirlee CarterMonday, July 10, 2017

    Love the idea of attaching a shelf to the bottom of the window. My local grocery store always gets cute seasonal decor too and I love the colourful lizard.

    What a wonderful tribute to your grandma by planting pretty flowers in it. Did you drill drainage holes? I've been on the lookout for an old wagon to use as a planter.

  11. Love the window shelf, and Grandma's wheelbarrow is drool worthy!
    :) gwingal


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