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 😊



22 comments

Thrifty Mom In Boise said...

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!

Nancy Carroll said...

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!

Tania said...

Thanks! It does kind of look like he's thinking about jumping!

Tania

Tania said...

Thanks! My grandma was pretty much a master gardener so planting her wheelbarrow every year is my way of remembering her :o)

Tania

Vikki B said...

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.

Tania said...

Thank you Vikki! They had bugs in different colors :)

Tania

anne in the kitchen said...

This looks great!

Cecilia Bramhall said...

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

Tania said...

Thanks Anne!

Tania

Tania said...

Thank you Cecilia!!

Tania

Ruth Anne Buterbaugh said...

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!

Tania said...

Thanks so much Ruth Anne!

Tania

Vicky Hunt said...

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!

Tania said...

Thanks Vicky! I was just wondering the other day if you ever finished your deck. :o)

Tania

handmade by amalia said...

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

Tania said...

Thanks Amalia!

Tania

Cecilia MyThriftStoreAddiction said...

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

Shirlee Carter said...

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.

Tania said...

Hi Shirlee! I did drill drainage holes in the bottom of the wheelbarrow. I hope you can find an old wagon, that would be pretty too. My mom used to have one she planted moss roses in.

Tania

Tania said...

Thanks Cecilia!

Tania

Nikki Gwin said...

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

Tania said...

Thank you Nikki!

Tania