Wednesday, May 22, 2013

" Vintage Garden DIY "

I love Summer time and outdoor

VINTAGE style...

Mr. Dior and I had such fun this past week

with our latest curbside makeovers.

First we took a vintage wood ladder

and married it with planks of

rescued reclaimed wood.

The planks were secured onto the steps of the ladder

with 1 and a half inch wood screws.

Then sealed with clear finishing wax

to bring out the luster of the reclaimed planks.

Now it was ready to display

my white ironstone dishes.

I could only imagine setting up a

darling beverage station

with vintage buckets as well.

I love the patina on reclaimed vintage 

pieces. The aged wood has such a gorgeous

pale gray tone which I never tire of...

Next we took an vintage sink

and used it as a planter. 

Mr. Dior and I framed

the rescued wood pallet with

some scrap pieces of reclaimed fence

to add character and depth.

Here is the framed pallet...

 I sealed this pallet with polyurethane

to protect it from the weather elements...

Lastly we took a dumpster

table and recycled it into a new

reclaimed beauty...

We framed her outside with reclaimed fence post

to add a thickness to the table top.

Then finished her with thick

reclaimed thick wood planks...

I will be linking up with

my favorite lovelies in blog land...


Have a beautiful and blessed week


pballard said...

Love your post. I have a sink on my porch with flowers in it. I showed my husband your blog and told him other people do the same things! He just shakes his head at what I bring home but after 26years he deals!

Kristen Whitby said...

So gorgeous Kate! I need to do that with a ladder! I just love it!

Jeanette@Creating a Life Studio said...

Kate, framing that last table with reclaimed wood was genius! You always get me thinking about how to go beyond the obvious. I adore the ladder shelf! Kicking myself now for leaving an old ladder at my old place :) Love the sink planter, as well. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creative ideas!


Amy Kinser said...

I love how you added the planks to the ladder, Kate. Such a great touch and great way to add more display space. Love all of your curbside finds.

I pray this has been a great week so far and that you continue to feel strong!!

My love to you from Tennessee!!!

Kadee Willow said...

I love the ladder! It really does enhance the charm of the ironstone dishes! How wonderful that you have a partner in crime and one who sees the beauty in disgards like you do! All fabulous ideas!

Unknown said...

You and your husband have quite the knack for making things beautiful once again. I love the table at the end..

It's me said...

Woowwwwww love it all !!..enjoy spring !! from

must love junk said...

Oh, this all looks fantastic!! So creative and inspiring as usual :)

Anonymous said...

Kate, these pieces are fantastic! I love the ladder and the table is a jewel now! What a cute idea for the sink! Your curbside finds are fabulous- the Dior touch!

Rustique Restoration said...

Wow, Love all of these awesome projects you did! I can't wait to do a couple of them! Thank you for the post :)

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Great projects favorite is the ladder!

Unknown said...

Ms. Kate, all I can say is ... WOW!!!!! I LOVE EVERYTHING esp. the table. Now I'm gonna have to try and make something like that. You and Mr. Dior make SUCH a good team. Hugs to you my dear friend ~

stefanie said...

wowie!!! you are making some gorgeous things!!!!

Faded Charm said...

Love what you've done with all your rescues. I truly believe we must be "junk" sisters at heart, Kate....we love all the same wonderfully weathered things:-)

Hope all is well with you and your family.


WhiteWhispers2u said...

Great recycled items as always.Love that table!Wishing you well sweet lady~K.Marie

Ann said...

Beautiful work on all the pieces. I always love seeing all your transformations. Hope your doing well and hugs to you.

Michele said...

Hi Kate, You and your honey did such a sweet job with your pieces, the ladder and table, Thanks for visiting me too, Have a beautiful and blessed week too Kate.

Pearl 13.1

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Kate, sorry I am late to visit, but this last week I have been sick, sick, sick, started with a sore throat that kept me down, then felt much better to have a turn with sinus, and sneezing! and coughing Yikes!

Feeling so much better tonight and had to come visit your first, I am feeling the spring blues and wishing I was already for summer salvage chic ness.
You my dear have inspired me to take a ladder and create something that I can put to garden use as you have done here.
I love the old sink, it would make a great birdbath :)
I am always looking forward to what next you come up with, you set a little fire under me to get busy on my own hunt for cast offs and curb side junk.

Keep inspiring your finds, I am off to finish my little up-styling of moving a couple of furniture pieces around. It always makes you feel good after a sick week to have a little change in the house to lift your spirits.

Keep inspiring all your treasures.


Debra@CommonGround said...

that ladder is such a great display piece. I always love your finishes and wonderful creations!

Deserae said...

Amazing transformations....I only wish I had such wonderful pieces for MY garden :o)

Karen said...

Fabulous makeovers!now you have me on the look out for a vintage ladder.

Anonymous said...

LOVE it all!! You and the Mr. are so darn talented!! I adore the ladder!! Can't wait to see you today!
Have a great day my sweet friend.

Unknown said...

Just beautiful! I always love your creations :)

CURIOUS said...

Mr. D . . . That Kate of Yours . . . How do You keep up with Her ! ?!
What a Lucky Guy ! Awesome Stuff, Kate !
Have a Great Holiday to You Both !!


Polly said...

wow! awesome makeovers!!

decorator to the stars said...


Shabby soul said...

I think I'll take your lovely idea of the ladder as displayer for the garden, it's cute and so practical! And the table turned stunning too!
Thank you for share darling

June said...

Hello beautiful Kate! You and your husband have done some awesome make-overs. I love the the grays in the ladder and all of your curbside rescues. I sure wish I could find a sink like that to make a birdbath for my secret garden. It is beautiful!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
hugs from me....

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Hi kate, love the ladder and the sink is too cute! I have been wanting to do that with one of my ladders. Maybe a small one to use in my craft room. Hubby snickers at what I bring home to plant in. I must show him your sink! The table really turned out so awesome. Thanks for sharing your fun rescues with SYC.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

What great two know how to have fun!

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