Befores and Afters,…our favorite!
Everyone loves a good before and after — including us! We love getting inspired by garden makeovers like the ones below. At FMG we get the most enjoyment from ‘before and after’ photos of re-purposed garden objects that you created. When we think about inspiration, what inspires us most are ordinary people who have done extraordinary things in their garden spaces. Here are the best of the best!
Tammy Lack “This old tub was given to me after I spotted it on the porch of an old house about to be torn down.”
Tammy Lack “We intended to put this in the house, but after 12 years in the barn I decided it was time to give her a new life.”
Heaven;y head board
Rhonda Zwart-Crooks says, “After seeing one of our posts in potting benches a while back I got inspired, here are my before n after pics! Thanks for all your neat ideas!”
Margo Huff says, “I just repurposed an old BBQ and ,ade it into planter. I’ll plant lettuce, and herbs in the top and grow cilantro in a pot on the bottom. Before and after!
Already have two more friends that want to donate their old BBQs to me so I’ll fix them up and either sell or give as gifts! It was a fun project and not expensive.”
Charming chicken feeder
Bewitching bowling ball orb
Complete How To: Garden orb of modest materials
Real flowery wheelbarrow
Nell Stelzer says, “This is my before picture, above. I showed my father-in-law, Lynne Mann’s wooden wheelbarrow on FMG, I asked him if he could make one. This is the finished piece. He used old wood that he had in his woodshop. Thanks, Dad!!
I can hardly wait for fall and fill it with mums!! My husband found a picture of that online and we are going to do it!! Thanks again to Lynne and her husband for the idea! !! I was surprised my father-in-law made it so quickly! He lives three doors down so he will get to enjoy it also!
Adorable door arbor
Making snazzy re-purposed garden arches …from doors!
Red wagon planter
Barb Pawlik says, “I finally dug up the “before” shot of my Little Red Wagon project. It’s looking pretty good today and is the centerpiece of our backyard. The wagon is 40+ years old, was my sons.
File this away
Tamra Dalton says “File Cabinet turned into a organizer! “After” I’m going to put some caster wheels on it, so it’s easy to roll around.”
Beddy bye bench
Winsome wire arbor