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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Repurposed Twin Bed

I found this twin bed last Saturday at a yard sale and couldn't pass it up .......$10.    I didn't really know what I would use it for .....maybe use the headboard as a chalkboard.....I would figure out something

When I looked out my kitchen window at this sad excuse for a "flower bed" in the back yard.....I knew exactly what I would do with it.    We had removed most of the flowers when I took this photo,  but my flower bed really needed some attention.

We finished removing the rest of the flowers except for one rose bush that my daughter had given me a few years ago.    H gave the iron bed a coat of white paint,   scraped and painted the wood frame and freshened up the paint on the twin bed.   Then he married the new bed to the existing iron bed and here is the reveal.....


Then I got busy planting my new flower bed.......

I added several yard ornaments.   like this sweet dragonfly......

I love these jeweled dragonflies,   they add bling to the garden.

I added some rocks in blank spots in the "bed".

Can you spot my turtle hiding in the Vinca?    I also added a few faux flowers in spots that needed "just a little something more"

I tied a umbrella to the headboard and put out a chair for me to sit in!

Shower curtain barn doors and shower curtain flag......

Sorry H,   there was only room for one chair.....for!    Well,  maybe I'll let you sit in it sometimes!

Where did all the plants come from to fill up my flower bed?  

If you look down the side of the studio....way down..... where the pink bathtub is.    You may remember a post I did a while back and  tub was full of plants,   They are all in the flower bed now.   That's what I love about container gardening,   If you don't like a flower where it is,  you just jerk it up and move it.    If one dies,   just toss it and fill in with a new one.

 I can't wait to show you what I'm going to do with my empty tub!


  1. Cute, I remember as a kid that a neighbor had a garden "bed" made from an old metal bed.

  2. Love it! Did you make the umbrella out of petticoats? Does it rain there?

  3. True garden "beds"!! Too cute....

  4. It's looks so beautiful Penny, but then again you just have that unique touch. So, so pretty

  5. What a great idea:-) Your flower bed looks fantastic:-) Love it:-)))

  6. An amazing idea, your beds look so lovely.
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  7. I love all the flowers, they are beautiful!!!
    I wonder what your yard would like at night?
    Thank you for stopping by #OMHGWW this week.
    Have a wonderful week!

  8. What a beautiful garden you have, Penny! I love what you and H did here - that's such a clever way to repurpose an old bed. Thank you so much for sharing, and for being a part of Hearth and Soul.

  9. Your twin bed in the garden with all the beautiful flowers is charming. Thank you for sharing your lovely garden at the Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party!

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  11. oops. let's try this again. that's adorable, PENNY! and I love it! found you at the link party and would love to have you visit my post here: PEACE TO YOU RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE.

  12. Your flower bed looks great and your garden is amazing! Your style is unique and I'm sure you enjoy the garden a lot. By the way, I haven't been able to find your turtle...

  13. What in the world do you do when it rains? Does all of that stuff stay out year round, because I cannot image that items wouldn't need to be constantly touched up w/paint, and what have you.

  14. I love your creativity, and I love the garden "bed". I always look forward to your posts so I see your next creation.

  15. Cute idea! How funny...I just repurposed an old twin bed as well. Not nearly as creative as your idea though.

  16. Penny,
    I am playing catch up. I had major dental work done and I am a bit under the weather still. I love all your "Flower Beds"!!! I thought of doing something like this when we got rid of the single bed in the Sitting room but our yard is just too small. I love those jeweled dragon flies.

  17. Well, once again you use so much creativity and repurposed items in your garden! I am so thrilled you shared it all at Gardens Galore! Wishing you a beautiful week!

  18. Such a clever idea! This truly gives new meaning to the term flower bed! Love it!

    Congratulations on being featured and for sharing your project with us this week for Waste Not Wednesday!


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