from RE-CYCLE to UP-SCALE Useful Garden Art

metal barrier 1

metal barrier as I brought it home

A few weeks ago I stopped at a garage sale and picked up this metal barrier.  I was told that it was used as a barrier around a public sign at a park.  At the time I wasn’t sure how I would use it or what I would do with it, but I knew it would go in the garden.

metal barrier 2

assorted tiles

I gathered up some tiles, also picked up at a garage sale for under $2.00 and glued the tiles on the metal barrier with a very strong construction glue.

metal barrier 4

barrier decorated

All done…   I decided to use it to keep the ‘red dragon’ persicaria from falling over.  I have used tomato cages to keep it from falling over before, but I like this better.  The red dragon needs to grow into it a bit, but overall a successful garage sale find up cycled into useful garden art for a song.

metal barrier done & in place

metal barrier done & in place


About ourhomeinthewoods

I am a wife, mother and nana to an amazing little girl! My husband and I have been working on a huge DIY project for since 1999 and for the foreseeable future. A great house and garden on almost 10 acres in the beautiful, scenic Snoqualmie Valley in the Pacific Northwest. We are very enthusiastic amature gardeners and do-it-yourselfers. We also try to balance great results with great economy, or in other words, we love saving money. The more we save, the more we can spend on more great plants!
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One Response to from RE-CYCLE to UP-SCALE Useful Garden Art

  1. Dan says:

    Nice application . I think I have some of that stuff I got free off CL and I had to tie it up . I’ll send a picture sometime , love the stuff. It gets little white flowers on it .

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