If anyone checked out our yard we have several one of a kind objects scattered about . We have added another one -this one has been placed on the back porch.
We recently had to change out our satellite dish so this old one was going to be thrown away. I immediately knew what I wanted to do with it. The wrought iron piece is a pot rack turned up side down...which I bought at a garage sale some time ago. I knew my sweet husband would be able to figure out how to mount the rack to the metal circle. Of course, he did - and I added my help by holding as he screwed the two together. Then he painted it.
It is all painted black - glossy-that is why the coconut fiber filler is reflecting to the left making it appear as not painted. I bought one of those hanging baskets with the filler at the dollar store to put in it to hold the potting soil in place.
I stuffed spanish moss between the metal parts and the coconut fiber filler - just to add a different look. The plants are both Swedish Ivy...one is a varigated type and the other is solid green. The varigated one is a plant I purchased last year for a dollar or two...had it in a pot last year with some other plants...when winter time came I dug it up and put in a small pot. To my shock it survived even though it did lose quite a few leaves. But this spring I placed it in a shady area and it has grown a lot of new leaves. The green Swedish Ivy is just some stems I pulled off some of my other potted ones to make them look more uniform. They will take root in this new home and do quite well...or at least I hope. I am sure by the end of summer this will be looking quite full and lush.
I really get a kick out of using objects in other ways than originally intended.