Recently I have seen more and more articles describing planters created from recycled household objects and I have to admit that some are more successful than others. The same has to be said about this collection of old windows and doors which have been given new life in a garden setting. Apart from the first example which is a definite no-no for me, there are some interesting ideas which could be worth copying. There are eleven photos in this list which are described by Kathy Woodard in her article which I found on The Garden Glove website.
If you are looking for a way to add some whimsy or character to your garden,?you have a pretty safe bet if you use windows and doors to amp up the pretty. Windows and doors?both add a sense of mystery to a garden, a wonder of what surprises lie just beyond where the eye can see. Add some vintage age, and you have a recipe for a delightful space that lures in even the most cynical garden visitor. You can use them as actual gateways to other garden spaces, or as garden decor that only leads to another space in ones? imagination. (I kinda like those even better!) Take these great ideas and find an inexpensive door in the home improvement center, pick up a vintage window at the salvage yard, or create your own door and window ?look? with an element of new construction. But bring in a??passage-way? to your garden, (whether real or implied) and you will have a hard time keeping visitors out! Our feature photo below, is from ?Paintbox Garden? via ?Houzz?. This would be an easy way to mount a freestanding door as a gate in the garden, by sinking two large wood poles as a doorframe.
These two wood doors were repurposed by ?BHG? to create this fresh take on a garden arbor. You could also use wood posts behind the doors as support here. We would recommend using a quick setting concrete to set the posts into their holes, then screw the doors into the posts.
These next two ideas are doors in the garden from ?Gardening with Grace?. The first shows an old door simply leaning against a fence as pretty decor, the second shows a very vintage door being hung from the roof overhang with two simple eye hooks. Easy! (You get doors and windows from these two ideas!)
See more at The Garden Glove