There seems to be a competition these days to see who can come up with the most unlikely item to use as a planter. I have written before about a collection of chairs like the one shown above that have been converted for this purpose. But if you want to keep up with the latest trend as described by Houston Barber in his article on the Wimp website you will need two old pianos and a spare double bed. And that’s just for a start.

In case you’re not aware, the trend of “upcycling” has?been sweeping the Internet lately, and for good reason. Upcycling is the process of taking an item that has outlived its usefulness and repurposing it into something different and far more valuable. If you have the creativity, you can come up with DIY upcycling projects for almost every item in your house. Need to get rid of some old doormats? There’s a project for that. Want to get some use out of your old light bulbs? You can upcycle that.
One of the places that can benefit most from upcycling projects is your garden. We’re always looking for those extra things we can do to spice up our front yards and make it the envy of the neighborhood. Luckily, we’ve found the perfect solution with this series of DIY projects that shows you how to take old pieces of furniture and turn them into elegant garden features.
If you are interested in trying any of these ideas out for yourself, you can click the link in the corresponding caption and find more details there.

An Old Piano

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Instead of figuring out how to get rid of your old piano, you can drag it out to your garden and fill it with flowers. It makes a great centerpiece for your front yard.

You can even turn it into a fountain!

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A Literal Flower Bed

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Take an old bed frame into your garden and plant flowers in the middle. The result is absolutely gorgeous.

See more at the Wimp


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