How Cute Is That? is my mom’s favorite expression — and our ongoing home decor & DIY series. From aprons to attics to alternative offices, we’re breathing new life into anything old, sharing inspired ideas, and spinning mismatched scraps into charming decor. And YES, you can try this at home!
Kelly Rae: Spotted these darling rainboots turned into the cutest garden containers ever on a neighbor’s stoop and thought I must do this, I must do this with these!
Mom: How seriously cute is that!
Kelly Rae: A peek into mom’s backyard. I love, love the idea of an old bike with a basket of flowers in the garden. Mom, how’d you come up with this brilliant idea?
Mom: Since moving to Portland last summer and into the new house late in September, I am experiencing all of Portland’s seasons for the first time. Nesting a little each month. In Florida we had a bungalow and everything had a “spot.” The hard part now is finding a “home” for some of our possessions. In particular is an old tricycle purchased in the early 1980’s along with a saleman’s sample iron bed.
As time allows I rummage in the cluttered storage shed and drag out things. Sometimes I say “why did we pay to bring this 3000 miles!??” So I find a bike I love, a basket I used to love…hummmm
Kelly Rae: For those of you with, like, a ton of space for a full sized bed in your garden, this is for you. I spotted this gorgeous garden bed at one of my favorite nurseries in town. Awesome idea.
Kelly Rae: For those of you who have just a wee little garden space but still want the bed idea. This is another of mom’s garden projects that lives in her backyard. LOVE!
Mom: This iron sample bed was used by salesman at the turn of the century making sales calls. They traveled around with sample size beds (as well as many other pieces of furniture). Kelly Rae had this doll bed in her room as a little girl. It didn’t get much use as she was such a tom boy….preferring her bike and pink hot-wheels. After seeing the big bed in a local nursery….another hummmm.
xo, Kelly Rae + Mom
ps: Looking for other unique garden container ideas? Check out this google image search.