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June 7, 2017

Tickled With My Trellis

Can you see my trellis?

How about here?

Let's try a closeup- still not good!  The woodland background just eats it up.... 

Okay I decided to try another location and now it shows up much better with the garage behind it. Yay!

This whole project got started when Dan reminded me I had the trellis stored in the barn.  He brought it out to show me and I became inspired to turn it into something whimsical.  I remembered seeing some metal garden pieces in the MacKenzie Childs catalog that gave some inspiration.

I lucked out on a weekend shopping venture and found two wind chimes with a cast bells and mini watering cans and I knew that they were just what I wanted.  I had Dan take them apart and create a new hanger for each piece.  The trellis got a new paint job and the wind chime pieces were painted to match.  It's actually all black but the sun seems to be causing it to look bronze.

I've owned the trellis for over 15 years but it had pretty much been forgotten about in the storage barn.  I'm tickled we brought it back out and I am getting a chance to use it again!
Re-purposing- yeah baby yeah!


  1. I LOVE that trellis, Liz. Glad you let it out of the closet (barn) again. lol Love the addition of bells & watering cans.
    Hope you have a great week- xoDiana

  2. Way to go Liz!! Yours is as wonderful or more so than the MC version.

  3. Hi Liz, I love the trellis make over. Isn't it just crazy that we store things so well we forget about them. You truly do have wonderful gardens . Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  4. Ramon and I both are sitting here in the car dealership waiting for my car to be serviced, and we're admiring your grounds. A couple of other customers joined in the conversation and are raving!!!!! See? Your a hit!!! Of course, I already knew that, but I thought you'd like to know that you're a celebrity here in the dealership waiting room!!! ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ

  5. Your gardens look so beautiful, Liz! Aren't they such a center of beauty and CHEER! Enjoy that trellis.

  6. What a great change. Your gardens are lovely and the "new" garden art sets it off so nicely.

  7. Oooo, I love what you've done to your trellis! Up-cycled and up-graded!

  8. It's always great to use what we have. I love how you have painted and added the extra pieces. Very nice job, Liz. ♥

  9. I love it...you must have been so happy when your hubby pulled it out of the barn!...You certainly gave it a most whimsical touch!!! I love added architecture in the garden..your gardens are always beautiful!

  10. Love the re love of your trellis Liz. So cute. Glad you brought it back out. Have a great rest of the week.

  11. Love it Liz! Isn't it fun when you rediscover something you've forgotten about?

  12. Liz, I love the trellis and where you have placed it. I know you appreciated your husband pulling it out of the barn so you could enjoy using it. I would love for you to join my Gardens Galore link-up party on Monday, June 12 opening at 8 am central time! Hope to see you...have a wonderful Thursday!

  13. It's always amazing when we shop our home and find wonderful items we have forgotten about! The trellis looks lovely anywhere in your beautiful garden!

  14. Liz, your trellis turned out wonderfully! You gardens are gorgeous. I was swooning over your the beautiful Instagram photos that you posted. Hope you are enjoying your week!!!

  15. Your trellis looks fantastic, along with your yard. So glad Dan pulled it out to use it in the yard. I was looking at your instagram photos.....so beautiful.

  16. Hi Liz! I love your garden trellis and I've so enjoyed seeing your garden and plants on facebook! You really have the green thumb touch! Thank you for sticking with me all of these years.
    You are the sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  17. Good Morning Liz,
    Your Summer gardens are always so beautiful with your vast array of gorgeous and thriving plants and your trellis is such a perfect addition! I feel the enthusiasm in your writing over the joy of having Summer living in your gardens and that green thumb of your shines just beautifully!
    Happy Monday,


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