Oct 9, 2011

An Old Garden Rake, repurposed...

I have seen this fun idea
on repurposing a rake before...
 
 
my old rake was picked up at a garage sale over the summer
for a dollar...
 

 
 
I love the farmy way it dressed up
 my garden shed door...



the rake's tines act as a florists frog
and hold the twigs easily in place...

I am going to leave it up year 'round
and decorate it for each season...
 
 
 twine and dry Garlic tops were used to make a bow...


Beautyberries are the show stopper...


another type of Berry,
I can't remember the name...



and a few plump Snowberries...



 
 
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Thanks for stopping by today...


43 comments:

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

That is so pretty! What a wonderful idea.

NanaDiana said...

Bella- That is just darling! I should go drag my old rake out that we don't use anymore and do this with it! I LOVE it! xo Diana

Cindy said...

Clever and sweet...love your wreath! :)

The Tablescaper said...

What a great look. It would be wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

A Garden of Threads said...

Fantastic idea, love it. I will now be on the look out for an old rusty rake. Thanks for sharing and take care.

Allison Shops said...

LOVE this idea. So pretty!

Dropping by from BNOTP.

Allison
Atticmag
Hidden Laundry

Sherry said...

That is fantastic! It is great door decor.
Sherry

Mary Ellen said...

What a unique and whimsical door you have!! I love this idea and have added it to my "I want to do this" folder!

bee blessed
mary

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

That is really cute! I love the texture of the broom with the berries. Great job!

Pam

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh I love it! Absolutely gorgeous!

Kelly Howard said...

Truly lovely!

Mrs.Rabe said...

The Beautyberries are just that - beautiful!

That looks great on your shed door!

Deanna

Mari said...

Hi Bella~soooooo pretty :)

xo~Mari

Gracie's Cottage said...

What a sweet idea...love it!

Jan

Landbohaven said...

Gode billeder.
Hvor er det flot.
God ide` .
Tak for kigget.

jeanetteann said...

That is so nice Bella, and your shed looks nice enough to live in xx

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bella
I like what you did with the rake head; an imaginative way to repurpose it.
Judith

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Your rake looks splendid!

Anne said...

What a great idea!! TFS!

janice15 said...

Such a pretty idea I just love it...

Linda said...

Very pretty...you just reminded me...I picked up an old rusty pitch fork...I'm off to dress it up!!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hiya, Bella! I love something different like this for a door! You've done such a nice job with it. I LOVE the berries, but especially that you can still see so much of the rake with just a few vines twined around. Your beautiful shed is a perfect setting! I love everything about this!

Madelief said...

Hi Bella,

Such a good idea to make the rake look so beautiful. Love the combination of snow berries and calicarpa!!

Happy new week,

Madelief x

Julie Marie said...

Hi Bella, that is so pretty!... I saw the one in my copy of Country Gardens and wanted to make one but have not been able to find an old rake... yours is even more beautiful than the one in the magazine!... can you preserve those Beauty berries to look like that always? I just love them... is that the name of the bush? I must plant some!... Your posts are always so dreamy... I could linger on your blog all day long... xoxo Julie Marie

Sizzle and Zoom said...

Wonderful idea. So uniquely beautiful!

Shirley said...

This is Berry nice....love those garden magazine's. And thanks for sharing it with us..Happy Fall..

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Adorable!

carolynsshadegardens.com said...

What a great idea. I have all the berries now I just need a rake.

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Rose Scented Cottage said...

That's a great idea....good fall project

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What an adorable idea, Bella. I love it! :D

RhettDidntGiveADamn said...

What a beautiful scene. *swoon*

(new follower here!)

Nook & Cranny said...

A fantastic bit of inspiration, thanks.
Michele

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love it. The rustic rake with the delicate berries make for a beautiful display.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

I am so in LOVE with this! Rakes all over the land are in serious trouble of becoming scarce after this beautiful execution! :)

Shared on FJI Facebook for SNS 103. :) (pinned it too!)

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Donna

http://findingsecrettreasures.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful! I love the mixed berries, and just the right amount! Love it!

mrshinesclass said...

Such a cute cottage idea! I'm going to keep my eye out for a rake so I can have one too. :) Thanks for sharing.

Sharon

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

I LOVE the beautiful simplicity of the berries, twine and rake... SO creative! It's perfect for fall.

poindextr said...

saw you on Funky Junk Interiors - this is an absolutely adorable idea - fabulously different! I totally love your style :)

TracyMB @ Crow's Feet Chic said...

LOVED this when I saw that Donna had featured it on SNS! Beautiful berries and your door and garden shed are perfectly adorable too. All around scrumptious! :)

Rachel Sue said...

That is so lovely! I would love to feature this on Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks!

Amanda said...

What a great project! :) I've featured this post on Craft Gossip here:
http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/rustic-rake-for-your-door/

If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here:
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janice15 said...

Wow finally I found you.. I think I'm confused how to reach your blog now. when I go there I only see the rose post.. well least I found you now.. Lovely idea I like the door. Happy weekend with love Janice