Posted on January 29, 2018January 29, 2018Repurpose Objects for a Perfectly Imperfect Garden Barn wood is a favorite indoor and outdoor repurposed object. Our wood holds sentimental value, coming from my husband’s family ranch. My husband and son-in-law converted this old barn door to a wedding reception board. Image courtesy of Jessica Inman Photography. The same old wash tub from the first photo made its way to our new place. We love planting nasturtiums in it each spring. A leaky watering can had sentimental value, so we now use it as a planter. This old milk can makes a great container for an aloe plant. More found metal that now holds a favorite succulent Our entire garden wall is made of rocks. We also collect special and interesting ones in a pile near the patio. This dead branch retained a tree shape. We added cement to the bottom of a plastic container, then potting mix for annual flowers. The tree was draped in solar light strings. A repurposed door from a remodeling project in town became our new shed door with a little work. The old shed door was made of particle board and was about to fall apart. Old fence posts from a family ranch now protect bushes from deer and apparently serve as a stellar jay perch. I love this old pear tree and instead of cutting it down, we decided to add a bird house collection. An old water pipe makes a statement in our imperfect meadow. And we used repurposed wood for the sign in the background. We have three repurposed stock tanks in our vegetable garden. This large round one holds flowers.