Gardening with Antiques

I couldn’t wait any longer to share my wagon with you! I’m just so tickled with how it turned out.

We have been working on the front of our house for a couple months, landscaping, painting, and planting flowers. More to come on that soon…

If you’ve been around here, you probably know that I’m kinda a nut for old, broken junk. Really, I suppose they are Antiques, but many people see them as junk…I see them as treasurers! I also love to use my treasurers for things they weren’t really meant to be used for, like my wagon and watering cans (coming soon too). Gardening with Antiques can add a lot of whimsy to any garden or even a Front Porch area.

  1. My wagon had seen better days
  2. Actually it was a lot easier to work with since it was in pieces
  3. We looked several places to find some neat numbers to just apply to the wagon, but only found ones that were really expensive. We needed house numbers anyway, so we bought these and I just used them as stencils.
  4. I laid them on the piece of wood, spacing them out evenly
  5. And using a white crayon, I just traced around them
  6. Here are the numbers all traced
  7. Then I used a little left over paint from the porch, and filled in the numbers, then used a fine tip paint brush to make sure the white wasn’t showing
  8. We will use the numbers on the peak of the Front Porch
  9. Then I put the wagon in the front flower bed, before filling it with compost and potting soil. I didn’t drill any holes in it because the sides don’t fit tight anyway, so the water easily drains out.

This is right after I planted the plants.

And this is about 10 days after planting, the plants sure do grow quickly and fill in.

Do you garden or plant flowers? Share with us what you like planting your flowers in.

I’m linking to…Summer Outdoor Party, The Nester


  1. Great idea ..looks so beautiful..thank you for sharing your wagon idea..

  2. I’m going to make one of my own! I found a litle wagon in the trash. I’m very lucky that way, I’ve gotten some great stuff on the side of the road!

  3. Ooooh! This is so much fun! I planted my little red wagon with plants. I’ll be posting it soon!
    Thanks for linking up!


  4. You are so creative! I have an old red Oscar Mayer Express wagon that would be perfect to use, but I so don’t have a green thumb! You did an amazing job. Isn’t it fun to sit back and admire the work you put in to complete a project?

  5. Susie's Homemade says:

    What a neat project!! It turned out really well!!

  6. That is so cool, I love using vintage containers in my garden, mostly big galvanised tubs and enamelware basins.

    1. @Tracey, How fun! I have some of those too, and didn’t use them this year, maybe next yr. Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Your wagon *make-over* is lovely! I love the fact that all the wheels are on it and that you left the wood untouched save for the house numbers. Your plants and flowers look great. What a cute conversation piece.

  8. Tammy @ Not Just Paper and Glue says:

    I love your little wagon. I am going to be posting some garden pictures but I really don’t think they are going to be a pretty as yours lol

      1. Tammy @ Not Just Paper and Glue says:

        @CupcakeLady, Okay, I will try. Sunday’s are very busy. Have a beautiful day!

  9. I’m so jealous, I’ve been looking for a wagon for months. You did a great job, it looks fabulous!

  10. Super cute! The flowers are so pretty! Love the house number on the side – adorable! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  11. This is so cool! I love it! Great job. Please come by my blog and see my crate address planter when you get a chance.

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