Thursday, October 2, 2014

Vintage Gutter Flowerbox

..."if at times you find you're in the gutter of life...
--plant some flowers and enjoy the view!"
Not just a great life-metaphor ...
it is my theme for a fun fall project.

 Recently (6 months ago), 
I came across some very old and crusty gutters curbside...
Now your probably thinking...
"who in their right mind,
would pick up gutter garbage
 from someone else's curb?"


That would be me.
 I had to have them.
 my only plan at the time was to just get them in the car..
I had no idea "what" I would do with them.

and they sat in my garage...

where my husband would ask me almost every week, 
"hon, what are these for? (read--and when are they going away?)"
 and then it hit....
If you happen across some old is an easy "how-to":
Using tin-snips, 
carefully cut and fold back the open side edge 
of an old gutter to create a flower "box".
Fill with moss and mums.
Punch two holes in the back to add a wire for hanging.
(I used a grommet hole punch.)
The results certainly give rainy skies 
and gutter views 
a new perspective!
sharing with:
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House


  1. Fabulous idea~~~LOVE the look...came over from Ivy and Elephants~~~I am your newest follower~~~Blessings~~~Roxie

    1. thank you so much for the sweet comment and for following my blog! have a great weekend!-aimee

  2. I have to admit my 1st thought was 'Are they aluminum?' You're lucky you beat out the scrappers. That metal would have been $$ in someones pocket. Glad you were able to salvage them. Great idea.

    1. nope..I double-checked....not aluminum...(I might have scraped them for cash if they were! LOL)

  3. How creative you are!! I love this idea. I have some old crusty gutters hanging off my house....maybe I can use those!!

    1. Definately don't throw them away when you decide to replace them!! :o)

  4. Aimee I am so glad I met you and that I have the privilege of carrying your products in my store, especially these planter boxes. Love them.

    1. Thank YOU for the privelege of being in your beautiful store (the White Barn) in historic Woodland, CA! Can't wait to come back and see what's new. xoxo aimee

  5. Aimee, I love anything galvanized so I would have tossed them in my vehicle as well. Love it turned into a planter! thanks for sharing with SYC.

  6. Absolutely loving it! What a creative idea :)

    I would love if you share it with my fall themed party Big Autumn Bash:


  7. Great idea!! Turning something that isn't the prettiest into a WOW factor!! Great job and great eye for seeing something beautiful in someone elses trash!

  8. Aimee, you are so clever. I love this. Thank you for sharing at Every Room In The House. I'm happy to be featuring it tomorrow when the November party goes live. Hugs, Nancy


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