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Fancy Flowers In Rusty Containers | Porch Perk Up

Don’t throw away those old rusty containers and junk treasures. When it’s time to pretty up your porch, deck, or other outside space you’ll be glad you hung on to them.

flowers in rusty containers

I’m happy to report there is no more Christmas décor on my front porch. Not having Christmas in July.

fancy flowers in rusty containers porch perk up

I put all of my rusty containers and a few junk treasures to good use. The décor is  nothing special but it sure did give the porch a facelift.

porch before makeover

The day I decided to put the porch together the temp was about 92 and the humidity was about 150%. Maybe not that much humidity but it felt like it. Remember this is Tennessee in June. I removed the remaining faux Christmas greenery and took stock of the leftovers on the porch. Then I went to the workshop to see what else I might want to bring out.

maple trees in rusty container

I think the re-purposed newspaper roller harboring tiny maple trees is hilarious . Those little “helicopter” maple seeds fly everywhere. Time for them to go.

repotting flowers

I went to Home Depot and bought a few pots of colorful flowers. Colorful flowers are a porch necessity. I repotted all of them. The rusty pots and unique junk containers add character to the porch. Why buy new run-of-the-mill pots. Most of these pieces cost only a few dollars each.

brick for adding height

My fern was short and the bucket was tall so I added a brick to the bottom of the bucket and put the fern, original plastic container and all, into the bucket. Make it work!

fern in reclaimed bucket

The fern is perfect for the tall bucket.

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The vintage chair was found on one of my junkin’ trips…..or flea market trips. The wood frame leaning against the brick was another junkin’ find and I’ve had it a loooong time.

boy and girl garden statues

The girl and boy in the swing are a recent purchase from my fav junk shop, $6. Who could pass up those cuties.

junk bucket flower planter

I love Morning Glories. And those colors! The rustic red bench is almost falling apart so it’s perfect too. There is a similar bench on the other side of the front door.

girl and boy garden statues

A close up of the sweet faces of the friends.

rusty containers for flowers

The green newspaper logroller now holds flowers. I didn’t know what that thing was when I bought it. I just knew it would come in handy for something. Don’t you just love a good repurpose.

white and purple flowers

A rusty pot the JTS bought for me at an auction holds purple and white flowers. I have no idea what the name of the flowers are. I don’t have a green thumb and don’t know much about plants. I just know what I like.

fancy flowers in rusty containers for porch decorating

I wanted to share how I filled the rusty wagon with pretty flowers last year.

rusty wagon planter
rusty wagon planter

Here is the wagon sitting under the tree by our workshop. I love the red and purple color combination.

You guys can’t leave until you see my repurposed bird feeder as a hanging plant container by clicking here….Red Repurposed Bird Feeder.

Also the rusty green drink cooler I used for bold color flowers here.  The cool rusty finds have me drooling and the flowers are so pretty in the unique containers. They certainly have character. 

One last look and I’ll sign off. See you tomorrow. Have a great day.

porch decor

Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. I absolutely love the way you arranged everything. I have a few items like yours, now thanks to you, I know how to arrange them.

  2. Absolutely beautiful!! I love “junk gardening” !! You did a fabulous job Kathy!! Your porch looks great 🙂

  3. I love all your “junky” pots and the flowers you chose. I think Kathleen, above, is right about the flowers in the bucket. They are petunias. They are somewhat similar to the flowers on morning glory vines, but if they were morning glories they would be on vines.

    That little boy and girl statue on the swing is just darling. Six dollars–unbelievable!

    Thanks for sharing your ideas for sprucing up your front porch, Kathy! It looks great.

  4. I had an old chair sitting around and painted it “rustic” and mad the seat into a planter-begonias. I think your bucked has petunias, not morning glories.

  5. Your front porch is perfect. Thanks for sharing and for all of the good suggestions.

  6. Your porch looks so bright and cherry. I have two high back red chippy chairs on my porch. The rush seats need to be removed and I want to make planters out of them. I think your pretty porch has given me the jump start I need to get this project done! hanks….Missy

  7. What did you do with the little rusty wagon? I filled mine up with Devonian and a couple rusty old hand garden tools.

  8. That boy/girl swing for $6? What a find!! It’s adorable and your porch looks awesome with all the flowers and fern.

  9. The purple and white flowers are Scabiosa aka Fan Flower. Great for hanging baskets, sloped groundcover, and rusty buckets! The pink fowers are Calabrocha aka Million Bells.
    Love your porch arrangements!

  10. I have an old blue speckled enamel pot. Can’t wait to fill it with flowers.

  11. I have plenty of rusty containers lying around. I know what I will use them for now