Tuesday, June 17, 2014

What Would You Do With An Old Rusty Bed Frame: Garden Art or Junk ?

Garden Junk Art Has Lots of Possibilities

While visiting The Blue House Antiques in Canton, CT, I noticed this rusty old metal bed frame sitting in their front garden. I couldn't decide if it looked like an object that needed to be discarded or   a potential piece of garden art which had a lot of possibilities. Junk art in the garden always seems to be acceptable when there are lots of other similar pieces in the same garden area and when the object is used as a plant stand or is surrounded by colorful flowers .

Readers, what would you do with this old rusty bed frame?

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©. To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.com Visit my website, CDianneZweig.com Dianne is a member of: The American Society of Journalists and Authors The Society of Professional Journalists


  1. I would hang the mattress springs on a wall and hang old photos and postcards or use it more as a bulletin board. I would use each end of the bed (headboard and footboard) as two head boards for two twin beds.

    I am not very fond of garden art, but I love old rusty things

  2. I actually have 3 metal head/foot boards. Wrought iron lasts forever. I'm in the desert so garden is imposdible. I like the idea above mine but my husband wouldnt think so. So I'll wait for more ideas besides selling them.
    Some ivy would love such a trellis to grow onto

  3. My grandmother used an old iron bed headboard in the garden. She used it to grow her sweet peas.