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Bachman's Summer Ideas House- Part Four- Outdoor Living

In this last segment on the Bachman's Summer Ideas House we visit the outdoor areas!  If you are just joining the tour, there are three previous posts featuring the indoor areas of the house!  Bachman's is known for their floral, nursery, landscaping, and home decor, so it's no surprise that there were beautiful flowers and plants everywhere!  As you travelled around to the back of the house, you were greeted by wonderful farm pieces...

The yard and buildings were set up for a picnic and a family reunion.  Look at this cute cart created to hold picnic fixins...

In the attached garage, a blackboard detailed all the day's events~

and there was an ice cream area with vases with vintage name tags...

and look at the ice cream scoop votive holders...

The yard was inviting...

The building behind the above seating area is a potting shed!  I thought this spreader planter was really fun...

and look inside the shed!

This shutter makes a great seed package rack...

and the gardening gloves were hung from pants hangers!

The windows had cute words on some of the panes...

There were some fun decorations in the yard~ I love this old baby bathtub used as a planter...

My favorite yard decoration is the old couch frame which was used as a garden bed!  LOVE IT!

Old porch posts were used in the vegetable garden as the base for a gazebo!

There was also an detached garage, set up for entertaining~ an old carpenter's bench served as a bar...

A "cowboy bathtub" served as a light fixture!

I really liked how paint drop cloths were grommeted and hung as wall coverings, and as curtains around the garage entry...

A C-Clamp was used as a tieback!

The wall coverings were hung from hose nozzles!

Well, that's it!  Thanks for sticking with me~ I hope you enjoyed it and found lots of fun ideas!!
Until next time...


  1. I love your blog! So happy to be following you also!

  2. How cute!! I'd still be inside that shed if I had been there. I'll definitely be saving this post for when I start my next yard project.

  3. Oh my - I'm bookmarking this post, too! I just came in from outside, trying to tidy up potting area. This is inspiring!



  4. Love to see outdoor areas! The couch frame is great with those beautiful plants, and...A potting shed? How cool would that be! Sigh...:-)

  5. I did see some fun neat ideas....the ice cream scoops where great! I love this place, it has so much color and whimsy galore....thanks for sharing it Linda.....have a great weekend.

  6. I can't really comment about any individual thing. I will have to study it for awhile to let it soak in, lol! LOVE it!!!! Lezlee

  7. Hi dear Linda, so many wonderfull photoes and ideas again, but mostly I love the shutter, inside the shed, which is a place to dream and work happily, how lovely, to have a place like that.
    Thanks for the tour Linda, so enjoyable.Happy week-end,

  8. I love that sofa!!! What a creative idea! And the cart was so cute!
    This can't be all...I don't want it to end!

  9. Oh my! Oh my! Oh my! I didn't think it could get any better but it did for me. I did a quick look and have to go to Fathers Day Dinner but I will be back to read every single word!
    Love it!

  10. I wish these people were my neighbors so I could see this stuff all the time!

  11. Just more great and unique ideas. Thanks so much for this wonderful tour. I enjoyed it.

  12. thanks for stopping by! A baby bathtub....I never knew they existed! There is some great ideas here linda! Thanks for sharing!!


  13. hi again. Thought I had already signed to follow you and add your blog to my blog roll. Guess all these meeds Im on are making me loopy! Well, I am now! See you soon.

  14. There are some wonderful ideas here - thanks!!! It also reminds me of my days in Ohio - sigh ;-)

  15. oh linda..yes of course i enjoyed that...i love your tours and four parter posts!

    love, love what you do!

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

  16. More great ideas! I just passed on an old ice cream scoop at an estate sale today...I should have read this post first so I knew to repurpose into a votive candle holder.
    I really enjoyed this series....thanks for posting all the pictures and sharing them with saved me a trip to Minnesota :-)

  17. Thanks for sharing your pics with us. Lots of great ideas! Loved that couch planter. Mimi

  18. That is the coolest house I've ever seen. So many really original ideas. I have been thinking that 'it's' all been done, wrong! Thanks for the great tour Linda! Lisa

  19. LOVED the light fixture & BAR! What a great place this is. Thanks for the tour. Charlene

  20. I just discovered your blog today. I've spent so much time reading your posts I forgot how I found you. I am loving the old couch frame. So many great ideas for decorating with previously loved items.


  21. thanks for letting us tag along! Great pics.

  22. Hi Linda! I'm out of town but now have some computer time....this is such a fun post and I'm looking forward to catching up on your others that I've missed while traveling! I especially love the GAZEBO ~ that would be fun and amazing to have in my own yard : ) Thank you for visiting me and for your sweet comments! xx Suzanne

  23. I am crazy about that couch frame!
    That is brilliant!

    I hope you have a wonderful week!

  24. I've really enjoyed the posts, thanks!!

  25. Hi Linda, WOW, WOW and WOW!! Since I love gardening, this would have been my fave part of the tour! I LOVE the planted "couch" too!! Thanks for sharing! Julie

  26. Thanks for the tour Linda, so many great ideas! I really love the shutter idea...I am on the search for one or two of those!

  27. Wow what an amazing place to inspirational!~Wish I lived closer....
    Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my studio....

  28. I referred your blog to the Red Shed Girls, and they posted it. Lezlee

  29. I came back to read every word. What a great place. I'm on the hunt for an old fertilizer spreader like that, I love it!
    Great tour.
    Thanks Linda

  30. I would never have thought of using a couch frame for a planting bed! How cool is that???? Thank you so much for becoming a follower of my little blog. It makes me smile to see a new face pop up. I am also a new follower of your blog, too!!


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