Garden Trellis from Recycled Bikes & Garden Gates

Friday, April 25, 2014

I have an unusual trellis at the end of my brick pathway that is made from part of a recycled jungle gym, two old bikes and two old gates. I know it sounds awful, but it's really great and my vine is in full bloom right now, so I wanted to show you.
We built the trellis by cementing four 4x4's into the ground and attaching an arch from the jungle gym on top. The arch is now covered with flowers and is no longer visible from the outside.
On each side I placed one of the old bikes, which serves as the trellis.
The bikes do not match and they each have their own unique features. This one has big fenders and a rack over the back wheel.
The flowers look pretty trailing down the rusty old bike.
This one is a Royce Union.
Who wouldn't want to ride a "Missile"?
...a Murray Missile with a headlight?
I recently added an old gate to the inside of both sides, which just gives it more character.
This is my favorite shot! It's so peaceful.

Here's a Heart Rock for your Pocket:

Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; John 14:27

Wishing you God's best,


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  1. Love this! I've got a gate and an old bike......gave me an idea!!


    1. You will love it. When you do, send me a picture! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. AWESOME!! I love this Elaine!! We DO like the same stuff :)

  3. Elaine-
    Love this!
    I have an old bike in the barn and have wanted to incorporate it into our fence..I already have an old bed frame along one side of the fence/gate-- and would like to ad more old metal bed frames---
    just haven't found the right stuff yet. gorgeous with that vine.

    1. Hi Pat, you're going to have to pull that old bike out and find just the right spot for it. Thanks!

  4. wow - what a gorgeous archway! love the color of that flower! Thank you for joining in the garden party over here at Fishtail Cottage! Can't wait to see you again this Thursday! xoxo, tracie

  5. Such a unique idea - love this! The vintage bikes just add so much charm and character to your lovely arbor.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Pieced Pastimes


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