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I picked up a older baker rack w/ patina on. Anyone have any ideas? It'll be on the patio outside. I searched, heres one idea.
 
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Is it real patina? If so, and you are in an environment that’s not desert, clear coat! They’ve got mat coats you can just spray on. I’d say herbs, lots of little pots of varieties of herbs and maybe some flowers you really like. Johnny jump ups and violets, some flower bulb varieties stay fairly short. Maybe some taller plants in large planters to either side, like a sweet smelling rose. And if you’re putting it by a railing, maybe some vines? Like morning glory or something along those lines, small delicate stuff, not to take over and hide, but to accent it.
 
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I think I need a woman's touch on it, lol.
I got it from a friend that's moving, it's been on a patio for 20 -30 years, I was going to have it sand blasted, but it's kinda cool now.
 

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I did that for 1 I got at the flea market for 5 dollars
 
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Post some pics of it, and where it will go. We’re glad to pitch in and lend more advice than you want! Some close up of the patina too! You’ll have to check the feet of it well to be sure there’s no rust starting.
 

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Seems here I see at least 2 or 3 at the flea market on saturday .and always dirt cheap .
 
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I like the idea of the herbs, ivy, gnome....it's a cool piece!
 
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Take an metal bristle brush to the feet and any other spots that may be developing rust. Then do a mat clear coat. Some plants, maybe decorative rocks, like large chunks of crystals, or just pretty rocks you’ve found.
 

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There's a place that bead blast it then powder coats it. Not sure. I'll put it in my shed for the winter.
 
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If you like the patina on it now, a clear coat works just fine. I’m used to diy on a budget, so if I liked it, id just clear coat it, otherwise, id sand it lightly, then spray paint it, then clear coat it.
 

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I saw some things at English gardens the other day, I was looking for a baffle for a 4x4 post, nothing, but I saw a cool bee house, it was a box that had slits and hollow tubes in so certain bees can go in. I want one of those. A few bird houses, mane I'll pant a fern in a pot.
The tack has horizontal pc's of metal going across the back , what do you put on those?
 

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Potted plants and vines would look great. It would also make a nice potting bench.
 

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Typo, the back. How do you hang pots on it?
 
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S hooks. You could find them at any hardware store, maybe Walmart might have some.
 
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I’d just set potted plants on the shelves, and let vines grow up the back and sides. Depending on what vines you used, and your climate, it could be absolutely covered in vines in a year or two!
 

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S hooks. You could find them at any hardware store, maybe Walmart might have some.
Wait, S hooks? Drill a hole in the pot? I thought they made a hangar or something to hang them, I've seen pot hanging on Woden plant benches. I'll stop in Enflish Gardens. They are so pricy though.
 
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No, s hook to hang off the rack. Then the crochet or twine loops around that and holds the pot up. Sorry I’d misunderstood just what you were asking. Your looking for like the hanging baskets right? But with a pot? You can YouTube or google how to make the baskets/ thing that holds a pot. Or go hit like second hand or junk stores, might find some you can use.
 

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