newbie seeks creative input
I'm new to gardening and composting. However I saw some threads and posts where you creative ladies describe turning " trash" into garden art and decorations. Wanting an old cottage garden feel to my garden.....now I could go to local nursery and buy a rusted trellis and such for $50, or ask for your creative tips. I have a lot of ugly things to hide, want to make a privacy fence between my house and busy street.....other than yard sale and trash hunting, where could i find things for this and how could i make them pretty? Any tips, techniques, anything would be appreciated. Any links to garden projects using these methods would be great too. Thanks!!!!!!!!