Arthur Umanoff Granada

Mid-Century Patio Vintage

Atomic Patio

Mid-Century Vintage Table and Chairs

Arthur Umanoff

Vintage Patio Set

Arthur Umanoff

Umanoff at The Urban Gardener

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Now available 1101 A Street, Suite 1, Tacoma, WA


The 2018 Vintage Market. It’s on!

The Vintage Market at The Tacoma Home and Garden Show is back and better than ever.

New for 2018: We have the most adorable vintage trailer, plus DIY classes for the vintage/upcycler/crafter, and a show packed full of beautiful vendors specializing in antiques, vintage, and repurposed for the home and garden. You don’t want to miss this one.

The Tacoma Home and Garden Show

The Vintage Market at the Tacoma Home and Garden Show

Tacoma Home and Garden Show 2018

The 2018 Vintage Market at the Tacoma Home and Garden Show

Birds of a feather flock together. Mark your calendar to join us January 25-28, 2018.

#TheVintageMarket  #TacomaVintageMarket #TacomaDome

Industrial Salvage Garden Magic 

Recycled Garden

Low Maintenance Garden Furniture

Gotta love using Salvage pieces in the garden. This industrial freezer rack makes the best outdoor coffee table for your patio garden. It can survive any weather with zero care.

Or, hang it on a fence for a pea trellis.

How would you upcycle this piece in your home or backyard?

Photo credit: Mike Scerra

Find it at The Urban Gardener in Tacoma, WA.

Antique Bed Frame Garden Upcycle DIY

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We took a few old iron headboards and used them to mask the ugly central air unit. The finished product is planted with vines that will grow in. We chose to only grow vines on the large front-facing frame to keep a safe amount of air circulation available for the unit. Here’s how we installed it:

Garden ideas for masking the AC unit

How to hide the ugly Central Air

Tools for garden bed install


Post hole digger helps with the limited digging space. Mattock helps loosen rocks, loppers for tree roots, hori hori for digging out more rocks, rubber mallet for setting the PVC, level, and hand broom.

PVC feet makes the bed-frame easy to remove.

PVC pipe to set the bed-frames in so the central air unit can be accessed.

We set the two smaller outside headboards in PVC footings. That way the headboards can easily be removed so the central air unit can be serviced.

Garden Headboard DIY

Garden Headboard DIY

Once the headboards were absolutely level, we added cement to the footings. Notice the PVC being cemented in and the headboards can be easily removed.

Antique Bed Frame

Antique Iron Bed Upcycled

Letting the concrete cure overnight. Vines will be planted on the front headboard. This garden install will last forever and add charm to this courtyard garden.


Christy, The Urban Gardener