Ashley saw an idea on Pinterest and wanted to give it a try.
I think it turned out real cool.
This photo was taken with Ashley's phone with Instagram....what ever that is ;)
When we had our roof re shingled they brought the shingles on this pallet and I asked them if we could keep it.
He probably thought I was crazy, but I am, so I wasn't offended. lol.
Ashley was so happy when I told her I had a pallet for her. She is like me...its the little things in life that make us happy :)
So the first thing we had to do was add a bottom to this big boy. It is about 4'x4'.
Because I do wood working I had the piece of wood already, I just had to cut them to the perfect size on the miter saw.
This is the top of the pallet, we left it open.
Then the next step was to add landscaping fabric to the back so the topsoil wouldn't all fall out. That's what the black sheeting is.
We used a lot of staples to hold this on.
Then we had to fill the slots up with the topsoil.
This was a bit tedious and we didn't realize how much we needed.
After you do this you plant your flowers and plants.
Then you have to keep it flat for a couple of weeks so the roots can take hold.
Ashley and I planted succulents and pansies because where we put this gets full sun.
Just a warning this is very heavy.
My hubby who is massively strong couldn't move it where we wanted it. He had to use the heavy duty hand dolly.
We are still planning on planting some flowers from the top opening.
Turned out pretty cool eh?
Ashley is now on the look out for more pallets as the ideas are flowing now ;)
Onto My Day:
Kristy had to go to work this morning for 7:00am. I think that is going to be her starting time for now on. That's what happens when you work in the bakery.
But then I have to get up early to drive her. But I get a head start in the day....if I don't go back to bed that is ;)
I did a bit of book work today, and took a few business calls.
I did tidy up my scrap/craft room while I was chatting with a friend...I really need to get another head set. My last one died. I can get so much done while I talk on the phone :)
I hope you all had a creative Monday :)