Monday, July 16, 2012

Pallet planters and trellis

In one of the last posts I shared a picture of our planters and trellis. Here is a little more info and a bunch more pictures!!!!

It started with the above picture.
Jim brought home a couple of these plant pallets.
They were pretty cute as is, but have you known us to take the easy way on things?

Those plant pallets were turned into TWO pallet planters!

We filled them with bricks (about halfway) before we added the soil.

We got them positioned. Then we had another idea (imagine!)
Why not connect them and give this part of the yard a feel all its own??
Yep!!! An arbor/trellis...made from pallets!!!
(I'm pretty lucky he loves me right?)

Taking shape!

Putting the pieces on the top.

Do you like the telephone pole looking thing?
This reminds me that I don't think I have shared it with you. :(

All done!
Sitting in, looking out.

On the "outside" looking in!
It really does give the patio/fire pit area the feeling that it is its own room!!!!

Pretty neat looking and all the wood was FREE!!!!

This picture is a few weeks old.
In the planters we planted pole beans and bush beans.
The pole beans are now as tall as the first 'step'

The birds have let us know they approve!!!

I think it needs a sign hanging in the middle of the arbor. That may be a rainy day or a winter time project though. The tomatoes are starting to turn red so we will soon be busy canning away! We will have to remember to take time to sit and enjoy our 'new room.'

I wish those of you that are my bloggy friends lived closer so we could sit out back and catch up!


I'm linking up here:

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Pink Hippo Party

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  1. Ohhh your entire space is perfect and I cant believe all pallets! You're right its like its own room lucky lady to have such a handy guy.

  2. Very inviting! Thanks for stopping by and for the tips!

  3. What a great idea! And, I have just the place for it! Don't you love pallets?

  4. Ive been wanting raised beds. I think I can play off this - thanks for sharing!

  5. Love it..ya want to come build me some =) great job you guys done..

  6. Love it, what a really clever idea! I live how it created a "room" effect, very cozy and inviting. Love how you also made raised beds. Great jobs! So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best!

  7. It looks fantastic!! I cannot wait until we have our own place and are able to do things like this. Bookmarking for future reference! ;)

  8. I love it all. What a great idea. You two are a great team.

  9. These look fantastic! What a great way to reuse those pallets.. and I just adore the trellis! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party~
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  10. That is SO awesome from any direction! Congrats to does he know how to do these things? Are guys born with a special gene? Is it in their DNA? That would be perfect where I have my 2 big pots with the petunias at the beginning of my homemade sidewalk leading up to my house. And it would give me 2 more very attractive raised beds for arbor roses or trellis veggies. Such a great idea nd looks great too. He should with up a plan with measurements and I will buy the directions so I can make my own. Although, I would have to buy wood as I don't have access to pallets. He should be in woodworker magazine or better yet...Mother Earth News! I bet they would pay for that as an article!
    You are both so talented! Have a great week and I hope it cools off for you there.

  11. You and your husband cease to amaze me!! Seriously, this turned out FANTASTIC!!

  12. OMGosh that is amazing!! I definitely want to come hang out there! :)



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