I’m doing a guest post today for Allison @ A Glimpse Inside. She’s taking some time off for maternity leave. Here’s a sneak peek of the project I’m sharing over at her place.
Allison has a great blog, and she’s been having tons of guest bloggers. While you’re there, take a look around, you might see someone you know, or find a new friend to follow. Go over to see my project, I’ll wait till you get back.
Did you click over to see that my project was made out of reclaimed fence? I love using old privacy fence, it has a great aged look to it naturally. The project I have to show you is also reclaimed fence project.
Last year when Jamie and Andy got married, Jamie used succulents for her centerpieces. Most of those were hens and chicks from my Aunt Jean’s yard. Although they came from my Aunt Jean, they had originally come from my Nana’s garden. Jamie kept a lot of the plants, but had a tough time keeping them alive.
This past weekend, my cousins Marybeth and Jeff came to town for a family reunion, and they brought a few more of Jeff’s moms hens and chicks for me to give to Jamie.
They were boxed up for safe traveling. I will be in charge of these plants until I see Jamie again. The cousins recommend planting them directly in the yard. I didn’t want to do that only to uproot them again when it’s time to pass them on to Jamie.
You may recall I got some goodies from the youngun’s on my way home from Atlanta.
I collected several of the fence boards and cut them into 4 pieces to make a box.
I pre-drilled pilot holes, and started screws in each of the holes.
I then attached the end pieces to the side pieces to form my box. I used another couple of boards to make the bottom pieces.
My box dimensions are 12x20, which allowed me to use 4 boards for the bottom without having to rip any of the boards.
I love the aged look of this wood. Because Jamie will need to transport this planter to Nashville I decide that this cute planter needs some handles.
The windows that I picked up last weekend were in my eyesight, and I saw those neat little ropes hanging off of them.
I drilled my holes on each side of the planter.
I used the full length of the ropes, nearly 20 inches.
I knotted each end to hold the handle in place.
I drilled holes in the bottom for drainage.
I used a mixture of potting soil and dirt from the yard.
I mixed up the large and the small ones.
What do you think Jamie? I hope you can pick these up next month. I’ll keep them alive till then.
This was such an easy (FREE) project! I’m happy to have the hens & chicks out of the cardboard box.
If you haven’t clicked over to see my Americana Flag on Allison’s blog, I’d appreciate it if you go now!
EDITED Spring 2013 to ADD:
Look how well they are doing about a year later! They're so happy in their new home. 🙂