The day I landed this sweet little metal gate at the dump, my heart smiled! The gate will soon become a flower trellis for the rustic garden shed. But it has a special place it will be tucked into…
This firetruck parts crate turned crate flowerbox was the perfect size for the garden shed! And the old gate trellis looks rather smashing tucked inside, don’t you think?
How I did it:
The box was first lined with plastic, then stapled in place. A few holes were drilled along the bottom for drainage. Rocks were placed over the holes, then soil was added. A coat of white paint morphed the plain crate instantly.
The crate flowerbox is the perfect addition to the rustic garden shed! The white really brightens up the darker wood drawing attention to the flowers.
But… I’m still on the lookout to collect wood to finish the garden shed. I ran out of fence boards. Now what?!
The roof trim and windows were also painted out to match the crate flowerbox. It adds just the right amount of brightness to the little building, yet still has rustic appeal. And that is Jenna, my ever present shadow. Where I go, she goes. It’s nice to have company!
Come on little old gate trellis! Help those lovely sweet peas do their thing! Truly, this is perfect.
Aren’t the lines of the little gate fabulous?
My intent for a flower garden around the shed has morphed. I had big intentions of cutting out a nice curvy flower bed to hug the building and add a ton of perennials. But as luck would have it, my back and bank account requested I stick with the free planter box and free soil from the garden idea for this year. All in good time…
This just in! I reclaimed some old shake shingles! I think I will play with them to see if they work on this garden shed. That’s next…