Lest you think I’ll never stop playing with pallets, you are probably right. Thing is, I was creating with pallets before they became ‘a thing.’ And since I had 2 on hand and the garden shed needed work pronto, this happened in a matter of about an hour.
It’s a new pallet gate and boardwalk for the shed! Aren’t they perfectly cute?
So… after I came home from Maui, it was a little depressing to sit in our yard trying to keep this Hawaiian tan going. When you come from tropical lush gardens that are watered every night and trimmed every day with everything blooming and fragrant in sight, you’re in for a shock once you plant your feet in your own yard.
I could have sworn the yard looked nice before we left. But I guess everything grew like mad, because I’ve been pruning trees and bushes and kicking up a weeding frenzy.
So when I came to that sad shed walkway in front of the compost pile, I removed it to weed under it, but it was so rotten it broke.
For those that ask how pallets last outdoors, they don’t… forever. But I don’t worry about it because they’re free and I can just get more. Like the one above.
(open with a plank for the wheelbarrow)
Once the new boardwalk was in place, I turned around towards the boneyard, and spotted another pallet. After holding it up to the space, I knew it could work as a little gate. Cool!
All I did was lay the gate pallet on top of two planks placed on the board walk for height, screw in two heavy duty hinges to the gate and shed and it was done.
It isn’t the perfect size, but I’m cool with that. I think it looks cute slightly ajar anyway.
At least the geraniums and alyssum are doing great!
There will be a HUGE grape harvest this fall. Especially since I allowed the grapes to grow all over the front of the shed. 🙂
I have a little confession. Earlier today, I was questioning why on earth I had a yard. It’s just a city sized lot, but it’s more than I can keep up with myself. Unless I start writing a gardening blog…
Not that long ago, I was pining for a LARGER yard. Well, I really wanted a barn. But that would entail a larger yard I’m sure.
Wait… maybe a barn in my yard would eat up the yard space… hmmm…
Well anyway, before this little renovation took place, I was having a big ‘ol pity party over the dustbowl styled flowerbeds and spotty looking lawn.
But as always, a little minor tweaking always seems to do the trick.
At least in this direction anyway… 🙂
How do you keep up with your own yard?