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DIY Wood Planter Boxes

Have you noticed that plants and flowers look super vibrant in wood planters?  Maybe it's the combination of natural elements working together - the green plants, warmth of the wood, and the texture of the compost/mulch, all highlighted by the burst of color from the flowering plants.  And, planter boxes are surprisingly easy to make ....




For this project, we used salvaged pressure-treated fence boards from our stockpile.  Along with being pressure-treated, they have been out in the elements for quite some time and are naturally weathered.



To begin, we bought black plastic rectangular planters (similar to the one below) to use as liners - two for each wood planter.  We found them at Home Depot for $10 each and they are 24" long.


Assembling the wood planter boxes was super easy - they are basically a topless box with an open framed bottom. 

We started with the two ends made with 2x4's as supports.  



Then attached the long horizontal boards and 2x4's to the bottom to suppor…

Shopping for a Craft Space

Setting up a craft space is a lot of fun, and checking out the many options available for seating and accessories is even more exciting!

Wanted to share with you a few fun things I discovered during a recent trip to Ikea and At Home that would be great for a craft space.



(I was not compensated in any way for this post -  the opinions expressed are my own based on my personal experience.)
My first stop was Ikea.  The above cart is a big hit on Pinterest and is available in dark gray, turquoise and beige.  It's the Ikea Raskog utility cart and is reasonably priced at $29.99.  The middle tray is even adjustable.  Isn't the turquoise cute?

The utility cart below is the Risatorp.  It's available in white, the baskets are generously sized and the bottom basket would be perfect for large sheets of card stock.  Wouldn't this also be a great portable cart for corralling all the supplies you need for a current project?



This is probably my favorite of all the items I saw ... it'…