Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Concrete Blocks to Planters

While removing an old dog run that was in our yard
we found a whole bunch of conrete blocks
underneath the gravel layer.
I immediately knew that they would be good for something.
They had obviously been used for other purposes before
as some had remains of white paint
while others had brown with turquoise peeking through.
So, the first step was to give them a fresh coat of paint.
I just used up some leftover paint we had kicking around.
I knew I wanted to make them into planters
and put them in front of the storage shed
that hubby had recently put up.
So I stacked them and filled the holes with dirt.
I then went hunting for some pansies
and finally found a few at a local greenhouse on clearance.
They were a little worse for wear but I figured
with a little TLC they would perk up.
And the little planters on each side of the door
just added that little extra touch it needed.
I do have some more plans for hubby's shed
but don't tell him that ;)
~Finding the amazing in the simple~
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  1. Hi Alana, your planters add a sweet touch to the shed! I love pansies, don't you? Have a great day, Jean

    1. I do love pansies and this has turned out to be the perfect spot for them :)

  2. Hi Alana,
    What a great idea for the cement blocks. Pansies are so cute! Thats a really nice shed, I bet you got lots of ideas for it!

  3. That was a neat idea! It looks so nice--and pansies are so pretty!

  4. We've done that too!
    They make nifty little planters and yours look so nice with the pansies in them.
    I'd like to paint our tin shed but hubby is not too keen - yet :-)
    Thanks for visiting me Alana.
    Have a great day!

    1. Thanks Trish! Isn't it great to take something old and recreate it into something useful and pretty :)

  5. Stopping by from Rooted in Thyme, they sure dress up the garage - very useful, a great re-purpose!

  6. Thanks for sharing this creative idea on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Have a great week!



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