Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Pinterest Strikes Again: Galvanized wood planter

Hey everyone,

Little break from the computer world there the last few weeks. We went on a mini holiday up north for a few days and had ourselves a smidgen of relaxation which was quite nice, but came home to our beautiful basement reenacting the lake. Just in case we missed it you know?
We had 2 inches of water all the way across our basement floor as our sump pump also decided to take a little holiday. 
This of course means we now have a major renovation on our hands. Our lovely antique wool rugs will be finding a new home at the dump along with our flooring and lots of drywall and trim.
Super shit I say, but we may also be trying to finish our downstairs bathroom while we rip everything apart so lemonade in the making! and more blog posts for you.

The beginning part of today's title is dubbed from Trevor. Every new idea starts somewhere and this one was inspired by something I saw on Pinterest.
I had been looking to change up the front of our entry to something simple, less dirt catching for a little bit and was actually looking for stock tanks to do it.
I saw a vegetable garden that looked much like what I ended up with and a cheaper idea was born that I thought would look just as nice.
I did do some DIY photos for a tutorial but haven't had a chance to finish editing/writing the details so for now the pretty pictures with an eventual promise to write the instructions.

ah, my lovely model on his outdoor rolling bed sets up shop in front of the new galvanized rolling planter.

we found the pig sign at a local antique store and after leaving it behind the first time we saw it and talking about it fairly regularly, the junk gods were with us as we went back and it was still there. 

i planted the planter with 3 simple mountain boxwood plants in a big fluffy style. we also changed the light fixture to a more barn style light in black and stainless.

super simple whitewashed grape wood wreath for summer

i took these photos a few weeks ago honestly and my window boxes are so full now but thought i would still share the photo of the combinations used this year.

Have a great day everyone,



  1. I am so sorry to hear about your disaster. You sound so positive - but I know it must be hard. Our water softener burst and ruined a few things this past Sunday, but it is nothing compared to what you are having to deal with. Please know you are in my thoughts.
    Best wishes,
    Michelle from simplysantabarbara.blogspot.com

  2. Ugh! I have had to watch the waters rise helplessly....maybe it was a small mercy you weren't home? Best of luck. The planter is too great but the Piggy....whee whee whee.

  3. Super S#!t is right. I'm really sorry for you guys, but glad you're turning it into something good. It still sucks. Well, your sump pump didn't. But does, right? The front looks great. At first I thought it was your shop front, not your home.


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