A few weeks ago, my husband and I spotted a FREE pallet on the side of the road. After schlepping it home with us, I decided it would be the perfect solution for creating a bit of inexpensive privacy on my deck.
I felt like it needed a pop of color to give the pallet more personality, so I picked up some exterior Valspar Paint at Lowe’s and went to work giving the pallet a rough coat of this cheery yellow paint (Earthen Sienna, Valspar). I did not prime, prep or sand first, I wanted it to be rustic.
I originally thought about creating a hanging herb or vegetable garden with this pallet, but because I really wanted to use these French flower buckets leftover from a wedding a few years ago, I decided the safest idea was to make a flower garden (I wasn’t sure that planting edibles in metal buckets would be the best idea).
I think this garden project turned out pretty cute, if I do say so myself!
These pansies were so cheap and on discount at a local garden center (they were imperfect but I still found them charming) so I didn’t have to spend a fortune on flowers. I won’t feel bad at all when I have to replace them. In fact, I think it will be kind of fun to be able to change out the flowers from time to time. It would even be cute to use small ferns or succulents! I might try that next!
You could even do this project INSIDE for the winter!
I added a little moss to each of the buckets to cover the dirt and give it a little more texture and color. I loved how it turned out!