Since the intention and call when out for more pallets, (and once friends understood I’d likely have a breakdown of sorts if I didn’t have some soon), they seem to have started appearing thick and fast! With all this additional resource turning up at the house, I’ve needed to get more organised. This pallet woodshed is helping a lot..
A new delivery of pallets arrived (thanks so much James!!), so that meant a hive of activity, largely in the newly reclaimed south garden area that used to be nothing but brambles on a very steep bank.
Both pallet growing boxes are now complete and these are accompanied by 2 pallet benches to enjoy the fabulous views of towards Kilvey Hill and Swansea Bay. This has now officially become my favourite area of the garden as it’s soooo peaceful and secluded. Every morning this week it’s been porridge and a newly discovered yoga nidra meditation (thanks Chrissie!) to a background of wind through the trees and birdsong to calm my mind. I have to say, I think it might be working! 🙂
Really looking forward to greening this area up now most of the groundwork seems to be done. Some peas, beans and squash perhaps? Whaddareckon folks?
So the neighbour said she liked the look of the pallet chair I made recently but would like one with arms. It’s her birthday tomorrow, so tried to pull out all the stops. Very pleased with the end result as there were several times during its construction that this chair was going to look VERY different!
So the neighbours kindly removed about 20ft of brambles from the southern end of our property to reveal a steep bank of stone and soil, which soon got me thinking about how the bank might be terraced and repurposed. Start small I thought, and began with a couple of small beds. As usual, one bed is leading to another and another, and another! Throw a few pallets in the mix for good measure and it’s starting to take shape. I’m imagining squash and watermelon being harvested here in a few months 🙂
Things have evolved! Check out the next stage here
What a nifty little trick my lovely partner shared with me today. Making these paper planters for those seedlings that are crying out for more soil and space. And it is super easy to do! Tear or cut a standard newspaper in half then fold the newspaper pages in half again. Roll the folded paper around a jar and press in the ends and hey presto, uno paper plant pottio!
Who would have thoughts making these humble boxes would have been sooo satisfying. I’m not sure whether it’s the simplicity of the shape, or the contrast of the colours or some other factor I’ve yet to discover. With so many seeds coming on and in need of bigger pots, these pallet boxes turned out to be perfect for the job. Not doubt there will be countless other uses for them as the season roles on too.
I find most of the pallet furniture I’ve made has required a lot of improvisation, and chin rubbing! This one was no different and took some time before it came together properly. I have to say, it’s by far the best piece I’ve done to date. The thought arose when looking at my garden chairs and their X design and that got me finkin!