DIY Vertical Pallet
This is an updated post that was originally posted back in March 2012. I think it is just as relevant today. Pallets are still plentiful and who doesn’t want an easy way to spruce up their garden?
It’s Summer and time to get your garden to look cute and welcoming. Can a garden be cute? Absolutely!
I was just discovering the fun and versatility of using Wood Pallets in decorating when it came to me what a great pot hanger it would make on my patio! It was an easy, done-in-a-day project.
Painting Your Pallet
I prefer DIY Paint for all my indoor and outdoor projects. It’s super versatile, 100% natural, and every color is very pigmented. I used Carnival Red for this pallet.
You might want to add a wood conditioner to the pallet first as the wood is very dry and will absorb any paint you put on it very quickly. It’s helpful to use a Continue Mister filled with water to spray the surface with water, then paint. DIY Paint contains no acrylic, latex, or any plastic compound so it will spread very far and you don’t lose pigmentation by thinning it out.
Once the Pallet is painted, turn your attention to the pots. I painted these in Vintage Linen and used Chalkboard paint on the rims.
I screwed the pallet directly onto my fence post, but you can add anchors to hang it somewhere, or even lean it up against a wall.
Once the pallet was hung, I drilled a small hole in the back of each of the pots, then put a hook through them and hung them on the slats of the pallet. It was super easy.
We have enjoyed this feature in our garden, it fits our laid-back style. Never did I imagine it would end up on the pages of Country Living Magazine! Last February, I received an email from the Art Department at CLM, asking for permission to use this picture in their April issue. They needed a new picture Right away. I was in a panic, the original pictures I had were not fit their specs.
Could my 15 minutes of fame be passing by before I even had time to count them??
Could Andy be referring to Moi????
My lucky stars were shining upon me. The weather was gorgeous, I was able to “restage” the entire project, and my sweet friend and client Dana Moran Photography
just happened to be stopping by the next day to pick up this piece I did for her:
Dana was gracious enough to take more pictures, emailed them to me in the correct size, and off they went to Country LivingHere we are in March, the April issue is on the newsstands, and I am featured on p. 57 to be exact.
As luck would amazingly have it….This project is being featured at Roadkill Rescue today as well!!!!!
The clock is ticking, hopefully, I am only in the first 30 seconds, but if my “fame” timer ends soon, I will go out a happy girl!
Speaking of fame, this is probably about as close as I will get to Hollywood fame….here are some pics of me with my sisters on our “LA” trip. We were even invited to sit on the couch at the “Friends” stage!