Our neighbours have been having a lot of building work done and the one advantage to this is pallets. Lots and lots of pallets. They've basically said I can take as many as I want, much to my Old Man's horror, as he comes home each night to find another one dragged to our side of the fence.
My father-in-law is a dab hand at upcycling pallet wood and he's made all sorts - garden planters, benches he even made our window architrave out of old pallets for us. A sand and a gloss and you'd never know.
I've created a Pinterest board of all the things I'd like to try (apologies to those who follow me on Twitter - I didn't realise my Twitter box was ticked so I've inadvertently bombarded people with pictures of pallets all morning - oops!)
The idea that first spurred on this obsessive collecting of pallets, is the vertical garden planters. We have an awfully large expanse of boring fence in our back garden and not a lot of planting area, so I'd like to be able to grow salads upright and add a dash of colour with some flowering plants too.
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Or how about a
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Right, I'm off to get my power tools out and get cracking. Assuming I still have all my fingers and thumbs, I'll see you back next week for more thrifting.
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