If any time of year truly epitomizes rebirth, it’s the spring. Plants sprout back up after their winter hiatus, birds return home from their Southern travels, and upcyclers hatch new plans to repurpose old goods!
Two years back, this Instructables user felt like his yard could use a bit of sprucing up. He decided to upcycle his way toward new decor.
He chose to build new planter boxes out of old palettes, searching Craigslist for palette options made up of the most “useable” wood pieces.
Once he found as many palettes as he’d need, he surveyed his supply for the best pieces, mapping out exactly where he’d make each cut.
He then pried all the wood apart, removing unwanted nails as needed.
Frame secure, he started gluing and nailing each piece of wood in place, slowly but surely breathing new life into these otherwise discarded and forgotten materials.
Now with the nailing and gluing complete, this DIY-er had a beautiful planter box that would have normally cost four times or more what it cost him to build.
Stained to perfection, the planter really popped, looking clean and classic.
While these planters suited his needs for a few seasons, this year, he decided to take them to the next level.
He started by re-staining the original planters, which had faded since they were first constructed.
Using simple 4x4s, he constructed a post to sit right inside the original planters, which would now become the new and improved planter base.
He then secured the post with a new base structure, and adorned it with decorative hangers, elevating the entire piece’s sophisticated style.
With every component set in place, this DIY-er moved his new planters into their forever home on the porch, since once the dangling planters are attached, the whole structure becomes more cumbersome to move.
Source : Littlethings.com