Sunday, June 6, 2010

Your Garbage, My Treasure: Planters

Walking down the street to catch the bus, a typical daily activity, I came across two stereo speakers that were clearly not work able and clearly in the trash pile. I saw their potential right away and hoped that they wouild still be laying there upon my return from work.

In my head they automatically looked like garden planters, and I knew it could be done. Thankfully they were there on my walk back, and I eagarly lugged them back to my apartment!

After evaluating the situation, the realization came that some major hacking had to be done. The nails were hidden, so I had to take a hammer to the wood and just pound out the speaker casing in order to have a box that was open on the top. After removing all debris and cutting out the wires, I took some nails and created drainage holes on the bottom of the boxes. Dirt was added along with the plants and viola!

 Perfect boxes for my cucumber seedlings!

Have you ever taken anything fron the trash and made a treasure?! Tell me about it!


Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

What a creative idea!! I've never re-purposed something like that. Generally, I'm the person throwing stuff out. Speaking of which, I have about a dozen pots and planters of various sizes that you can have if you want them.

Shoot Son Dang Girl Alissa said...

Oh you should definitely release those into my hands:)

What A Card said...

What a great idea!

Thanks for visiting my blog; I have no idea how hard it is to grow eggplant, though. I'm just playing around with a garden this year :) Sure is fun, and I sure hope to get some eggplant this summer!