File cabinet planter project complete! It took me all last weekend but somehow I managed to make the planters and build the fence all by my little self and let me tell you, it was sooooo worth it! I'm up there all the time.
Here's the top of the garage when its not flooded with sun...still makes me happy. The table and benches are Falster from Ikea, cheap and good looking for now.
I looked online and found out that all you really need to make a file cabinet into a planter is a piece of wood cut to fit the open bottom. I also drilled holes in what will be the new bottom so water can properly drain.
As I mentioned a few posts ago I had originally planned to paint the file cabinets white...not so good.
I used left over paint from the bathroom for the planers. For the fence I went with light weight bend board and redwood posts. I had to keep things light as it is on top of the garage.
When the file cabinets were all painted you really barely notice the one wood side.
And here's a close up of my purdy fence. So far it's only on the side of the garage facing the alley (for privacy) but seeing as it only cost me about $70 for all the fence supplies I might continue it around to the side facing the neighbors. Woo woo!
Inspiration for my outdoor space. I went ahead and made file cabinet planters and painted them white and I can't believe I'm saying this but they were too white for me! I know cray cray. Anywho I guess it really freaked me out and pushed me to go the opposite direction. Dark blue planters, lightweight wood slat fence with white and orange accents. I will post pics when I finish, hopefully by the end of the weekend. Woo woo!
My lovely friend Maria sent this to me and I pretty much died. Super tempted to scrap all plans for the backyard and build a much bigger tent on top of the garage instead...but how do I have a skylight and waterproof at the same time?
I absolutely love The Tasting Kitchen, the food is amazing and the same can be said about the decor. I have also fallen quite hard for the Eames wire chairs with leather covers found in the main floor dining room, so it made me extremely happy when I just happened to spot one of these said chairs (okay it was a Herman Miller fiberglass shell chair with a black leather cover, close enough) outside my super secret favorite thrift shop! Oh, how much you ask, $50, yeah...