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Monday, May 10, 2010

Presenting...The Wall!

 
The reason I did not paint the wall is because I knew I'd be adding a good bit of tropical color,
and I really didn't want to over do it. We started with garden teepees in shades 
of key lime, berry, and spa blue...
...with these little dangling fairy charms.
Then I tucked in my bright pink lettuce pots and some brain coral.
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And remember all the veggies and herbs I potted a few weeks ago?
How's that for just enough color?
If you're here for the first time, the full tutorial on how to make this project is HERE
Good luck and have fun with it!

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41 comments:

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

FABULOUS!!! Your photos are wonderful in this post as well!!

-heather

Life in Rehab said...

Thanks, Heather! There's still a lot to be done back there.

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

I like that you opted not to paint it, it makes the greenery and all your bright pops of color really stand out.

-heather

Kelli said...

Saw this featured on Fireflies and Jellybeans and I am in LOVE! I will definitely be filing this idea away for future reference!

Life in Rehab said...

Thanks, Kelli! And it was sooooo simple.

Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

This is seriously brilliant! Congrats on the feature. Thanks so much for stopping by to comment on my planter tutorial. I really appreciate it!

Have a great week,
Amy

hiphousegirl said...

I really like the wall, and the supports! I'm doing a Square Foot Garden for the first time, and I think I may build similar teepees for the tomatoes and even melons. Although for melons I may need to get sturdier dowels... Great job!

Chelsea said...

Wow, that turned out fab!! I love it! It's so unique and different, too... very, very cool! :)

Sarah @ The Pumpkin Patch said...

What a great use of space. We are thinking about putting a wall around the cement slab on the back of our house and this is a great way to add color and foliage to it. Thanks for the idea and thanks for linking up to my Transform Tuesday party. I can't wait to see what else you come up with!!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

This is a great idea and will look wonderful as the plants fill in. Will you post progress pics as it does?

Life in Rehab said...

Thank you so much for all of your kind comments! And you'll see how it fills in, because there's a couple more major projects on the list for that area.

{All Thingz Related} said...

OOh you got all the stuff in it! Looks great! Thanks for joining us for Anything related!
~Bidgette

Life in Rehab said...

Yeah, it looks a little less like a big pile of gray this week! Thanks for having me in your link party again!

Holly said...

I love this project. I am always looking for outdoor ideas.....fabulous!

Holly
www.504main.com

Al said...

Great idea - love the garden bling

Room to Inspire said...

Look at that wall transform! What a great project. Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired last week.

Chelsea

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

What a great project and transformtion. Thanks for sharing!

Pam said...

What a fun way to container garden!

Life in Rehab said...

Thank you, ladies! Seriously, try this, because it's just fun!

Lori said...

Very cute.

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another great party.

Tru said...

I love the wall idea.

Connie said...

I just found you and LOOOOOOVE what you're doing with those concrete blocks, sugar! I'd love to do it but that would involve talking Love Bunny (hubs of 49 years this week....squeeeeeeal!!) into another job on his, created by ME To-Do List! Not sure I can do that easily but I'll give it a try. Amazing idea, chick!!

xoxo,
Connie

Ooooh, drop by and visit if you'd like. I think you'll get a giggle or two.

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Hi sunny!

What a cool project! So clever!

Thanks so much for linking up to The CSI Project's hardware Store Challenge! We hope you will come back next week for the Martha Stewart-inspired challenge -- The MS Craft Department are our guest judges!!!

XOXO
Jen

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

hi sunny! that is soooo cool! it just so happens that our home has a cinderblock retaining wall in the back that my husband and i can't stand, but i could turn it into something like this and it would look soooo cool, too! great idea!

Life in Rehab said...

Cassie, this was soooo easy, and it only took three hours, so it's doable.

Shelly said...

Saw this on Kimba's page--it is very very kewl!

Sherrie said...

Hi!
I love your wall!! It's gorgeous with the colors you added. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Sherrie's Stuff
http://sherrie-plummer.blogspot.com/2010/06/alphabe-thursday_24.html

Life in Rehab said...

Thanks ladies! I need to post updates on this, because it's growing in!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This is a wonderful way to display plants.

laterg8r said...

great way to spruce up the garden :D

mbkatc230 said...

Oh, I really like this! What a great idea. Love the fairy charms and the bright colors. Kathy

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

What an awesome inexpensive way to brighten up the yard! I love it!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

It will be fun to see your wonderful wall when it's in full bloom :o)

Blessings & Aloha!

Jenny said...

What a clever use of cement blocks. I always enjoy "industrial" materials softened with plants and greenery. The way you built those layers is really incredibly clever.

I'm impressed!

Thanks for this interesting stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter "W". It is wonderful to see you linked up.

If you can come up with something for the letter "X" and link again next week try and put a link back to the meme. It makes it easier for everyone to continue on their visits!

Hope to see you again soon!

A+

Christy said...

Ilove this!

H said...

I think that this will look brilliant when the greenery has grown and softened the angles of the breeze blocks. Very creative :)

Melinda Cornish said...

what a great idea and it is really pretty.....

Tru@TRU TALES FEATS said...

This is the 2nd time I've seen this on a linky party and I still think it's fabulous!

Heather said...

Looks great! You must lead a really colorful life:) It is so nice to see color everywhere... also really like your header photo; great chairs!

zentmrs said...

What a super idea! Thanks for sharing!

Jami said...

Very creative. Thanks for sharing at the Tuesday Garden Party- I look forward to seeing more!