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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Sneak Peek: Outdoor Inspiration

Okay, so I was further exploring my new blog stalkee, Liz at It's Great To Be Home, when I hit the
 very page I'm sending you to. She has compiled a fabulous section of ideas, all organized conveniently by rooms, to inspire and get your creativity in high gear.

Okay, that's what she did to me. I mean, LOOK at this! Green and growing, and made of cinder blocks! It was featured on Apartment Therapy (awesome site, even when you own the world's largest 2300 square foot trailer like I do!), and I immediately KNEW this had to 
be the back wall of my back yard.

The whole thing is simply stacked together with liquid nails.
The levels jutting out have cut cinder block as a bottom, also secured with liquid nails.
The original project was done with succulents, but I have this vision of a mix of herbs 
and perennials trailing over it.
And since the back patio is right off the kitchen,
that would make it convenient for my spouse the chef to step out and help himself.


Unknown said...

Oh, very cool! I've never seen anything like it. Looks relatively cheap and easy, too. Hmmm... maybe if we finish the patio one day... :)

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

I've been perusing her blog now too (thanks to you). That is such a cool idea. Who knew cinder blocks could look so chic?


Life in Rehab said...

The funny thing is, I have 16 blocks on hand right now, but the backyard isn't quite ready. I wonder how the Minions would react to after school drudgery? Hmmmmmm...

Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said...

Thanks, Sunny!! I can't wait until you try this project - I bet it's going to look dynamite! :)

Life in Rehab said...

Thanks, Liz! That compiled page of yours is such a cool idea!

kelly o! said...

Best looking use of cinder blocks I've ever seen! How about with strawberry plants?

Life in Rehab said...

Ooooooo, strawberries! Now there's a good idea!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

I say "put the minions to work" ..haha!! It's all in the name of the blog and home improvement, right?