Dad tore down a barn several years ago and salvaged these out of the rafters I believe! Not knowing what to do with them at the time, but being smart enough to know not to toss them...he keeped them in the rafters of his own rafters. They are now lining my fence on the side of our house giving extra texture, height and color to my most shaded spot! But wanting to do more than just lean them up against the fence Mom came up with this idea.
Dad used 2 shutters, and cut them each midway up. He nailed them together at the corners and used a small block on the inside of the frame.
This is so we could put a false floor in the bottom (we put 2 bricks in the bottom incase a strong wind threatened to blow the piece over) and again about 6 1/2" from the top rim. (that measurement is so that I could place the fern pot down inside without seeing it. You could change this measurement to fit your containers. Both floors have a hole drilled for drainage as shown.
This is the finished peice! the height is just right so that if I wanted to hang something above it I still can!
Yep...thats me in the reflection!
I'm linking to Funky Junk's Saturnight Special! Click on the buttons and check out the other great projects! There is a whole section just for awesome shutter ideas!