I look for branches that are close to the same thickness, cut them to about 16-18 inches and first screw them together with wood screws then go over the screws with jute string. The overhead front of the trellis header has the word "welcome" that I made with sticks and short screws . The planter boxes are thick branches that I cut in half and nailed together so that the trellis will fit inside of them. I did use some 3 1/2" plastic pipes to slide the trellis into so it doesn't rot in
the dirt. We had a tornado and I got to get all the branches I wanted and the trellises sell like crazy!
Commented on May 23, 2012
ingenious! I wish I could come up with ideas like that. Looks like so much fun!
I thought I would run a question by y'all and see if anybody can help me with my pantry. I've hated this pantry since we moved into our home 6 years ago. It's always been a problem and
I just don't know what to do with it. If I had it my way, I'd tear the whole darn thing out and put in open shelving. But my husband is very much against that idea. Probably because he'd be doing most of the work. :P
The pantry is fairly deep and quite wide. However, the door to the pantry is very narrow. So about half of the pantry is pretty inaccessible and unusable. To make matters worse, the part of the pantry that I can't get to easily, has an odd-angled wall, so the pantry isn't even rectangular, making it even MORE difficult to use! This is why I can't enlarge the door - because there are only a couple of inches to the left of the door, before the wall angles back-and there are only a couple of inches to the right of the door also. AND there is a lot of wasted space above the top shelf - again, space I can't really get to. The space is, of course, much taller than the door. This is very hard to describe but I don't have any pictures right now! :(
I would like to use containers to organize everything, because it helps keep things from falling all over the place. But I'm still looking at all that wasted space to the left and above - space I desperately need! Can some of y'all give me some ideas on how to deal with this? Thank you so much for any ideas you can give me!
Commented on Apr 08, 2012
Except for the pantry in the middle, the living room, dining room, and kitchen are all open to
one another. There's also this dumb partition there that messes with everything. I've done up a quick and dirty floor plan for you guys. Got some good ideas going here, though, so thank you so much! I think we will take the door off, as soon as we can find another place for all those spices! lol I was thinking maybe we could just square off the pantry, but I don't know how difficult that would be.