Ladder Planter --The TUTORIAL

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4 Hours
Easy

It all began on a sunny day while chatting with my neighbor. We were in her garage and I said to her ” why do you still have that old wooden ladder? It looks dangerous.” She replied, “I don’t know. It works.” I say to her why don’t you let me make an herb garden out of that old ladder so we can really get some use out of it, ie. grow mint for Mojitos and basil for pizza. She then looks at the ladder then
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Here is a quick recap of what I did to transform this old rugged ladder.
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This ladder had seen better days. And I was happy my friend was no longer using it.
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I positioned the ladder in a more 90 degree angle.
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Made planter boxes that using scrap wood paneling that I had in my garage. I wanted the boxes to look like drawers.
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And with it being summer I thought I'd get my "kid helpers" involved. They like painting and arts and crafts.
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And to tell the truth they are very helpful.
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I would have never guessed that when the kids were done I'd have a new paint treatment on the house. Nor did I see them discovering the water "spicket" (Do they call it that outside of Charleston, SC? LOL I have no clue. But for all other areas its pronounced spigot.)
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Sooo after the water and the paint dried I was able to plant my new herb garden.
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I think What do you think? ;)
ToolBox Divas

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  • Ray11505738
    on Jun 26, 2017

    Did u add any type of lining to your planter boxes to make the wood last longer? Or did you seal the wood from moisture?

    • ToolBox Divas
      on Jun 27, 2018

      well.... the paint job is hold up on my garden ladder over the years LOL. The plants I've killed every last one LOL. Someone said that the boxes should be deeper and I may go back and do that before I replace the plants

  • Jean Choate
    on Jun 21, 2018

    How about water faucet? lol California

  • Gail
    on Jun 22, 2018

    We haves pickets in Michigan too. What are "spigots"? Must be a Texas thing. We also have "cricks" and not creeks.


    • Christine Cajigas
      on Jun 24, 2018

      Gail, we called them "spigots" also. I'm from Milwaukee. And I'm 57 , so it goes aways back. 😁

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  • Patricia Shoals
    on Jul 15, 2018

    I love it...we have a look many things I want to make into flower herb garden...wish I had a friend who was talented as you

  • Kriss Mason
    on Jul 28, 2018

    Want to do this project thanks😁 also I found this...

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