Doesn’t that look so much better already? But I still wanted to have the shed blend in with the surrounding, so I thought I’d build a vertical gardening system on the left part of the shed.
I bought drainage pipes (3 inch diameter) and cut them to 2 foot long sections. Then I capped the ends and drilled 5 circular holes in each one, with drainage holes opposite of each plant hole.
I spray painted the pipes so they wouldn’t look stark white against the shed.
I used corner braces, and attached them to the shed. There was an inch overhang on the top side that allowed me to run wire rope through.
I drilled 2 holes on each top end and bottom end of the pipes to run wire rope through. I used a ferrule and stop set for each set of wires and crimped them in place, spacing each pipe 8 inches apart. This keeps them in place.
This is what the vertical gardening system looks like all set up. Time to fill the holes with succulents!
Starting to look cute!
A view of the overhang that I used to string the wire rope through. After all the holes were filled with succulents, I added a few other items I had in my garden to finish off the beautification of the shed.
And here is the shed, all finished. I love how it turned out, and now the shed is a pleasant focal point instead of a sad eye sore. What do you think? I hope you think it looks as nice as I do!