Remember that song? Only it’s “love” not “trash.” Trust us, those things are not one in the same around the casa, but we find it an appropriate title for the post about the completion of Chad’s little trash can concealer project.
We talked about his idea in this old post. The goal was simple. Hide the ugly trash cans, don’t spend a fortune or take forever to do it. Truth be told the hubs finished this project awhile ago, very shortly after our post about the idea, the wifey has just been slow about getting the deets online. So grab ‘yer recycling bins ’cause here we go.
- 4 4″x4″ posts, 5 feet in length
- 3 1″x6″ boards, cut to size (this will vary depending on how wide and long you want your fence to be)
- 4 1″x4″ boards, cut to size as well
- wood screws
- drill with countersink bit
- concrete for setting posts
- concrete pavers for flooring
- exterior paint and brush
The side of our house was looking a little blah before with the trash cans as huge distractions from the natural beauty that was our cluttered car port and dirty cars.
Got to include the flag shot, after all it is Memorial Day. Here were all the weeds to be cleared in order to make way for our concrete pavers and fencing.
The first step, as mentioned, was to clear away all the gross weeds and trashiness, in order to make room for new flat concrete pavers. Perfect for rolling trash cans onto.
The hubs bought two tones of pavers for a nice checkerboard effect. He’s an artistic guy.
The posts are set in Quick Crete, approximately one foot deep each.
While the concrete set, he cut the boards to size. Sorry there aren’t more witty comments or smarty pants remarks inserted here. The hubs performed all this hard work on his own, he took photos for the blog but I don’t have any other good dirt on the dirt. Just the facts. So like I said, here are some cut boards.
And well folks, that’s were the story ends from the hubs’ end. Apparently he needed two hands or something and couldn’t take pictures of everything he was doing to construct the fence. So I was forced to pick up where he left off. But all I did was add a second coat of paint, after the hubs primed it, and then plant some pretty flowers and mulch around the base of the new fence. But here it is all finished.
I really like the way he alternated the six-inch boards with the four-inch ones for an interesting visual effect. Artsy fartsy, no?
One one more flag picture, you know, because it’s Memorial Day still.
You might be thinking that the height of our fence is a little off in that it is higher than the brick wall of our car port. Looks weird huh? “Why wouldn’t they cover that too?” you ask? Well we’ll let you in on a little secret. We are planning to enclose our car port, converting it into a garage. Pretty big time, right? So we thought that it was pretty useless to try to build out that wall of the fence when it’s going to be covered up soon.
So in the meantime there is a hint of ugly trash can-ness but that will be taken care of and the remaining fencing is such a great improvement to f-ugly trash cans. Agreed?
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