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Summer Garden on a budget – #PinAddicts Linky 2

We recently moved into a new rented home.  The house is newly renovated throughout which is lovely but the garden is a SHAMBLES. Like huge patches of MUD and uneven grass all the way through.  Its a long, narrow garden with quite a bit of space and a footpath splitting it up the middle leading to a gate which opens up onto the neighbouring farmer’s cornfield.

It needs a LOT of work. Dave and I are not very green-fingered although we would like to be. The garden screams SPEND MONEY ON ME AND DIG UNTIL YOU CAN’T DIG NO MORE.

Neither of which really appeals to us. But we opted to dig. And patch up. And source free stuff to make the garden a happy sunshiney place to enjoy this summer.

Dave had a week off last week and literally spent every waking moment in the garden with our friend James (aka Mr Sydenhams.. lol) He managed to source us some free pallets, brought over all his tools and we were OFF.

This is the general plan for the layout of the garden taken from about halfway up the garden. Look at my awesome washing. Real blog worthy pic stuff.

Garden LayoutAs always, inspired by Pinterest we decided to give it a go..

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I’ve got some detailed posts coming on how we built our deck and shed base using pallets so watch out for those in the next couple of weeks – in the meantime here’s a sneak peek of our decking… I’m so flipping proud of the boys.. they did an amazing job! The girls and I had the job of staining it << tough stuff for us.

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The furniture and tables and borders and plants etc all still need to be done, but it’s a work-in-progress and we hope to have it completed before the next half term 🙂 We did a quick tally up and the total cost for the decking so far comes in at around £80… total steal! You can source free pallets at local warehousing/distribution companies or even at your local supermarkets.  I found some pretty cheap on eBay too.

My next project while Dave cracks on with the furniture is my pallet herb garden.. I’m hoping it’s going to end up something like this 🙂




What are you doing in your garden this summer? Do you have any cool pins to share with me? Let me know in the comments pleeeeasse! I’d love to chat to you.

This is my entry to this week’s #PinAddicts challenge – have you recreated something you found on Pinterest? Please link it up into the linky below and join our awesome Pin-Mad community!

Kerry x

Welcoming back the PinAddicts challenge!

A couple of years ago I set up a website dedicated to all Lovers of Pinterest. PinAddicts 🙂

A linky party once a month which encouraged people to re-create something they had pinned on Pinterest. Instead of just pinning ALL.THE.THINGS and forgetting about them in Internet land, I decided that I actually wanted some of that stuff in my house. In my wardrobe. At our parties. In my life.

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And so the PinAddicts site was born. A team of 7 amazing women wrote daily posts for the site on all things Pinterest – Recipes, DIY’s, Craft, Décor, Activities, you name it these chicks blogged about it. We had a stack of people blogging about things they had been inspired to make and do & then entering them into our linky. Sometimes we ran giveaways, we ALWAYS had lots of fun.

And then. My Dad got really ill. My life was literally turned upside down and I struggled to go to work every day, let alone blog all things happy and Pinterest. The site petered out, it needed love and I didn’t have any to give.

18 months on and my Dad is doing well, my life has finally returned to some sort of normality and I’ve started blogging again. I’ve had so much interest in the PinAddicts site, people literally email me weekly to find out if/when it’s starting up again.

And so…………. the PinAddicts linky is reborn!

I’m going to keep it here on my blog for now, a linky party every Tuesday which will remain open until the following Monday at midnight. So you’ll always have a linky to join and be inspired by fellow bloggers.  You’ll fast become part of this awesome community we have going over here.  We’re still on Facebook so come over and join us for daily inspiration on using up your craft stash, tips & tricks, tutorials – you name it we’ll be blabbing about it.

So, how does it work?

1) Find something you want to recreate that you have pinned on Pinterest

2) Recreate that thing

3) Blog about it! (or join in via the Facebook page if you don’t blog)

4) Come here every Tuesday and link it into the party  – make friends, be awesome, have fun!

Who’s excited? 🙂