When it comes to creating your garden, it’s all about the personal touch. What’s the use of getting your hands dirty and growing plants and vegetables if it doesn’t express who you are? When you put it the hours of labor, you want to enjoy your creation and it should satisfy you first and foremost.
That’s why Rhonda Brady of the gardening blog Sprouts and Stuff shares her projects. She wants to inspire gardeners across the world to be creative and individual. But what’s the use if you can’t sit in your garden and enjoy the fruits of your labor?
Rhonda recently shared her unique rustic bucket stool project that not only looks cool and unique, it’s affordable and simple to make.
Besides using old materials lying around your garage, Rhonda’s stool uses organic matter and stones to create a seat for your garden that compliments the earth under it.
To create this stool for your garden, you’ll need a 5-gallon bucket, a bag of concrete, and your favorite cement recipe.
You’ll also want to collect three sturdy sticks for the legs of your stool. These should be at least 16-inches long and about 1 ½ inches thick. You could also repurpose old chair legs for this project.
Also, some decorative rocks could be perfect for the top of the stool. Collect these from streams and beaches.
Put the decorative stones in the bottom of your bucket. Press in a layer of cement and then insert your sticks at least 1 ½ inches into the cement.
Let your stool sit for at least 10 hours. Then unmold your DIY creation. Flip it over and the bucket should slide right off the concrete.
To finish, mist the concrete top with water and seal in a plastic bag so it can cure. Give it a week or two.
Finally, your rustic bucket stool is ready to use!
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