It's the first Wednesday of the month, which means it's:
I struggled this month with ideas for this. I've had an idea to make a hose caddy for quite some time, but I felt like it wasn't really "blog-worthy." Then, I reassessed and told myself that it doesn't really matter. We need a hose caddy, we have something to make one and it would be reusing something that we already have. Sometimes, it's ok for things to useful and not beautiful. I would love to have both in a perfect world, but I'll take the useful on this one. =)
Let me give you a bit of a backstory. When we bought this house, it came with lots of random (nice) outdoor stuff : 5+ outdoor lamp posts, 2+ non-working fountains and a shed of extra planters and stuff. Some things we could make our style and some not-so-much. We got one of the fountains working (more on that in a different post) but the other one had to go. The owner's before us had drilled holes in it to make it a planter, which definitely could be cute. The place they had it and really the only place to have it, just didn't make sense. So, we decided to just disassemble it and sell it. Then, I got to thinking about the bowl of it. It slightly resembles a hose caddy (you know the bowl one's that they have at hardware stores?). Yep, it could definitely be a hose caddy or that's what I told Luke anyways.
He disassembled it and put the boy to work.
Of course, the hose that we needed it for was on the opposite side of the yard and that thing weighs 130+ pounds. It was quite humorous watching Luke roll it over. =)
He rolled it to a tight spot between the air conditioner and the stone around the patio.
It already had holes drilled for drainage (because they used it as a planter), which is perfect for holding the hose.
All we did was roll the hose up and stick it in. Pretty easy!
You guys ready to check out what the other ladies came up with? Hope so!
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C.R.A.F.T., Project Inspire(d), The Makers, The DIY'ers, The Winthrop Chronicles, Home Stories A-Z, Work It Wednesday, Fry Sauce and Grits, Liz Marie Blog, The Inspiration Gallery, Creativity Unleashed - The Bold Abode, Remodelaholic, Whipperberry, Tatertots and Jello, Link It or Lump It, The Creative Collection and Frugal Crafty Blog Hop.
Holly @ Life as a Thrifter
How creative! I never would have thought of that!!
Thanks Holly! I love this series, because it totally makes me think outside the box (and helps with not spending money!).
Cool Idea. When I first read this I thought your hose weighed 130+ pounds. LOL - that is a serious hose. Makes a lot more sense that the bowl weighs that much.
Looks like the grass around the swing set has blended in nicely!
Lol... now that would be a large hose! Yep, the grass blended pretty well. I think we definitely need to over-seed this year, but it's looking better.
Emily, Our house now a home
that is so creative and a great upcycle. Also from what I could see you have a beautiful backyard, it is so green and lush. Awesome!
Thanks Emily! The backyard is pretty (lots of work!), but very pretty.
Alicia @ thrifty and chic
I love your backyard! It's so green and pretty with tons of trees 🙂 And I would say this is the best hose caddy I've ever seen especially since before I read it and looked at it really well I thought it was made from half of a tire 🙂 lol....see, could totally be worse. (not that it looks like a tire, it totally doesn't, that's just where my mind went to 😉 )
Thanks Alicia. We have lots of trees (and more work that we can handle out there), but we love it. That's hilarious on the tire. Well, I guess that would still fit with our blog series. lol.
This is great! I love when you can marry something you already have with something you need. Even though it is simple, it is a fabulous idea!
Thanks Carrie! I was a little concerned on how it would do with loads of rain... but we've had non-stop rain for a week and so far so good!
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Ha - that's a great solution! I coiled my hose into a big planter but forgot to drill holes! LOL, now we have a hose and mosquito swimming pool ! LOL! I'd love it if you would link up at our party ~ The Merry Monday Linky Sundays at 6pm PST 🙂 Juila
Oh no, well at least you can go back and drill the holes! Thanks for stopping by!
Useful trumps beautiful almost every time in my book! Now, life is best when we can combine them, yes! Thankfully, we get to freshen things up a bit most the time, but I think the texture of the concrete itself, with the flower pattern and patina of age IS lovely as it is. Great idea!!
Really Smart idea!