Reader Projects: Pallet Planter

I love seeing what you guys do with ideas you find here or tutorials I post.  Seriously, it makes me really happy inside.  So you can imagine my delight when reader Sarah sent me these images of the planter she made using my Pallet Planter Tutorial.

She said she found the pallet  behind her garage, and it was a hot mess, but she saw potential.  She cleaned the cobwebs and dirt off, gave it a nice coat of mineral oil (which she said really helped the natural wood grain to come through), and went to work.  I love love love the plants she chose, which Sarah said is actually a ground cover!  She didn’t put the plants in every “shelf” since they will grow and trail down the planter.

My favorite part of her pallet planter?  The architectural circle in the middle surrounded by flaking paint. Completely natural, aged over time, simple beauty.  Adore.

Thanks so much for sharing, Sarah!

Do you have a project inspired by A Storied Style project idea or tutorial?  I know many, many of you out there have used my Acrylic Rod Tutorial (another version of this tutorial is seen here), and I would love to see what you have created!  Please send any images you have to  I am excited to see your projects – big or small!

Written by Grace

6 Responses to “Reader Projects: Pallet Planter”

  1. Erin May 24, 2013 at 11:18 am #

    Terrific job, Sarah!

    • Grace May 29, 2013 at 9:08 am #

      Thanks Erin! Yay Sarah! LOVE to see what my readers do! G

  2. Lindsey May 24, 2013 at 1:33 pm #


    • Grace May 29, 2013 at 9:09 am #

      Lindsey, thanks! Me too! Makes me happy every time I see the pictures! G

  3. Barbara Antley May 24, 2013 at 4:40 pm #

    The plant is Creeping Jenny. It is great in pots and window boxes and very prolific. It even lives through mild winters in the South!

    • Grace May 29, 2013 at 9:10 am #

      Barbara, thank you! Yes, I think that is what Sarah told me it was, too. I need to find some! SO good to know it can handle a little cold, very cool! Thank you so much for your comment, G