It’s easy to create this simple blue succulent trough with a little bit of help from Resene.
Weekend DIY with Mark Rayner - Project 72
Difficulty level: Moderate
You will need:
- 150mm x 20mm fence paling cut to the following lengths:
- 2 x 350mm (front and back)
- 2 x 150mm (sides)
- 310mm (base)
- 50mm galvanised nails
- Clean cloth
- Drill with 12mm drill bit
- Exterior PVA glue
- Paint stirrer, paintbrush and pencil
- Resene Quick Dry
- Resene testpots of Resene Malibu (x2)
- Tape measure
To get the look: Mark painted the background shed wall with Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Saltpan.
Other ideas: For a paler blue effect paint the succulent trough with Resene Anakiwa.
Measure, mark and cut the fence paling into the lengths listed above.
Assemble, as shown, to form a rectangular trough, fixing with PVA glue and 50mm nails. Allow glue to dry.
Drill six 12mm drainage holes in the base, as shown.
Sand the entire trough and wipe off any sanding residue with a clean cloth.
Carefully stir the Resene Quick Dry.
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to all surfaces of the trough and allow to dry.
Apply one coat of Resene Malibu to all surfaces of the trough and allow to dry.
Apply a second coat of Resene Malibu to all surfaces of the trough and allow to dry.