Tough Truck Gets a Makeover

March 27th, 2015 in member junk     
14 users recommend

Planted Truck ready to go.
Truck in its original rusty elegance
Close-up of chain securing the bed to the cab so plants can grow undisturbed.
Close-up of wire mesh wedged into the rear of the bed.
Dampened sheet moss pressed into the wire mesh to creat a closed area for dirt & plants.
Planted Truck ready to go.

Planted Truck ready to go.

Photo: Fundemento Designs

Friends visiting the old silver mining town of Virginia City in Nevada found this well rusted earth mover dump truck. Knowing how much I love rusty trucks they brought it back for me to plant. I brushed off loose paint & rust, secured the dump function with a chain from the cab to the truck bed. Then cut & installed a wire screen to replace the missing tail gate. I stuffed sheet moss into the wire screen & added dirt to the bed. There was a convenient rusted hole in a lower corner so drainage was built in. The plants were selected to compliment the color & the "tough look" of the truck. Plants are succulents, my art media of choice. This one was FUN.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Fundemento Designs
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, container, plant holder, country, garden, whimsical, outdoor spaces, yellow

Comments (4)

SantaClaus writes: Perfect planter!
Posted: 8:52 am on November 12th
lauraleigh writes: I love this! Excellent! Posted: 5:48 pm on September 25th
smcnair writes: You did a great job with the old truck we found in Virginia City. Would love to find some more. This truck looks beautiful now with all the wonderful succulents filling it up. Great design Posted: 2:30 pm on September 12th
gadgetsponge writes: I can't get enough of your truck planters. Another great one here! Posted: 10:50 am on September 10th
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