My first project in the desert! Fitting that it would be a cactus garden don't you think?
Mr. Chocolate was cleaning up some stuff around The Mumster's house and there was a little red wagon destined for the junk pile. I snatched it up and immediately had an idea for a little cactus and succulent garden. I picked up a can of Rustoleum hammered bronze paint and went to town.
This was the sad little wagon. All oxydized and rusty. And it could have worked as is but I wanted it to be a more desert color.
I wanted to preserve the wheels so I cut a plastic bag in half and wrapped around the wheels to prevent them from getting painted.
One good coat of paint made all the difference! The paint had primer and color all in one and is designed to prevent future rust.
I was so happy with the outcome that I almost just left the painted wagon alone and unfilled. But no!
I picked out small cacti and succulents that I liked, and found some cool green stones on sale at JoAnn's.
I spread a layer of the stones on the bottom to help with drainage, and then planted my cacti and succulents randomly. I finished with a layer of the rocks and voila.