I hope you all had a great weekend! We had some beautiful weather here, so I tackled a few projects that have been on my list. Yesterday I threw together a hose holder for the back patio!
Wait until you see how cute it is! And guess what? The whole thing cost me $15. Makes it even cuter… I know.
Let me first start by saying why I tackled this project…
I got some new pots for my back patio last week. I shared them HERE on Instagram for those of you that follow us! Here is what they look like…
I love them. I knew these bad boys had about a 2% chance of survival if I didn’t have a quick and easy way to water them. It has to be quick and easy or I just flat don’t do it.
So… Along came cute water hose holder.
This took me about 20 minutes to throw together. It is super easy to do!
You will start with a 4x4x8′ pine board from the hardware store. I bought mine at Lowe’s for around $9. I would have Lowe’s cut it in half for you. Now you will have enough post to make 2 of these. You can tag up with a friend and build them together, or you can make 2 for yourself!
Now you will need 2 pieces of wood. You can skip this part and jump straight to the finial, but I like how the wood pieces beef the top up a bit! I was able to pull mine from my scrap pile. You might be able to do the same. You will only need 2 small pieces.
This piece will go first…
Then this piece on top of that…
I just used Gorilla Wood glue between each piece….
and my Ryobi AirStrike Battery Nailer to attach the pieces. LOVE this nailer!! It is super easy to use. My kids even like using it to “build” with me!
Now, just drill a hole for the wood finial.
I use these finials from Lowe’s. I know some of you have mentioned that your Lowe’s doesn’t carry them. You can also find lots of different ones here on Amazon!
Here it is screwed into the top!
For the water hose holder I found this wall mount holder for $5 at Walmart. You can also find them at Home Depot for $9.
I used some exterior wood screws to attach it to my post like this…
That’s it! My final step was painting it! I gave mine 2 good coats of Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch in semi-gloss black.
Now… this is how I put mine in the ground. I am lucky enough to have a 7 year old who loves dirt and digging in it. So, I put him to work digging me an 18″ hole where I wanted to post to go.
They do come in handy sometimes, huh? Hehe 🙂
Then, I just put my hose holder into the hole, added a few rocks to help stabilize it and filled the dirt back in. I put mulch over all of that to make it pretty again. Simple!
Here are a few more pics!
Hope you love it! I do and I am pretty sure my pots will too 😉
Thanks so much for stopping by! Make sure to check out my new outdoor dining table I made for $85 too!
I would love for you to share and PIN this project below! You guys are great!
Thanks so much!