We took a few old iron headboards and used them to mask the ugly central air unit. The finished product is planted with vines that will grow in. We chose to only grow vines on the large front-facing frame to keep a safe amount of air circulation available for the unit. Here’s how we installed it:
How to hide the ugly Central Air
Post hole digger helps with the limited digging space. Mattock helps loosen rocks, loppers for tree roots, hori hori for digging out more rocks, rubber mallet for setting the PVC, level, and hand broom.
PVC pipe to set the bed-frames in so the central air unit can be accessed.
We set the two smaller outside headboards in PVC footings. That way the headboards can easily be removed so the central air unit can be serviced.
Garden Headboard DIY
Once the headboards were absolutely level, we added cement to the footings. Notice the PVC being cemented in and the headboards can be easily removed.
Antique Iron Bed Upcycled
Letting the concrete cure overnight. Vines will be planted on the front headboard. This garden install will last forever and add charm to this courtyard garden.
Christy, The Urban Gardener
We’re back for the 2017 Vintage Market at The Tacoma Home and Garden Show. Join us January 26th to the 29th with dozens of our favorite vintage, upcycled, and salvage dealer friends.
Tickets are $12 and parking is free.
Tacoma Vintge Market
Antique Cast Iron Urn
Available at The Urban Gardener in downtown Tacoma
Dog or cat grass. Grows right in the bag. Perfect for urban pets.
Rusty Birds. Lovely indoors or out.
Early bird discount tickets to the Northwest Flower and Garden Show.
Garden themed ornaments.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year and we’ve got you and your gardener covered.
The Urban Gardener, 1101 A Street, Tacoma.
Thurs-Fri noon to 6 and Sat 10-5.
Pair of vintage patio chairs available now at The Urban Gardener in downtown Tacoma.
The Urban Gardener’s 2016 Holiday Open House
Getting the shop all prepped for our Holiday Open House on Small Business Saturday, November 26th from 10-5.
Introducing our ornament and gift collections for garden, woodland, cabin, farm, and sea lovers.
Breakfast snacks, swag bags for the first 20 shoppers, and “treat yourself” giveaways.
1101 A Street, Suite 1, Tacoma, WA
Sale ends September 30th at 6pm. Cool stuff for super cheap. 1101 A Street, Tacoma.