Flickr Finds: Thefarmersdaughter's Recycled Garden Path

Flickr Finds: Thefarmersdaughter's Recycled Garden Path

Sarah Coffey
Jul 11, 2008

Checking Flickr today, we were excited to find new photos from long-time Cure member thefarmersdaughter (aka lorijo) tagged with "apartmenttherapychicago." This brick pathway leading up to her door is a DIY project that totalled just $70, including landscaping! The secret? Reusing bricks, rocks, and plantings...

From thefarmersdaughter: "[Before] there was a crappy rotten wooden walkway near the house, but the door led nowhere except to the lawn. [We] reused bricks from another part of the house. I am no bricklayer, but I did this! It still needs one more bag of sand in the pavers and another bag of mulch for the left side plantings, then it's done."

"All in all it will have cost 70 dollars for 2 red twig dog woods, 2 coral bells, 2 hens and chicks, 2 bags of sand, 2 bags of mulch, 5 bags of cement and 3 bags of red lava rock (for drainage near the house). The pavers, some plantings, the rocks, and the wood for the cement forms were reused from other projects or parts of the house. The grass we pulled up for this project is being used in another part of the house too! Re use!!!!"

We think this is such an inspiring project that proves you don't have to spend a lot of money to be green at home. Thanks to thefarmersdaughter for sharing it with us!

To share your space with AT:Chicago, tag your Flickr photos with "apartmenttherapychicago."

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