DIY Garden Hose Storage

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It’s May 15th! Why does that matter, you ask? Well, it means it’s time for this month’s Home Depot Gift Challenge! Woop woop! If you’re new here, this HDGC is a challenge where 12 other bloggers and I take the same item from Home Depot, and turn it into a fabulous gift for a specified person. It’s so much fun to see what each other comes up with! I gotta say, this group of ladies is craaaaaazy talented. You do NOT want to miss checking out their projects at the end of this post!

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(We are in no way associated with Home Depot; we just really love their stuff!)

So, ready to find out what this month’s chosen item was? A 2×4. And wow, it was actually tough this time around (again!). Do you know just how many things you can make with a 2×4?!

A lot.

SONY DSCThis month’s gift was also supposed to be for a new homeowner, so I tried to think of what I would want if I were moving into a new house. My hubby and I thought about it for awhile, and since we’ve been working out in the yard a lot, we decided to tackle an organizational project that any new homeowner would appreciate!

Garden hoses are necessary, and something every new homeowner will need. Let me just tell you that organizing our hose was not on the top of our “to-do” list when we moved into our house, so our hoses still just lay strewn about the yard. Mainly because I’m lazy after I water my plants and don’t want to bother with it. :)

But, having something to coil my hose up on would make it a lot easier to actually put it away. And so, we made a little 2×4 DIY garden hose storage!

We started with this:

SONY DSCOur local Home Depot cut our 2×4 in half for us, so we had two long pieces. We literally got everything we needed for this project right at Home Depot which made it even easier!

You could even make two of these garden hose storages because you’ll have two 2×4’s after cutting. We also found this fabulous pack of 2 utility hooks for something like $2.86 (they were where all the bike hooks were!) Totally a steal, and the perfect size to hold our hose!

SONY DSCAgain, since there are two utility hooks in a pack, you can make two of these bad boys!

First, we started by attaching the hook to our 2×4. We put it close to the top, as we knew a good foot of the bottom of the 2×4 would have to be in the ground to support a heavy hose. David drilled a couple of pilot holes for the screws.

SONY DSCThen, he screwed in the screws almost all the way in, put on the hook, and tightened them.

SONY DSCI wanted the whole thing to be one color, so I chose a nice textured spray paint from Rustoleum that would give it a little character.

SONY DSCI spray painted the whole thing with a few coats, including the hook. I left about half a foot of wood on the bottom unpainted since it as just going to be in the ground anyway.

SONY DSCWhile that dried, I had David cut another 2×4 to be 6 inches long. This would be nailed down on top of the hose storage, to be able to hold a potted plant. I sprayed painted that piece of wood with the textured paint to match.

SONY DSCAfter everything dried, we hammered in a few long nails on top of the 2×4 pretty close together in the middle.

SONY DSCThen we screwed down the flower pot from the inside.

SONY DSCWe made sure the screws were far enough apart that they didn’t run into the nails.

I planted a pretty little pansy in the pot. I felt like the hose storage would be a little bare and boring without it!

David dug a nice hole outside about a foot deep, placed the hose storage inside, and then put the dirt back around it and packed it down good. I was a little worried it would fall over with the weight of the hose (and David almost went as far as cementing it!), but it’s held up perfectly! I think burying it a foot deep was perfect, any less and it would topple forward.

SONY DSCWe are so thrilled with how it turned out. This is totally the perfect gift for a new homeowner! In fact, my in-laws just bought a new house, so they just might be getting a little something soon… :)

SONY DSCYikes, don’t mind that ugly pipe going down from the gutter next to the house and that cord. We obviously have some more yard work to do this spring!

SONY DSCI am SO happy with this hook, too. It’s the perfect size for the hose, and holds up to 20 pounds!

SONY DSCDon’t forget to check out what these amazing other bloggers came up with. There are some seriously cool 2×4 projects you don’t want to miss!

(Just click on the picture to be taken to the project!)

Thanks for stopping by today, friends! Have a fabulous weekend!

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64 comments

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks Kat! I totally know what you mean, my poor little one kept falling over the hose because it was just laying all over! Not anymore.
      :) Thanks for the pin!

  1. Brooke says:

    Absolutely love this. I have been trying to figure out what to do with our hose that is always in the way and all over the place. This is perfect and cute too. Thanks for sharing.
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    • Amanda says:

      Thank you, Brooke! You’re so sweet! Our hose was totally in the way too, and my poor toddler was always tripping over it. Not so safe! This has helped so much! Thanks for stopping by. :)

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks Lindi! I’m all about easy these days.. 😉 Esp. when it comes to wood, I do not have magic hands like you do with woodworking, my friend! :)

    • Amanda says:

      Oh thank you, Shannon! I agree, outdoor hoses are just NOT pretty no matter what we do. At least the flower on top helps, right? 😉 Have a great Sunday!

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you Carrie! Ha, seriously, it was hard trying to come up with something fairly unique! 2×4’s are so versatile! I’m loving having an organized hose finally. :) Hope your weekend is going great!

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you, Kendra! I’m so happy with how it turned out and how functional it is! And how clean it makes my yard. :) Hope you’re day is going great!

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks Carmody! I agree, new homeowners always need practical gifts to help them get organized! :) Hope you’re having a lovely week so far!

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you, Jenny! I’m totally a fan of simple and functional projects too, especially when they help organize the yard! :) Enjoy your weekend!

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks, Amy! I agree, we have plastic siding on our house and that stuff is so hard to screw through for some reason, so this is a perfect solution! Hope you have an awesome weekend. :)

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you, Sydney! We are so happy that it work so well and that it’s so practical! I bet your MIL could definitely use one of these bad boys! And they’re cheap to make, too. :) Hope you’re having a fabulous weekend!

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you, Colleen! I can totally relate, that was our hose, too! I’m just too lazy to coil it up, but now this little 2×4 storage helps me not be TOO lazy. 😉

  2. Lou Lou Girls says:

    Hello beautiful! This looks so amazing. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7pm because we love to party with you! Happy Memorial Day! Lou Lou Girls

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