Adding a 4×4 Post

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When I strung my outdoor lights last year they hung a bit on the low side.  I decided this summer it was time to shore them up!  I bought a 4x4x8′ pressure treated post.  I already had an extra planter (plastic barrel from Costco) and I have left over cinderblocks from the original back porch.  I also had some left over concrete bags from the pumpkin patch fence Jason put in for me.  I set the 4×4 post inside one of the left over cinderblocks and per Jason’s instruction, I poured the bag of concrete inside the block and the planter, added the water, stirred it a bit and that was that!

You can see in this pic how low the lights hung.  I was able to raise them about a foot.

I predrilled the hole and then screwed in an eye bolt.  I used zip ties to attach the cable wire and light strands.

I’ve had this cute cow hanger for a couple of years, lol.  I knew it would come in handy some day!  Added a hanging plant to the opposite side of the 4×4 to help counterbalance the weight of the lights.  Those industrial light strands are pretty heavy – hence using the cable wire to string them.

Added some dirt and some plants over the top of the concrete in my barrel.  Now I just need to remember to drill a few drainage holes. Love!

About countrygirlbling

Hi, I'm hoping that my blog and my experiences will help to encourage you. Our journey through life can be unpredictable at times but KNOW that if you are a believer in Christ, HE will always have your best interest at heart! (Even when things don't make sense!) Toodles

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