This is the before pen.
And here is the after. It was deceptively complicated to get this done. It could be better but it works and looks nice.
Then I wanted to re-use some of the cinder blocks from the old pen. So I stole an idea I saw online.
I painted the blocks different shades of brown. Added some plants and mulch and I think it turned out cute. The guy at Walmart said the cacti and succulents will live through the winter. I hope so. I just put regular plants on the bottom because they are closer to dog access and also the cacti were 4-7 dollars each. In fact, my little recycling project ended up costing almost $100. But we like it.
Next up, painting doors, cleaning barn, and new garden area by small deck!