Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Free Chair Turned into a Planter

Free is good right?
That's what I thought when I spotted an old chair outside of a thrift store with a sign that said FREE.
I kind of felt guilty taking it because I didn't purchase anything there that day,
but I had great plans for that chair and couldn't help myself.

I wanted to make it into a planter and it was the perfect chair for it.
It was missing the seat and it was already weathered.
I stapled a piece of old chicken wire into the seat area.

I tried to shape it into a bowl to hold the dirt.

Then I laid scrap pieces of burlap over the chicken wire to hold the dirt in
and also allow for water drainage.

Lastly, I added a pretty red verbena plant to match my red door.

Have you ever made a chair planter before?

If so, how did you make it?
I've seen so many different variations of chair planters.
To keep this simple and inexpensive, I used items I already had to make this one.
'til next time,
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  1. Perfect! And, YES, free is awesome! That chair with the red flower is perfectly lovely for your front porch. <3


  2. I love the idea, I have 4 similar chairs right now and just may use your idea. Pinning for sure :)

    1. Thanks Dawn. I'd love to see what you do with yours if you make one!

  3. I have two in my garage right now that came from my grandmother's house and I just need the time to make them into planters. I love how simple and pretty yours is.

    1. Thank you Jennie. I love using pieces with family memories. I was just recently given my grandmothers picnic basket and I want to clean it up and use it inside to hold a plant.

  4. So do just set the plant on the burlap and not in a pot?!