4.17.2010

Chair Planter

This chair was part of the dining set we used as I was growing up (a true antique).
I took the seat off and created a "planter" of sorts with chicken wire.


Add a coco mat filler which will contain the soil.


Closer look at the coco mat.


Planted pansies and coleous.


And here she is in profile. Love the way she turned out.


And here she is two weeks later.

 The "babies" below are cucumber, squash, lettuce and marigolds (to keep the bugs away).
So far the lettuce is winning the race.




And this is next week's project - stay tuned.

Linking up to:

Saturday Night Special at Funky Junk Interiors.
Furniture Feature Friday at Mustard Seed Creations.
Weekend Wrap up Party at Tatertots and Jello.
Metamorphsis Monday  at Between Naps on the Porch.
Before and After Party  at Thrifty D├ęcor Chick
Motivate me Monday at Keeping it Simple
The DIY Show Off  at The DIY Show Off.
Just Something I Whipped Up at the The Girl Creative
My Sundae Scoop at Chocolate Sundaes...
Made by You at Skip to My Lou.
Project Show and Tell at Tip Junkie.
Transformation Thursdays at The Shabby Chic Cottage
Get Your Craft On at Life as Lori
Strut your Stuff Thursday at Somewhat Simple
Fertilizer Friday at Tootsie Time
Rescue Crew Review at LaurieAnna's Vintage Home
Beneath My Heart Best DIY of April
Show and Tell Fridays at My Romantic Home






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39 comments:

  1. Put cow manure on it.. I was just reading from another post where the lady put cow manure on it and the flowers in several weeks doubled in size. I just love chair planters. I noticed yours is made of metal. What was the seat part?
    Erin
    thenormanfive.blobspot.com

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  2. Hey,
    First off thanks for stopping by my site and checking my progress on my Cinch. Secondly I just wanted to let you know that I am going to be your newest follower and I just love what you did with that chair. It is supper cute! Thanks for posting

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  3. I am loving that. If I had a cool metal chair I would do the same thing and copy you. I am working on outdoor decorating too! Love this time of year.

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  4. I love this project! So cool. I love finding new usues for special pieces that hold meaning! Stop by the Sunday Showcase party if you get a chance. Now I just need to find a chair like that!

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  5. Sylvia...you are creative and imaginative.You are truly an inspiration. I'm trying to get my patio together too! Whatja' gonna bake?

    tootles,
    bunny

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  6. Very creative! You should stop by peppertowne.com and enter this in our contest, the winner will get free advertising on peppertowne for one month.

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  7. Love it! And your babies are looking pretty cute too!

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  8. How cute is your chair.. I'd be afraid someone would sit on it..lol
    nice!
    Sandy
    http://thewondersofdoing.blogspot.com/

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  9. What a great idea, practical and stylish!

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  10. I'm here from Keeping it Simple, and just had to comment about how cute this chair planter is...I absolutely love it! TFS!

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  11. What a neat idea! It will look amazing once all the plants fill out.

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  12. I love your very creative planter idea! Can't wait to see what you will be doing with the bundt pan. :)

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  13. omg I luv luv this idea, I have several chairs that will be great, but I'm afraid the snakes might like it 2..brrrr..
    Maggie
    http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com
    http://cuttingabove.blogspot.com

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  14. I love this idea, can hardly wait for the bunt pan project

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  15. Quite creative and it will look better and better through the summer. Jane F.

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  16. I looove it! so pretty and cheerful! I have a chair that I'll be doing the same thing with. sweet sentimental charm!

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  17. This chair is sooooo stinkin cute...thanks for sharing it!

    Blessings,
    Linda

    I’m having a GIVEAWAY…come by and check it out…I think you will like it!

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  18. I think that chair planter is so genius! I LOVE it!!!1

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  19. Hello sweet Sylvia - I'm new to your blog via Tip Junkie! Love your chair planter. What a clever idea. I have an old rusty chair I'd like to do that to! Thank you for sharing.

    Blessings,
    Marie
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

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  20. I saw a chair like this in Goodwill and I left it there! I thought about it the entire week and hope that next time, I don't make the same mistake. Love how yours turned out.

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  21. Ohh I love your chair planter! Thanks for showing how you did it. Makes me waht to go and to this right now! Paula in Idaho

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  22. How clever! Should look pretty all filled out.

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  23. What a clever idea. I'll have to keep my eyes open for an iron chair that I can try this on.

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  24. How cute your chair is, what a clever idea!!Enjoy your weekend!

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  25. Love it!!!! I posted one too! lOL
    *hugs*deb

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  26. Oooohhh I am lovin the chair. So cute.

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  27. What a great way to keep a family heirloom, I love it :-)

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  28. aloha,

    very nice idea to re-use that chair, i'll have to come up with my version, thank you for sharing

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  29. I love this idea! So glad you visited and shared your link! Have a great weekend!

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  30. I love this idea. I made a sedum chair last summer. That was so much fun. Thanks for another wonderful idea.

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  31. This is so cute..

    Thanks for joining Get Your craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another great party.

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  32. Beautiful!!! Hope to find a chair of my own!

    Jen @ Noting Grace

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  33. Very cute!!! can't wait to see next weeks project!

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  34. Looks good. I have an idea from this, hmmm.

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  35. awesome idea!!! you did a great job...love the chair! sorry for being late...just got stuck being a mom...then getting sick...then being a friend...and the list goes on and on....thanks for linking in this week...I do hope you will join again!

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  36. I love recycling items into beautiful useful objects of art

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  37. What a clever idea and a fun way to reuse an old chair. Smart girl. :)

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I love your comments and look forward to reading each and every one of them,
Sylvia