Yes, its Whatnot Wednesday! But I missed Transformation Tuesday so you are getting a little transformation on Wednesday instead. Maybe I should rename it Whatever Wednesday.
I have been so busy this week getting ready to restock my space at Shabby Creek On Main. I was completely wiped out at last weekends sale, which is a great problem to have. However, since I was out-of-town over the weekend I haven’t had much time for painting and crafting. So I am really behind schedule.
Also, just wanted to let you know I have something in the works for tomorrow and I am really excited about it!! But you will have to wait till tomorrow. Just a bit of a teaser for you.
I know many of you are asking “Is it Spring yet?” It’s coming, I promise. We are already having a touch of spring in California. So I was inspired to get my garden on with a DIY Spring Flower Planter using an old chair.
I found this sad little chair on the curb.
It had a brother, but the brother was intact. So I painted that up awhile ago and sold it at Shabby Creek. But this one sat for a bit while I debated its destiny. Then I realized that the hole in the seat was the coolest part and the perfect size for a planter.
I painted the chair and pot in one coat of General Finishes Antique White. I wanted this to look pretty worn and rustic so I didn’t bother with any additional coats.
A little sanding around the edges was all it took to shabby this chair up. I used a little burlap around the planter to just make sure it fit in the hole tightly. And then I added the plants.
You can use any variety of plants. But I have to confess, I am a plant killer. I get busy and forget to water my flowers so things droop and die quickly at my house. We are also in a drought here in California, despite the rain we are getting today. I have found that succulents are a great solution for a forgetful gardener. You can pretty much plant them and then forget them. And they will keep on kickin’. In colder climates, you can bring them indoors in the winter and they will be happy, happy, happy.
The next time you see a damaged chair, snap it up and make a beautiful planter out of it. It will be the perfect addition to your garden decor.
If You Like What You See Here, Please Feel Free to Pin It!