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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Flower Planter Thrift Store Chairs Two Ways!

Here is my original wooden chair I turned into a flower planter. 
I LOVED IT!
But it only lasted two years since it was an indoor wooden
 dining room chair and fell all to pieces.

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So this year I kept my eyes open for METAL chairs to use in the garden and 
LOOK!
I scored 2 of these beauties, both powder coated steel!



The seats are plywood and easily removed. I saved the plywood pieces for more projects.
I spray painted one white and added my "Green Man" sculpture to the chair back.
 Pallet boards fit make a sturdy shelf and a planter and saucer
 from my stash made this project easy peasy and pretty!



The second chair has a different look with Rustoleum spray paint in "Lagoon." 
The circular piece is from a broken hose hanger. 
A pink miniature rose fits right into the chair opening.



I decided to replace the planter of roses with some colorful annuals. A quick trip to the Dollar Tree got me a dishpan and a tray that fit the chair nicely. Pallet boards provided
 a sturdy shelf and here she is, newly planted with colorful annuals. 

           
                           

Two metal chairs, two different looks. And the best thing is,
 they only cost $4.99 apiece!

Gotta love thrift store shopping for garden projects!

DIY Solar Light Hanging Planter Pole

I saw a planter pole with a solar light on top and knew I wanted one for our yard.

But I didn't want to spend over $120 for one with only two hangers
 and a mingy bottom planter. So, we built
 one ourselves and saved almost $100!



Here's the finished project. A solid 6' tall post with four metal plant hangers and a cool solar powered light on top. It's anchored inside a 25 gallon planter and it came out even nicer than I pictured!

        And here it is pictured below at night with the solar light glowing.
 So pretty!


Here she is below all loaded up with hanging planters and flowers in the bottom tub. 
We painted the pallet boards we attached to the bottom planter and 
also put up a pallet board fence topped with pickets 
(and a butterfly!) right there in her corner.


                    



Here she is ready for her test run. Already she has a classy silhouette. 
The Welding Man made the hanging hooks for this.




And...progress photos below. The solar light installation and the
 planter positioned in the flower tub.
Below is the solar light and the thrift store porch light The Welding Man deconstructed
 then restyled into the top solar light. You can see what he kept and what he tossed.
It turned out GREAT!
          
             
Oooh ahhh, we love it!

               

Here's the supply and $$ breakdown for this  easy project....

Pressure treated 4" x 4" post cut off at 6'...........................$14
25 gallon tree pot................................................................ $6
Solar light ............................................................................$6
Thrift store porch light..........................................................$3
Four plant hangers, on hand
Pallet boards, on hand

This project turned out so well and was so inexpensive we are going to make another one!