Of all the projects I've worked on this month, I knew immediately that this broken down chair planter was the project I had to share on My Repurposed Life. Could it be it's repurposing possibilities?
Hey fellow diyers, it's Joan from Scavenger Chic.
Broken down chair
It looks like this chair had been kept outside for a looooong time and he was sooooo ready for a makeover.
Reassemble the broken chair
Isn't that better? Now it looks more like a chair!
Before painting the broken down chair planter, all the flaking paint was sanded off.
Paint the old chair
Don't you think he looks better after two coats of a yellow chalk paint? At least I think he was looking more like himself, since I never saw the chair new...at least he was looking fresher.
Distress the paint
Uh oh! It's little too fresh. But it looked so much better after I sanded the edges to give that slightly worn look.
After sanding, I added some tinted wax.
Design the planter portion of the old chair
You probably don't have one of these rusty metal rings laying around...another dump find...but I had to use it to keep my family from wondering why the heck I keep bringing home trash. The rusty metal ring was perfect for the broken down chair planter project.
Carefully plan the cut out for the pot
As you can see, I just traced around my rusty metal ring with a pencil. I doubt if you have a metal ring, so you can trace around whatever pot you're going to use in the chair. Make sure your circle on your chair is not quite as wide as the widest part of the pot you'll be using or your plant will be sitting on the ground.
Carefully, I Cut out the circle with a jigsaw.
Caulk was applied to keep water from pooling next to my rusty circle on the broken down chair planter. Then it was touched up with the yellow paint.
The broken down chair planter is coming together
A cream separator fits perfectly into the broken down chair planter. I bought him at a flea market a year ago with all intentions of turning him into a lamp.
The holes at the bottom of the cream separator will allow water to drain.
Add flowers to the chair planter
Finally, a pot of mums finishes off the broken down chair planter.
If he falls apart again, it might just be time to turn him into his next recycled project, firewood. Hopefully, I've extended his life a few years.
As for the planter, I delivered it back to my sister's front porch. I think she was a bit surprised at the transformation.