Hey fellow diyers, it’s Joan from Scavenger Chic. Of all the projects I’ve worked on this month, I knew immediately that this was the project I had to share on My Repurposed Life. Could it be it’s repurposing possibilities?
This post is actually made possible by my oldest sister, who looked at her neighbors garbage and immediately thought of me. I’m not sure if that is a compliment but I do love a challenge.
She thought I could use it for parts, I was thinking chair planter.
It looks like this chair had been kept outside for a looooong time and he was sooooo ready for a makeover.
After attacking the chair with a nailgun and figuring out the pieces of the puzzle, the chair parts started to look more like a chair.
Before painting, all the flaking paint was sanded off.
After two coats of a yellow chalk paint, the chair was looking more like himself. At least I think he was looking more like himself, since I never saw the chair new…at least he was looking fresher.
A little too fresh..sanded the edges once again to give that slightly worn look.
The paint and sanding were followed by a coat of tinted wax.
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.
For my purposes, I just traced around my rusty metal ring with a pencil. If you don’t have a metal ring 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.
Cut out the circle you just drew with a jigsaw.
To keep water from pooling next to my rusty circle, applied a bead of paintable caulk and touched up with the yellow paint.
A cream separator fits perfectly. 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.
A pot of mums finishes off the 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.
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