This chippy chair planter was a quick, easy and inexpensive project!
I’m a sucker for a $5 chair. I think y’all know that about me. Rarely do I pass up chairs, and never when they are only $5. I got this chair from John’s booth at Vendors’ Village back in the Spring.
He actually had 2 of these, one with the bottom was a little more money.
Little did I know that a couple of weeks later I would find these vintage galvanized buckets in the same booth. Imagine my surprise when I saw that the large bucket fit perfectly into the bottom less chair.
When I say chippy, I mean CHIPPY! I took the hose to this chair to blast away all the really loose paint chips, then I used my bucket of whitewash to do a quick coat of paint. Having a readily available bucket of paint just for whitewashing really makes it easy. I use a cansealid for my older buckets of pain that the lid no longer fits properly.
Such an easy makeover!
I didn’t do anything to the galvanized bucket.
See how perfectly the bucket fits the bottomless chair seat.
Insert a Boston Fern and you’re good! I haven’t had a Boston Fern in years, so when I spied this one at The Home Depot, I just knew it would be perfect for this garden chair.
Almost a month later and look how beautiful the fern is now!
How about a couple of other chairs for the garden?
Have you ever made a garden chair?
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.