You will love this DIY Planter made from cabinet doors. You may remember I used $1 cabinet doors to made a cute toy box, but I have many more cabinet doors looking for a purpose.
Easy DIY Planter
So, I whipped up this little diy planter cutie using four of those $1 cabinet doors.
Cabinet Doors From the ReStore
These are what the doors looked like before.
Don't Have 2x2's on Hand?
I ripped some 2x4’s down to square them up, and I ripped some 1x’s to 1.5” wide.
Kreg Jig Pocket Holes
I used my Kreg Jig to drill pocket holes in each of the four doors in order to attach them to the ripped 2x4’s.
Of course, I used my adjustable square to insure that each side was the same.
Assemble DIY Planter
You can see that I have it all put together, and that the legs are a couple of inches long.
Frame Out the Top
This is where I was dry fitting the top of the “box” checking my mitered corners.
Attach the Bottom
I found a scrap board to notch out for the bottom of the planter.
I’m not a fan of notching, but I’m getting better at it with using the adjustable square.
Sand The Planter
I lightly sanded it with my orbital sander, hence al the circles you see.
Then, I did a quick base coat of some DIY chalky paint.
Distress With Vaseline
I knew the look I wanted, but I really didn’t want to sand a lot in order to distress, so I used Vaseline to do a resist paint technique. So, then I used a Q-tip to spread some here, there, and everywhere.
Then I did a topcoat of gray. You can see where the Vaseline is keeping the paint from adhering.
After the gray topcoat dried, I used a rag to wipe away the gray paint wherever I applied the Vaseline.
Voila! easy distressing!
Don't Forget Drainage Holes
I drilled some holes in the bottom for drainage.
Easy DIY Planter with Begonias
I placed a yellow Begonia inside my new planter.
Maybe this is a double Begonia? But notice the flower on the top left… it is different than the rest.
This is the second project with these doors… what’s next? I dunno. What would you do with some of these $1 cabinet doors? See the toy box here.
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.