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.