Thursday, April 8, 2010

Chair recycled into a flower pot holder

I have been seeing two dining table chairs on the side of the road, that I frequently travel, for the last 6 months.  I’m not much of a trash picker, but I just couldn’t resist picking them up in hope of being able to use them for something.  The one chair had no legs and the other chair had one leg broken and one connecting bar broken.  As I was trying to straighten up the garage, I decided it was time to give the chairs a purpose or throw them away.
I came up with this idea (just pretend there are cute flowers in the pots and that the one pot is not broken!!!)
I had to put the legs back together on the one chair, it’s not perfect and wobbles but hey it’s for a plant so a little wobble won’t matter.  Then I measured the top inner circumference of the pot and cut that size of circle out of the chair with legs.   I still want to to a treatment to the chairs to prevent water damage. 
I plan to plant some flowers or vines that will grow along the backs of the chairs!
Now I just have to wait for the weather to decide to be warm!!!


michelle@somedaycrafts said...

I love this idea and have seen this done before. It will look fabulous when you get some plants and flowers growing in there! I am featuring this at THanks for linking this up@! BTW, there is a google ad or something strange right over the picture when I viewed it. I only could see the picture if I clicked on it and made it big.

Dawn said...

I'm here from Someday Crafts, and I adore this idea!! I would love to hear what you use to protect it - I might try and find some spar urethane or something. I have these very same chairs right now in my dining room, and one is broken, so I am about to have 6 new plant stands, LOL. Maybe 2, and I will find something else for the others, HAHAHA. Thanks for such a great idea!

Kendra Joyner said...

Marilyn...this is cool! Love your photography, too!

Nancy said...

This is such a cool idea. I've seen it before, but have never done it myself. Yours turned out so well!


Sherry said...

That is a great idea and it looks good too!

Kendall said...

What a GREAT idea! Love it! Thanks for linking up to Shop The House Sunday!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Awesome curbside find...thanks for sharing with all of us!


MeShel said...

sooo excited, have same chair and been wanting to do this, now hubby has idea of what I was talkin about. cant wait to plant annuals in it. thanks for sharing :)


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