Tuesday, February 28, 2012

" From Trash to Planter"


I dropped my daughter off at the school bus stop one morning and look what someone was throwing away! :-(   So I had to stop and see if there was something I could make out of them. There were 2 of these chairs, this one the seat was busted out of, the other wasn't. The one that is okay, I believe I am gonna Just clean up and paint black. But what to do with this one? Do you have any ideas? Click below and see what I came up with, then you give ideas in the comments, if you have like articles leave the link to share! 
I am just amazed At what people throw away, one mans trash is another mans treasure. As you drive around pay attention to the trash piles beside the streets and don't be ashamed or afraid to stop and ask or just to get. Re-purposing is a simple way to help take care of the planet. God has trusted us to be good steward's. Even if you don't want it you can give it away as a gift, after you create something. I have seen finished projects that is about ready to be reviled for up to $75.00 at antique stores and this cost $3.00 and took about 2 hours to do! So enjoy!

To see what I came up with, read more!
   I really enjoyed this project, for the simple fact that this old broken chair was like me a few years back when God took this broken vessel and made something new out of me, TYJ!  
  Again, I have NO cost in this project, other than a $3.00 can of spray paint! I had the treated scraps from other projects and the bucket? Well, I had left it out last winter with water in it and when the water froze it split the side, my bad! So I have 2 choices here :
1) Just leave it as a garden seat, without the bucket.
         2) Or place this bucket, with soil on it and plant something
 to climb up the back. I am thinking cucumbers (Bush style) might be nice!
So Which do you think I should do?

 




Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. 
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56 comments:

  1. Looks like either way, you have an interesting project on your hands.

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  2. my sister had an old wash basin in hers with
    moss roses in it.

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  3. It always seems that I am happier with my found treasures than anything! Always looking for a something to recreate for little or no cost. Funny thing is that when someone visits me, the things that I get compliments on, are my found treasures!

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    1. Ain't that the truth. Its never the thing you bought new and spent to much money on!

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  4. I sure am glad Jesus found me "on the side of the road" and decided to pick me up and make something new from what others would have thrown out!

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  5. You could cut a round hole in the seat and slide the bucket down into it. That way the bucket would be much lower so you'd have more room for you cucumber vine to run up on the back of the chair. Looks like a great project no matter which way you go.

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    1. I have tossed that around, I still may!

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  6. I agree. Either way is good. And what you plant is totally up to you.
    If you plant beans (which are yummy!) I've read that planting summer savory (not sure what this is, oops) is supposed to deter bean beetles and improve flavor and growth. It's supposed to be good with onions, too.

    I always look to see what people are throwing away. But I am a bit shy about stopping. Something I definitely want to improve on.

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    1. Don't be shy Linda, just jump out there and do it.

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  7. Great idea!!! I love projects like this one! Thanks for stopping by my blog at http://offthegridat-30.blogspot.com! I will definitely be following along to see what else you are up too. :)

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    1. You are so welcome and it is nice to meet you!

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  8. That's great & very creative... you really made them nice! =)

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  9. Is there still a chair with project needed? I've heard of taking the back or chair frame and making a pot rack or climbing trellis out of it...

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    1. I do have a chair back in the attic of my shop, I may try that Chara. Thank you!

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  10. Good job on the renovation no matter how you use it.

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  11. What a great idea! There is a house I drive by that has the most beautiful garden and it has these types of chairs sitting in it. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. I like the blue color! Very cheerful! Someone near me did almost the same thing with bright purple, but they weren't as clever as to grow something on it. I kind of like that idea. Enjoy your reclaimed treasure!

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    1. Thanks Amy, I think that is what I am gonna do and put it right on the front porch, so we can just pickem as we come in!

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  13. A planted bucket sure would be charming! I have one in my flower bed too~mine had nasturtiums in it! Very pretty!

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    1. Post a picture of it on your blog so we can see!

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  14. Hi Clint. I love repurposing old furniture from the trash heap. This is a cute idea. I also saw a really neat repurpose of two old chairs into a bench at An Oregon Cottage's blog: http://www.anoregoncottage.com/2011/05/idea-for-broken-old-chairs.html. I've seen old chairs used as plant stands, too. There are so many ways to use them. Your ladder back is a classic. Have fun and God bless.

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    1. I went over and checked it out and followed her blog. Thanks for sharing that with me!

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  15. Thanks for popping over and introducing yourself, Clint! I like what I see here- especially the color you painted your chair- that will look fantastic in the middle of a flower bed, or anywhere, for that matter. :-)

    And I really AM going to finish that bench soon...OK, hopefully soon. :-)

    And I love to meet fellow gardeners, too. I hope you'll join us when the new season of Tuesday Garden Parties start on March 6th!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, and yes I would love to join the Tuesday Garden parties! Thank you for inviting me!

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  16. Love the planter idea, but you'll need something that grows down too. Cucumbers growing up and nasturtiums growing down....that would be pretty!

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    1. Thats a great Idea. I may just do that. I will have to post a picture of it in the summer!

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  17. Wow! I wished we lived somewhere closer to where they have council pick ups!! We sometimes grab stuff people have throw away at the tip :), alothough not as often now we have to pay to dump...:( The blue is awesome, I have a friend who collects old gardening tools and paints them bright colous and has them in strategic places around her garden - looks awesome! A hot pink axe in her dead tree with a climber grads your attention :D

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  18. I love found treasures! Especially when I know right away there is something to be done with it.
    I like the bright blue you chose-- blue attracts bees, so they will certainly pollinate the garden for ya!
    I like the idea of growing a vine type plant-- best wishes to ya! hope the produce is plentiful!

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    1. Thanx! I think some cucumbers will work great as well!

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  19. Go with the planter. Love the thinking outside the box going on here!!

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  20. Love the planter idea...
    Many blessings for your days.

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    1. Thanks Deb! Many Blessings to you as well!

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  21. Hello Clint,
    You already made it beautiful. I think Dr. Momi may be right though, nasturtiums are so pretty, fiery colored, growing out and down against that bright blue and cukes growing up, sounds like a beautiful picture to me. Thank you for sharing such a great piece of inspiration. I look forward to what you decide. Have a great week and thank you for sharing such pretty yard art.

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    1. Thank you Heidi, You have a great weekend as well!

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  22. I love the blue. May I ask what color it is? Last year I let my cucumber climb up a fence and also used tomato baskets for them and th ebaskets worked great so I like the idea of using these to plant cucumbers. I have a few antique chairs that broke as well I will be doing this with them. Thanks for the idea.

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    1. I am not sure what the color blue is, I have already got rid of the can. We have been calling it Superman blue, lol! Good luck with yours!

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  23. Great re-do for the old chair and an excellent idea!

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    1. Hello Anne, thank you, now off to the next project!

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  24. i love the high backs on these chairs, lucky find! i think having something really vine-y growing from the bucket will nice on this chair! you fixed them up great!

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  25. Love anything to do with repurposing and gardening. Great project!

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  26. Wonderfully done project!!! It's use will be awesome either way...enjoy!!

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  27. You're right, Clint - it's amazing what people throw away nowadays. I'm glad you rescued that oldtimer and gave it a new life and a new purpose. Love the blue!

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  28. I vote to plant it! Either cut a hole in the seat and sink your bucket down into it to give you more space up top for climbing veggies or simply plant in the bucket on the seat. If you don't sink the bucket, maybe plant something that will "spill" over the sides of the bucket to create interest :-) Also, that blue is great! Very striking!

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    1. Thank you! I am still pondering what to do!

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