chair planter

Expert How-To; Build a Gorgeous Chair Planter

How to Build a Chair Planter

I recently had the opportunity to add some creativity to my day to day work so I thought it would be a good time to show you how to build a chair planter.

My husband and I found this chair quite a while back, while we were tearing down an old barn. I tend to save anything that I feel like I can repurpose into something awesome, so this was a keeper!

Prepping the Chair

It really is an easy to do project. The first thing that I did was to tighten up the joints with screws and/or large staples. Also, one of the legs had been chewed off or something so I had to cut all of the legs off a few inches to make them even.

Creating the Planting Base

Once the chair was sold and level, I used an excess piece of chicken wire to form a ‘planter’ in the shape of a bowl. I simply wrapped the chicken wire around the frame of the chair then used my staple gun to solidify the connections at the corners.

Once the planter was ready, I used a very cheap, basic mat for planters that I found at Dollar General to cover the chicken wire. (I really like saving money!) This gives me a base to hold the soil and still allow water to flow through.

Planting the New Chair Planter

I laid in some of my home mixed soil then added some of the chocolate mint that was overgrown in another container. I also added a few annuals for immediate color. Water it in and that is literally it.

Now that you know how to build a chair planter yourself, you can apply these instructions to a wide variety of items. I love to turn all kinds of found objects into planters. It would be great to see any of your repurposed planters! I LOVE to get new ideas!!!

If you enjoy gardening, you may enjoy seeing some of our other related posts. Also, I found another post with some really terrific ideas for chair planters! You should check them out! Be sure to check out the other awesome content on Two Oaks Farm Talk as well as A Life on the Farm for the more personal side of the homestead life. And don’t forget to go subscribe to the Two Oaks Farmstead Youtube Channel for all kinds of terrific content!!!

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