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creating a tiered flower bed made with re-purposed drawers

I knocked out the bottoms of the big drawers and hammered holes in the little ones for drainage. I painted first with Kilz to try to water proof. I know they are a temporary pretty but it was loads of fun! Wandering Jew, Polka Dot Plants and Torrenia

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  • Terri J
    Terri J Annapolis, MD
    on Mar 29, 2015

    I used a heavy duty landscape material- way thicker than the stuff one uses for weed prevention- that is designed to keep water out of certain areas. Can't help but think it would make the bottom of drawer's last longer. Can't remember what it's called- but the local landscaper should know - just cut little holes for the drainage areas.

  • Terrell Sanzone
    Terrell Sanzone Dickson, TN
    on Jan 29, 2016

    I did this last year for my vegetable garden because we have a patio and are on the 2nd floor I put garbage bags in the drawers first. Yours looks so pretty!

  • Chey
    Chey Santa Fe, NM
    on Jun 26, 2016

    What a great idea! I've been trying to think of something creative for planting an array of herbs. This is it! Thank you for posting!

  • Aunita  padgett
    Aunita padgett Orlando, FL
    on Jan 31, 2017

    I love the drawers painted with plants. Surely a bright idea

  • Susi
    Susi West Kingston, RI
    on Jan 31, 2017

    If you don't line these with plastic, they'll only last a season; they'll rot very quickly from water/rain & being outdoors. Kilz will only work to keep moisture at bay for a while, not protect against actual rain. Truly adorable project though.

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