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Upcycled File Cabinet Planters

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I have a teeny tiny yard and was desperate for a thrifty gardening solution.
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I needed something narrow to fit on our patio and tall to accommodate a lot of plants right under our trellis. I love growing as many veggies as I can for our family in the summertime. The planters at gardening stores are so pricey and I needed a better solution.
  • upcycled file cabinet planters, container gardening, gardening, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling
I found six different metal file cabinets at thrift stores around town. I decided black spray paint would bring them together and create a cohesive look on my back patio.
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Check out the blog post for all of the details on how we pulled this together and to find out how it is working for us!

To see more: http://too-much-time.com/2015/06/upcycled-file-cabinet-garden-planters.html

Got a question about this project?

  • Nancy T
    Nancy T Las Vegas, NV

    Yeah, no - this won't work in Las Vegas, either - way too hot!

  • Carole
    Carole Australia

    Thanks for the idea. I just finished planting up mine that I painted in Delicious Red. See photo.

    • Dee B
      Dee B Newport News, VA

      I am just bedazzled by your red planter! It is BEAUTIFUL. Red is a go to color for me.

  • Sherry Sullivan Long
    Sherry Sullivan Long Cleveland, GA

    They look great.. Awesome Idea.

  • Mary
    Mary Manteca, CA

    you can paint them any color you want to go with your yard to give it pop

  • Dee B
    Dee B Newport News, VA

    Definitely doing this. Thanks so much!

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