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  • Atascadero, CA

Washing Machine Turned Planter

5 Materials
$30
1 Hour
Easy

Remember what our zest it up headquarters looked like when we first moved in? Not only was it complete chaos with dirty carpet, crazy colors and paintings and “interesting” finds all around- it was filled with a crazy amount of appliances!!

Photo Cred: Anya McInroy


washing machine turned planter, appliances, gardening


There were at least 60 refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, etc all filling the rooms. We managed to find a few keepers.


washing machine turned planter, appliances, gardening


We also decided to have pity on this old inside of a washing machine. Afterall, it had good “bones” and we could see some potential. (Someone else had already done some art on it apparently- haha) I have seen how people take the inside of washing machines to make a fire pit, but why not a planter?


washing machine turned planter, appliances, gardening


We started with a wipe down and then a fresh coat of paint.


washing machine turned planter, appliances, gardening


We decided to keep the top of our "planter" black to match our new office space.


washing machine turned planter, appliances, gardening


We didn’t want to fill the entire basin with dirt, plus we would have to line it. So instead we are having it “mask” a pot we scored from the dollar store.


washing machine turned planter, appliances, gardening


I simply took one pot and turned it upside down to create height, then we added a saucer and placed the plant on top. The finished product made for the perfect addition to our office corner.


washing machine turned planter, appliances, gardening


We love the structure, texture and massive size that if offers in this corner.
 
Cheers for taking the old and making something fabulous and new!
 
xo,
Sam

Suggested materials:

  • Inside of washing machine
  • Large plant (we used a tree)
  • Spray paint
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  • Tom Ludden
    on Mar 26, 2017

    We use one as a live well at the lake until we can clean the fish

  • Dennie
    on Jun 25, 2017

    This would have NEVER come into my mind. You're so creative. I's beautiful.

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