Pot Holders, But Not the Kind for the Kitchen

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$23
30 Minutes
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Driving home from work, oh about five or six years ago (lol), I spied some patio chairs along side the road. They looked pretty good from afar so I threw them in the back of my car.

pot holders but not the kind for the kitchen

When I got home and could take a closer look I could see why they were by the side of the road. The plastic cane-like seats were shot. That's what made them so attractive. That and their dark green paint.

pot holders but not the kind for the kitchen

So fast forward to today. I had to round up the chairs because one went to the metal heap and one was a make shift temporary chair. I toyed with the idea of painting them and decided to hold off that thought. I had some rim inserts that fit nicely inside the chair frame so I popped them in.

pot holders but not the kind for the kitchen

They were perfect to hold the two pots I picked up at Lowe's as I did not want to jump up in price to a bigger pot.

pot holders but not the kind for the kitchen

Here's a better look at the chairs. They now kind of look like portable potty chairs. But, not for long...

pot holders but not the kind for the kitchen

I filled the pots full of 99 cents pony packs! Dusty Miller, stock and begonia.

pot holders but not the kind for the kitchen

Can't wait for the pots to "fill in".

pot holders but not the kind for the kitchen
pot holders but not the kind for the kitchen
pot holders but not the kind for the kitchen

Leaning my welcome sign--please take a "visual" seat.

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1 question
  • Lazy gardener
    on Apr 8, 2019

    Where did you get the rim inserts? I have some similar chairs and this would be a great way to use them. Thanks

    • Lovesunique
      on Apr 8, 2019

      We have a "junk yard" so to speak and they were on the metal pile. I think if you tried to buy them from an auto parts/tire store they would be pretty expensive.

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