Susan Sease
Susan Sease
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  • Prospect, KY

Upcycled Iron Stove Base


I bought this cool iron stove base at an auction for less than $20. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it but I though it was "cool" so home it came with me! About a year later (yes, I know that's a long time) I had a great idea that my hubby helped me with. We turned it into a planter! We had some leftover treated pine that my hubby made into a box with a lip so it just dropped down into the base.
garden planter iron stove base upcycled, container gardening, gardening, repurposing upcycling
The photo above is what we started with and photo below is how it turned out!
garden planter iron stove base upcycled, container gardening, gardening, repurposing upcycling
I scraped any flaking paint off of the stove base and panted it with Rustoleum's Aged Copper spray paint. The boards I stained with a solid deck stain from Benjamin Moore I had leftover from our last house. It is a very sophisticated color palette I think.
garden planter iron stove base upcycled, container gardening, gardening, repurposing upcycling
I just placed a planter I had inside to demonstrate how pretty it could be as a planter.
garden planter iron stove base upcycled, container gardening, gardening, repurposing upcycling
I also think it would be great by the door to hold shoes too! I don't know how may stove bases there are out there, but maybe next time you see one you might think about bringing it home too!
Susan Sease

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  • Wendy Johnson
    on Sep 19, 2014

    how cool is that!

  • Cecelia
    on Sep 19, 2014

    Great idea. See never throw anything away....inspiration doesn't always come quick. You could also do veggies or herbs in there to keep the bugs away.

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