Old Family Trunk Into a Beautiful Planter!


This old trunk has been in my husband’s family forever. We have kept it hoping some day to actually use it instead of just sitting someplace out of the way. I finally had an idea while sitting at our lake house on Seneca Lake.
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I found some old totes and cut them down so they would fit inside the trunk.
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I also used a hot glue gun to attach faux moss to the top to make it a little more interesting.
I added holes and rocks to the bottom of the totes for drainage.
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Added soil and flowers and now I have this beautiful planter at our Lake House! Now we can enjoy the old trunk that is filled with memories instead of keeping it in storage!
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Sheri

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  • Delores Jackson
    on Jun 30, 2015

    I don't know where my first post went, it happens a lot (lol). What I said was that Sheri put it to use in a way that fits her life. I have a 1920's steamer trunk with hangers, drawers, and pockets where an iron and other things were stored.. I was going to refurbish it for my granddaughter to store her dolls, their clothing and other accessories and equipment.she had. She was 5 at the time and will be 21 in July it's still unrefurbished.

  • Carolee Botkin
    on Jul 4, 2015

    Oh, how cute this is!!!! I really like this idea!

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