Upcycled Drawer Planter

I challenged myself to make 5 projects in a week, all things for my porch. This easy, upcycled A frame drawer planter is my favorite. I love that it gives my flowers some height and is not your typical planter!
I knew I want some height with my planters so I made this easy A frame upcycled drawer planter. be sure to check out the more complete tutorial to see what NOT to do: http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/5-projects-in-week-project-4-upcycled.html
I painted two drawers, one smaller than the other. They should be the same width! I also cut 4 reclaimed boards at a 15 degree angle on ONE end.
I am sure there is a more professional way to do this, but this is what I did and it worked great. I lined the angled boards up along a straight board and made sure they lined up at the top as well.
I measured 8 inches up and drew a line on each leg.
Attach the larger, bottom drawer with screws from the inside of the drawer. Measure from this drawer up and attach the smaller drawer the same way.
I cut two trapezoids, also at a 15 degree angle and added these to the top of the A frame.
Next came a simple handle which really is nice for moving this around.
I drilled drain holes in the bottom of the drawers and gave the whole thing a good coat of Minwax's Helsman urethane.
I love the colors that tie in with the other projects I have been doing!

Becky--Beyond The Picket Fence
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  • Cindi Smith Cindi Smith on May 10, 2018

    Any ideas o how to make a bird bath with stuff around the house?

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  • Kim Kim on Jun 07, 2017
    You inspired me! I have old wood and discarded drawers, this project would work perfectly for my small backyard! Easy peasy! Thanks for sharing!

  • Kimm King Kimm King on May 10, 2018

    This is such a Great idea! I know my next project. Will look Great by my front door (just what I was looking for). Thank yoy 💕😄

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