DIY Coca-Cola Planter

Grit Antiques
by Grit Antiques
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We had rescued this old side from an antique Coca-Cola cooler from the scrap yard.

It has been hanging out on the farm for some time just waiting for the right project.

Now...what to do with it!

I decided to use some gorgeous heart pine flooring from an old country store that my hubby cut into four equal parts.

I marked two lines to determine how much of an angle I wanted to cut the top board.

Here you can see I "dry fit" the boards in place prior to nailing them down to make sure I liked the look.

I found another board that I cut in two for the cross beams.

To enclose the planter and add to its' rustic charm I fastened some old galvanized tin to the back of the planter.

I added one shelf on each side and secured them into place with black cabinet screws to minimize their profile on the front of the planter.

I had my husband help me with the Coca-Cola sign.

He cut the sign in half and worked part of it over the top of the planter.

The pliers held the sign in place while he screwed it down.

Old Coca-Cola bottles and bottle opener finishes off the flower planter.

Rustic flower planter ready for spring.

This was all for a fun blog challenge with a few creative gals.

You'll find links to their projects on my blog.

Thanks for visiting

Suggested materials:
  • Wood   (stash)
  • Coca-Cola sign   (salvage yard)
  • Screws   (Lowes)
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  • Alison Alison on Apr 06, 2017
    very cute. but how is it a planter? do you just sit potted plants on the shelf?

  • JoLeen Bolton JoLeen Bolton on Apr 06, 2017
    Did you apply any kind of protective finish to your antique sign to keep from further deterioration?

  • Wolf Wolf on Apr 11, 2017
    Did it ever come to mind that you could be destroying something valuable or something that could be a sentimental item to someone?

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  • J Jo J Jo on Apr 15, 2017
    (Why do I suddenly feel one thousand years old)......... : (

    At the same time, its a spectre of my own past, so.... A heartfelt:

  • Kym Kym on May 03, 2017
    I think it's AMAZING you found that sign in a salvage yard!!! GOOD on you for giving it new life :)