Vintage French Chair Planter
Here's how I transformed a forlorn French chair into a planter for my front porch. I found this chair at a local auction. The chair was in pretty bad shape with cracks in the frame and loose legs, but look at the pretty open-back French frame! I won the bid at under $10! the frame and loose legs so I could reupholster the seat.The longer I looked at it in the garage, the more I decided that I wasn't up to reupholstering this old girl (at least not right now)! But, I did think of a way to make it pretty for summer!
My plan was to fix the frame and loose legs and then reupholster the seat. But, the longer I looked at it in the garage, the more I decided that I wasn't up to reupholstering this old girl (at least not right now)! But, I did think of a way to make it pretty for summer!
Here's what we did: First all of the worn and torn upholstery, horsehair, rusty springs, burlap, etc, was ripped off. When I say - ripped off, you can see that's pretty much what we did! Then Mark used 1 x 1 pieces of wood to make a ledge so my galvanized tub would fit inside the open chair seat.
Here's a peek at the tub sitting inside the chair seat. I literally had to lift the petunias up so I could snap this picture! Some of you commented on yesterday's post about how lush the petunias are already - well, I have a secret. . . I bought them that way!
Last week I was driving down a country road and saw gorgeous hanging baskets at one of these roadside markets. I stopped and asked how much they were - $14.99! I picked out the one I liked and it would barely fit in the trunk of my car it was soooo large! It measured 3 feet across! I actually removed about half of it and cut some of the flowers back because it was too large for the chair!
I wish I could say that I'm a master gardener and grew those petunias from seed and watched them patiently grow to be so lush - but the hard-working Amish lady gets all the credit! To see more of my Country French Front Porch - stop by my blog!
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Published June 25th, 2014 6:07 PM
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