Jul 18, 2010

Vintage Chair Planter...

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Over the weekend I visited the Lavender Festival


While I was there...
I saw this too cute vintage chair
 turned into a planter...


On the way home I stopped at one of my favorite
annual "field" sales..
and there sat this chair for a good price...

So I knew I had to make a planter of my own:-)


I popped out the bottom
and lined in with chicken wire..

Painted and sanded it...


Filled the seat with some annual flowers and moss...


The flowers are Lantana,
and since they have a pop of orange to them
I thought it will be perfect for the front porch this fall.
The flowers should be all filled in by then.


I will leave it sitting in the weather,
the painted wood should be getting
some nice chippy textures by then too..


Maybe a little frog ...
will even take up residence in the chickadee house:-)

Today I am joining...
and
I am reposting at...
for the unusual garden planters theme party!


Thanks for visiting me today!

31 comments:

Pine Tree Home said...

Love those flowers. What a sweet idea to add something special to the yard.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What a charming chair! I love how it turned out, so creative!
Cindy

Peeoknee said...

Love your chair. That's really awesome. I have some old cane chairs with the middle missing what a fantastic garden idea. I love Lantana plants, so pretty. Love your blog...

Sonia said...

What a fun and beautiful idea..so pretty..now I'll be looking for old chairs! Thanks for sharing!!

Miss Bloomers

A Garden of Threads said...

Bella, that is a wonderful idea. I hope you do not mind if I borrow it. I would like a chair planter just like that. Thank you for sharing.

meemsnyc said...

Awww, what an absolutely cute idea!

Olga said...

I've seen such planters on other blogs before, and I thought it was such a wonderful idea. Yours is very pretty. The little house among the flowers looks so cute.
Thank you for joining my Handmade Monday and your sweet comment ;-)

Patricia Torres said...

Love the flowers.. and the chair.. what a fabulous idea.. I just need to find an old chair now!

Princesa Nadie said...

What lovely idea!I have never seen before...I love it!
Perhaps fairies are going to live there together with the frog.
I think Lantanas are "happy flowers" I love the colors they show
Hugs

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

BELLA, YOU'RE THE BEST!
I love this chair!

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

That's funny we had a huge lavender Festival here too over the weekend. What a perfect good looking chair you found and made it into something more charming. It looks fabulous in your garden!

Hugs*

Susan said...

Oh Bella, what a beautiful planter idea. I love the birdhouse and you're right, the lantana really gives it a pop of color. It's all so pretty.

Hope you're having a very good day,
Susan

Sheila said...

The next time the sun shines I will paint the chair I've had I've had in the back hall all summer - it has a box of painting supplies on it now. Thanks for the great idea. I had just read about the lavender festival a few days ago and was thinking I would love to explore the Olympic Peninsula one summer. I have looked across "The Salish Sea" so many times. Did you know the Straights of Juan de Fuca were just re-named?

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hi Bella :) LOVE your garden chair! That is such a fabulous idea! Hmmm, now I'll have to keep an eye out for a sweet little vintage chair myself :) Have yourself a wonderful week!!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

High Heeled Life said...

Bella, what a great inspiration! that chair looks amazing ... can't wait to see the fall oictures.

I have left something for you on my blog..
you will find it here;

http://attitudeivlife.blogspot.com/2010/07/books-awards-and-give-away-gift.html

Happy Monday..HHL

Cabin and Cottage said...

This is so charming! The lantana is perfect--I love the gradations of color. Jacqueline

Sylvia said...

Your chair turned out super cute!

Sylvia

AshTreeCottage said...

I love, love, love it Bella!! Could not be cuter!!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

kate said...

Love it!!
kate

Bernideen said...

Yes..it turned out awesome!

Sandy said...

Your blog looks fabulous! It's really its own little world!

You were a beautiful bride, and you write lovely posts. I really enjoyed catching up!

xxoo

Tootles,

Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio
http://myshabbystreamsidestudio.blogspot.com/

Dawn said...

Love ths althopugh I would of loved to sit in it too! ;0) I thnk this is so origional and it looks divine in the summer garden

Love Dawn xx

Marie said...

Yours is the prettiest, sweetest planter chair I've ever seen. I luv your creativity and subtlety (I think that's a word), but you know what I mean. Now, I want one too :)
-marie

stefanie said...

it turned out perfect!!

Bonnie said...

Very cute idea!

Lavender Cottage said...

The chair turned out really nice and I know you'll have it decorated for the changing seasons which should be fun.
Judith

willsmum said...

I have family in Puyallup. Your chair is just gorgeous. I had to chuckle when you said Washington is a great place to garden, I have the worst luck here, but glad to see others who do so beautifully.
I did much better in Idaho.

Barbara said...

I love this! I have been looking for just the right little accent for my garden. This may be it. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

Kathy said...

Hello! Just love this! I have an old chair, but I am wondering if anything needs to be done so that it won't fall apart after some time in the elements.
Your results were fantastic
Kathy

TracyMB @ Crows Feet Chic said...

Very cute; love the birdhouse in there! :)

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

I LOVE it Bella! So pretty! xox