May 31, 2012

Old Dresser Planter...

I love unusual,
repurposed
 planters...

and have seen some wonderful
dressers turned into planters...


I had been wanting one to call my own...


when I found this beauty
:-)

for free...


I lined her drawers
with heavy duty garbage bags...

this will keep her glued joints
from breaking down...

and keep me from watering so much...



I nailed a couple drawers closed,
extra crooked...
for extra character...

planted her
and waited for her to fill in a bit...


she was looking pretty today...

so I thought
 it was time to share...



the small spaces
in the cracked open drawers...

are perfect for tucking little frilly plants,
that are easily lost in a bigger pot...


having a tabletop for my rusty urns
is also fun....


Happy Planting :-)


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55 comments:

Deborah said...

Hi Bella!
Your drawers are beautiful! Love the colour and it brings such beauty to unusual places.
I planted my old drawer with blooms early this week and I love it too! (come over for a visit) :)
Don't you just love container gardening? You can get so creative with it!
Have a great weekend Bella!

Deborah :)

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

How creative! I love how you kept some of the drawers nailed shut so the ones with plants stood out more. Congrats on this amazingly thrifty and beautiful find!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

that looks so pretty. I'll be on the look out for an old dresser or nitestand for my porch to plant in. thanks for the inspiration.

BackwoodsCottage Pam said...

I love it. So soft and pretty, I think I need one. It is on my list for sure.

Pamela Gordon said...

I love this idea! It looks so pretty.

Gayle said...

This is darling Bella!

Beth said...

Hi Bella, Your chippy paint dresser/planter is beautiful! What a creative way to use your find! Love, love, love it.
Hugs and blessings, Beth

Anne said...

Bella,
That looks so charming.I love those flowers peeking out of the drawers.
(((Hugs)))
Anne

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bella, this is so sweet and very creative! Thanks for sharing with us.

Blessings,
Sandi

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Oh my goodness--I hope it is ok to pin this because I just love it! This is a project I would like to do for sure. Thanks for sharing!

awal.ny said...

This is just the cutest idea. I love the white dresser and the flower color choices.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

This looks darling! Like a sprouting potting shelf. Price is right too! Nice to see you having fun in the garden. Our roses seem to be done for awhile. :{

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bella
Only you could make something old and unwanted a beautiful piece for the garden. I really like the look and the urns are perfect on top.
Judith

Liz said...

How Sweet is this!? I just love it! I hope that you will consider joining us again for Fresh-Cut-Friday. Your posts are always the perfect addition. :)

~Liz

janice15 said...

Breath taking beauty... and a great idea...have a lovely evening with love Janice...

Liz - Imageremix said...

What pretty blooms you have in the drawers! It is really cute with the skewed drawers and you're photo editing is really sweet with the faded edges. Come by and visit at Quirky Vistas sometime.

Liz

NanaDiana said...

That is one of the cutest things I have ever seen. I love it. I junk picked an antique stove and am going to place it out back with pots of flowers on it. The dresser idea is just darling...now I wish I had junk picked a dresser- xo Diana

Lynnie @ Ramblings from Vintage Gal said...

Hi Bella,

Lovely dresser with the plants in it and love the price more! I love finding wood furniture that has been disgarded...only problem, there is only so much room for them!

maria cecilia said...

Hola Bella, how lovely, absolutely!!! I´m also thinking to make one sometime, a great idea!!!
hugs dear

Olga said...

Awesome project! Looks very beautiful! And those rusty urns and the birdie absolutely belong on the top.

blhitchcock901 said...

Absolutely adorable! If I had a garden spot, I would definitely try this because I come across junk drawers that I can't repair! Great idea!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Bella: That turned out really beautifully. What fun to choose poor throw aways and make a thing of beauty. So dainty and sweet..Happy Friday..Judy

shabby chic og lavendel said...

What a great idea!
Really beautiful :)

Catharina

jeanetteann said...

Bella, I also enjoy all the planted dressers we see on line. Yours looks really nice.xx

Susie said...

Bella, I love your dresser. I saw a bright yellow one the other day. I may have to try this myself. Thank you for the ideas. Smiles, Susie

Terry Moore said...

I too have always loved dressers planted with flowers. Yours is beautiful.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Love this idea! You did a great job of deciding which flowers would go in it and the urns really set it off!~Patti

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

the dresser is so beautiful~

Nook and Cranny said...

I so love this dresser planter. I really appreciate the extra crooked!!
Thanks for sharing.

stefanie said...

soooo pretty, I have been looking for one!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Bella,
What an amazing transformation!!

I am totally in love with this!!

It sure is a beauty!

Hugs,
Deb

A Cottage Muse said...

So glad you shared...looks so pretty!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Oh my... I couldn't love this more if I tried! ADORE the white dresser with the flowers!

Shared on FJI Facebook and pinned for SNS 136. :)

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Donna

Tammy said...

Oh this is so lovely!!!! Pinning this.:) For free? Perfect! I am your newest follower. I hope you can visit me sometime too. I would love for you to link this up to my weekend Linky Party called Rustic Restorations Weekend.
http://homespunhappenings-tammy.blogspot.com/2012/05/rustic-restorations-weekend-linky-party_31.html

sibelin çiçekleri said...

Çiçekler,güller ve manzara çok güzel.Teşekkürler.

Tanya@takesix said...

Bella, I love this look...yours is gorgeous!!!

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

This is amazing! I love it! I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com.

Korrie Bastian said...

I adore this! Great work.

SweetPepperRose said...

Unique indeed! love the idea.
JoAnn

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Perfect!

Patti's Artful Design said...

Love this....puts me in the gardening mode:)!

Cindy F. Adkins said...

This is a fabulous idea! Love it! Thanks for sharing.

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

This is sooo cool. It looks like it belongs in Better Homes and Gardens. Great job on all of it.

Barbara Jean said...

LOVE it!!
perfectly shabby, and beautifully planted.

blessings
barbara jean

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Oh this is completely charming!! I love it!

Cynthia said...

I just love this it is just stunning. Very lovely and beautiful. I could never have something that lovely in Northern New Jersey.

Cynthia

Debra @ Common Ground said...

ohmygosh, totally adorable. I'll be featuring this post on Vintage Inspiration this week. thanks so much for linking up!

Susan said...

Oh, this is just gorgeous! I've seen this idea in magazines, and yours is the best! I love the mix of the shabby dresser drawers with those pretty plants. Thanks for the tips on how to do it, too.
Happy WW!

Stacey said...

So pretty Bella!
I love this dressr and idea and need to try this sometime!
I would love if you stopped by my party to link it up!

Stacey of Embracing Change
http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

momphotographer said...

this is absolutely beautiful! I love love love it!

Sherry said...

That turned out awesome! I love it!
Sherry

Rowan said...

What a brilliant idea, that dresser looks so pretty and has a whole new lease of life now.

Tammy Henderson said...

I love this! What a great idea! Everything looks so great down to the smallest details!

Bliss said...

I stopped by to pin that dresser planter. One of the cutest ones I have seen!

~Bliss~

Haworth said...

What a wonderful idea, Bella! It's so beautiful. You did a wonderful job of choosing just the right plantings. They all look so pretty. You've inspired me to look around to see if there's an older dresser I can repurpose!