Friday, April 26, 2013

Drawer Planter Boxes

About a month ago I turned a cute little antique bench into a container garden.  It was pretty popular and I had requests for a few more.  I happened to have another little table so I transformed it as well.  

Then I had a problem because I still had someone who wanted one, but I didn't have any more tables.  So, I was looking around my shop and saw these two drawers I had stashed away from a previous dresser that I had turned into a media cabinet.  I thought--Hey, that'll work! :)

I enlisted the help of my handy man (again!) and he helped my vision become reality (again!).  
Thanks honey! :)


I had a few of these ?? that someone dropped off for me a long time ago. I've been saving them as I knew they would come in handy some day! ;)  We (uh hum...he) cut them down to the length I wanted them--pretty easy peasy.  I was fortunate they had the square ends on them to make attaching them to the drawers easier.



Here's one of the drawers.  Um, yeah, it wasn't lookin' too great. 



We reinforced the bottom of the drawer with a piece of plywood cut to the size of the drawer and then I lined the inside with this plastic tray so when the pots were watered the water wouldn't be sitting on the drawer bottoms.




Then we cut the holes with a 4" hole saw in another piece of plywood for the top.  Fortunately, I had all these materials around already, but I know you can buy similar shaped legs at Home Depot, and you could use whatever wood you had lying around (most people have a stash somewhere!).



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 And, here they are all put together and made pretty!




 I love how they turned out--even more than the tables I think. 






I've been wanting to use yellow knobs on something and these were just perfect.  They remind me of the sun (which we have seen far too little of here in WI!).









Just love turning trash (or a stash) into treasure!

These planters were featured by Mary @ Boogie Board Cottage
Marie @ Blooming Homestead
Mary Beth @ Cupcakes and Crinoline
Betsie @ BeBetsy
Amie @ Pinkapotamus
Claire @ The Rustic Pig
Peggy @ PJH Designs
The Style Sisters
Stone Gable
Jennifer @ Jennifer Rizzo
Tammy @ Homespun Happenings
Kathy @ Life on Lakeshore Drive
and by
Christine @ The DIY Dreamer

Thank you!





 

45 comments:

  1. Those are adorable...I want one!

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    1. Thank you Marigene! I would love to make you one. ;)

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  2. Oi Lisa, eu amei este trabalho, como todos que você tem feito e eu tenho acompanhado. Você é excelente no que faz. Um bj

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  3. Hi Lisa, I loved this job, as all you have done and I've been following. You are excellent at what you do. a bj

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    1. Thank you so much Rosaria, and thank you for following along! :) Have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. You are amazing Lisa! I love when I see that you have posted something because you so inspire me. I love this!! Enjoy your weekend, Gail

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    1. You are way too kind Gail. :) Thank you so much for the lovely words. Have a beautiful weekend!

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  5. Hi Lisa, Those turned really cute and I love the yellow knobs...Connie

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  6. Love these. I need to make something like this for my balcony.

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  7. Love a good trash to treasure transformation! Wow! What a great for a fun planter. Love your paint choice and the fun yellow knobs! Catherine (new follower)

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  8. What a brilliant idea! I have some discarded drawers in my garage that need a new purpose. Thanks for helping me think creatively! They will look so pretty with flowers blooming in them....

    Have a happy Monday…. :)

    hugs x
    Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique



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  10. These are gorgeous! Wow.. what a beautiful upcycle and I just love the colors!
    Hope you share with my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2013/04/pink-hippo-party-124.html
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  11. Oo-la-la. Makes me wish I'd grabbed those three drawers I saw in the curbside trash on my way to work today! Your planters are lovely.

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  12. Darn...we just got rid of a desk that got wet from a sewage back up, but the drawers were fine. Should have kept the drawers!!!! I even thought of making planters out of them.

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  13. I usually turn old drawers into work boxes with legs to sit next to me while working on small projects. I love the idea of using them as planters. The color with those yellow knobs just shout Spring!

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  14. Wow, I think these are just adorable. I love the color and the yellow knobs are just perfect. I am a new GFC follower.
    Have a wonderful week,
    Bev
    @ Eclectic Red Barn


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  15. What a really cute and great idea!! I have a stash of all of these things laying around. Pinning this and making some next week!

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  16. Things that are turquoise catch my eye so that is how I found you in the lineup of the Kathe with an E party. You do such creative things. I better start to follow you now.

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  17. Love it Lisa! I'm visiting you today from Project Inspired. I'm co-hosting a Linky Party today and would LOVE for you to add this. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, leave a comment and Link Up, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Tile Photo Coasters ~ Gift Idea

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  18. Those are a couple of awesome planter boxes! Love the blue and the knobs!!
    Selene @ Restoration Beauty

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  19. Such a GREAT idea! Love, love, love it! Would love it if you would link this up to Give Me The Goods Monday: 1 Party, 5 Blogs! http://www.rainonatinroof.com/2013/04/give-me-goods-link-party-6.html
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  20. I love your planter! How creative!

    Peace always,
    Linda at The French Hens Nest

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  21. LOVE how these turned out! The color is great and the yellow knobs are just the finishing touch! Excellent example of trash to treasure:)

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  22. So cute love the color and the knobs are precious, come link up to centerpiece Wednesday on my blog and share your post with us. http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/04/centerpiece-wednesday.html
    Karin

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  23. What an awesome idea! Love the knobs! I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there! http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com/ Hugs, Maria

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  24. Hi Lisa,

    Just wanted to thank you for joining us at BeBetsy for the Tuesday BRAG ABOUT IT party - we love the post! Such a great idea - love the blue and yellow. Sharon and Denise

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  25. I really like these! What a great repurposing project. They make for a great display for the plants too. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Lisa I love these. So clever, useful, & pretty! Love those knobs. Thanks so much for joining us Transformed Tuesday.

    Hugs,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

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  27. Absolutely love these! I'm gonna be on the look out for lone drawers to repurpose.

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  28. Great way to pull together 'parts' you come across. (I will be using your blog to substantiate the validity of dragging home bits and pieces of furniture found curbside.)Glad I found you at Life on Lakeshore Bouquet of Talent Sunday. I'll be listing your post as my favorite of the week.

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  29. Great recyling Annie! The drawers and knobs are so cute. I wondered about the wood rotting, so I like the added tray in the bottom. Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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  30. These are so adorable! I love how they turned out. I'll be featuring these on my party highlights post. :)

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  32. Hi!

    You were featured at the BRAG ABOUT IT Linky Party at BeBetsy. Here is the link http://bebetsy.com/2013/05/06/brag-about-it-tuesday-linky-party-no-3/ and we also linked you up at our Pinterest Brag About It - so here you go! http://pinterest.com/bebetsydotcom/

    Thanks for joining us and see you again soon - Sharon and Denise

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  33. CONGRATS! You have been featured at The DIY Dreamer! Come on over and grab your featured button, you deserve it!
    http://thediydreamer.com/from-dream-to-reality/features-65/

    Don't forget to come over again this evening to link up your latest creations :)

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  34. I wanted to let you know that You Were Featured on VMG206 ~ Brag About It Tuesday's Linky Party from last week! I can't wait to see what you've been working on this week!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Join me each Tuesday for Brag About It Link Up Party

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  35. Lisa I highlighted this post today for Centerpiece Wednesday....I love how thus turned out!
    Karin

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  36. What an awesome idea!!! Love them! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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  37. These are awesome!
    Love your blog!

    I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party.
    http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/2013/05/tgif-link-party-2.html
    The party opens Thursday night and closes on Wednesday night at midnight.

    Please, invite your friends to party too! The more the merrier!

    Hugs, Cathy

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