This aint your daddy's grill anymore...

October 8th, 2009 in member junk     
oldnews oldnews, member
14 users recommend

This BBQ went from grill to plant master with very little work involved. First, I cleaned out the inside and then spray painted it with rustolium paint to cover any soot residue.
 The wire basket in front is perfect for hand trowels, gloves, etc. The space where the burner once was now holds a flower pot.
I had a metal tray that fit perfectly into the inside of the grill which I keep filled with potting soil. It lifts out easily.
The back view shows the space that once housed the propane tank, but  is now storage space for pots etc.
Made a flower out of the parts that were removed from the grill, rather than throw them away!
This BBQ went from grill to plant master with very little work involved. First, I cleaned out the inside and then spray painted it with rustolium paint to cover any soot residue.

This BBQ went from grill to plant master with very little work involved. First, I cleaned out the inside and then spray painted it with rustolium paint to cover any soot residue.


I loved Geo's party/potting station, and so I thought I'd share mine too! When this BBQ bit the dust a few years ago, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. I have a potting shed up on my deck, but needed something down in the front yard too. (By down, I mean DOWN a steep levee of over 20 stair steps!) This seemed like a perfect solution, and cost me absolutely nothing! Best of all it has wheels and can go wherever I want it to!


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Marie Wirth
posted in: member junk, metal, plant holder, eclectic, garden, whimsical, outdoor spaces, green, tote

Comments (14)

firefoxmetalworks writes: Cool I will use this idea for summer. Posted: 2:15 pm on March 31st
oldnews writes: Thank you all for your kind words! I was hesitant to even share this because I thought it might be a little to "junky", if that's possible! My husband and kids just shake their heads every time I come up with something I think is cool, so I never know what to think! But you all made me feel so good! I love being here with other people who just get it like I do!! Thanks!! Posted: 6:11 pm on October 12th
shabbychick writes: Marie - I'm almost speechless (doesn't happen often...!)...amazing "take" on the potting station - I've never seen a grill done before but how perfect is that???

And, just think what a little bit of natural aging will do to the color/patina of it! Loving it!!

Very clever!!

Kathy

P.S. And, you didn't waste a thing - cute flower too!

Posted: 11:15 am on October 12th
BraytonHomestead writes: thanks for your great comment! I love this idea- never saw anything like it , how clever. The colors are so cheery and retro!!
Karen Posted: 4:38 pm on October 11th
alicemom writes: Marie, I must have been asleep the day that project was posted! I love it! You are such a clever creator! Now I can do the same to our "grill grave yard". (Hubby just knows it can be fixed...but let's go ahead and get a new one). So if my first atempt does not work ..........I have back up!
Thanks so much for the grate/great idea!
smiles, alice Posted: 11:57 am on October 11th
suewhitney writes: Oh Marie, your title cracks me up!! Very clever idea...who would have thunk it? Nice job kiddo!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 9:10 am on October 11th
RustyDiva writes: You little junking minx!!!! Awesome way to think "upside down" on a grill! Great, great great idea!!!!!!!I bow to you (as Candy said)POTTINGMASTER. Posted: 10:27 am on October 9th
monakent writes: Cleaver idea Marie. What a wonderful save! I would never have thought of redoing an old grill to make a potting station. It's people like you, that make people like me, keep coming back to this site to see what's new!!! Thanks to you and everyone else for your great ideas. gailmarie Posted: 10:26 am on October 9th
junkermidge writes: Such a great idea! What a clever girl you are! And I LOVE the flower. Way to go.
Midge Posted: 10:14 am on October 9th
creativejunquer writes: I will never look at a grill in the same way. Love this. who would have thought.....think outside the box on free curbside duh.
thanks for sharing.
Robin Posted: 9:40 am on October 9th
grannijo writes: Marie!...that is a wonderful idea for a old grill!...they can be fould on the curb side all the time...maybe you could go into business...re-doing these!...lol..great idea! love it!...thanks for sharing!...sharon Posted: 8:05 am on October 9th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: I will now refer to you as POTTINGMASTER. Such a fun idea! I can't get over how perfectly it works as a potting station. The flower from the grilling parts is fantastic as well!
Candy Posted: 5:18 am on October 9th
fellowjunker writes: Wow Marie....this may be the most creative re-purpose that I have ever seen!!! What a fabulous idea. Love it!!
Happy day.
xojanis Posted: 12:02 am on October 9th
suewannabeinkc writes: Fabulous! I see grills curbside nearly every week. A portable potting "shed", what fun and very useful. Very clever reuse!
Joanne Posted: 10:33 pm on October 8th
You must be logged in to post comments. Click here to login.