free, chippy, old dresser=fabulous planter!

May 24th, 2010 in member junk     
suelovesjunk suelovesjunk, member
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this old dresser was actually dropped off(ok,dumped actually)in my back alley. i could have refinished it, but i took the lazy route and made it into a planter.  notice the built in drainage, in the droopy drawer.

my pansies are little, because it only just stopped snowing.

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - dresser as a planter
posted in: member junk, seasonal, vintage, wood, cottage, plant holder, country, whimsical, garden, outdoor spaces, porch, farm, beige, beachy, 40s

Comments (20)

TracyMB writes: Wow... gorgeous addition to your deck! Why is it the only furniture I've ever found in my alley is a stinky old 80's couch? Might have been the neighbourhood! :) Love the white contrast with the dark wood! Posted: 8:51 pm on September 6th
TheHomeRepeated writes: "Built-in drainage" - that's so funny! A really cute idea. Posted: 10:09 pm on August 20th
TimeOnMyHands writes: I love this! I bet it is really beautiful now that the plants have set and are growing. Posted: 6:55 pm on June 23rd
chippingcharm writes: Perfectly it! Laurel Posted: 9:38 pm on May 27th
OLDcrowAntiques writes: I'd try this, but my neighbors already point & shake their heads. ;o) Posted: 8:17 am on May 27th
shabbychick writes: Very cute - and I don't think it was the lazy way out - it looks like it was meant to be a planter - great job!

Kathy Posted: 9:58 pm on May 25th
junkermidge writes: Very fun! Good solution to the dresser dropoff situation.
Midge Posted: 8:46 pm on May 25th
ninnarae writes: This is just charming!! I'll bet it looks fabulous in your space! Posted: 4:11 pm on May 25th
alicemom writes: totally adorabe or should i say drawerable!
smiles, alice Posted: 12:00 pm on May 25th
artteachergirl writes: Way too cool! I've used old drawers to plant herbs in, but never planted an entire dresser...clever! Posted: 9:40 pm on May 24th
JunKAllie writes: How cute is that!!! Posted: 8:37 pm on May 24th
grabe writes: Ok why did that post twice haha sorry Posted: 4:58 pm on May 24th
grabe writes: Lol why not?? I am getting known for what I do so people are giving me some! Posted: 4:56 pm on May 24th
grabe writes: Lol why not?? I am getting known for what I do so people are giving me some! Posted: 4:56 pm on May 24th
crazymomluvsjunk writes: What a great idea....if only I could keep plants alive! Posted: 11:52 am on May 24th
MakinItHappen writes: This is just ... charming! Posted: 11:38 am on May 24th
RustyDiva writes: I love every chippy white, droopy inch of her! Awesome project and glad you didn't do anything to it. I don't think you were lazy, I think you were crazy creative! Posted: 11:30 am on May 24th
JunkArchitect writes: Refinish it…are ya crazy! I spend HOURS trying to make something look like that. What a find!


Posted: 8:42 am on May 24th
OnEaglesWings writes: Just thought of a good one. This gives new meaning to the term 'droopy drawers'....Sorry, couldn't resist. Posted: 3:56 am on May 24th
OnEaglesWings writes: Now, that's thinking outside the drawer....I mean box! This is a've probably just started a whole new 'gardening trend'
Susie Posted: 3:53 am on May 24th
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