Gone Galvanized

September 29th, 2010 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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I love galvanized anyting. These drawers are a whole lot of awesome for, hmm just about any project. I chose to make a planter for next to the front door. What would you do?
An industrial bin drawer, some radiator screen, GG Epoxy, and ebellishments of your choice are what you will need to get started.
Measure the width and height of the drawer from the top of the handle to the bottom. Cut radiator screen (new or used) to size. Leave one inch extra on each side.
Measure in one inch from each side and bend screen to fit inside drawer.
Once screen is bent to fit, slide in to the drawer.
Mix GG Epoxy and apply to inside of handle and at sides.
Make sure the screen is in the proper place and then clamp and allow to dry. Another tip is to lightly sand the surfaces before applying glue.
I wanted to show this for the front door so I added house numbers at the top. I also added old rusty washers above the numbers. Screws go in the center of the washers to attach to the house. You can use either GG Epoxy or GG Super Glue to attach the numbers and washers.
After you have completed the planter, add liner to inside. Either moss or cocoa matt will do the trick.
Plant er up with fall mums....
and you have yourself a lovley little wall planter.
Oh yes this drawer also has some great details of its own.
P.S. Dont forget to drill drainage holes in the bottom of the drawer!
I love galvanized anyting. These drawers are a whole lot of awesome for, hmm just about any project. I chose to make a planter for next to the front door. What would you do?

I love galvanized anyting. These drawers are a whole lot of awesome for, hmm just about any project. I chose to make a planter for next to the front door. What would you do?


Galvanized containers are a dime a dozen so you'll see me making good use out of many of these little lovelies in the upcoming months. Find some yourself and have a little fun with galvanized metal!


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Comments (11)

Merryvale writes: Would you share the source for the numbers? Posted: 12:12 pm on August 20th
Junkyard_Ballerina writes: That would make a really nice outdoor wall-sconce too.
Easy enough to wire in a light fixture.
Makes a great planter! : ) Posted: 10:32 am on October 25th
RustyDiva writes: Oh yeah, drooling over this one too! Love all the awesome metal! A++++ again Sue!

Kenda Posted: 12:10 pm on September 30th
Junkpony writes: Very cool - I love the numbers and washers, too. Posted: 12:04 pm on September 30th
shabbychick writes: This is such a cool galvanized piece - and I love the addition of the numbers. And, I think Jim's idea of a mailbox is a good idea too!

Take care,

Kathy Posted: 6:11 am on September 30th
byabpryor writes: Pretty darn cool!
Ang
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chippingcharm writes: Ah-haa...you are so clever Sue...love this! Laurel Posted: 6:23 pm on September 29th
54girl writes: Love this Sue!! Love galvanized too. The numbers were a great addition and I love the details also! Mary Posted: 5:15 pm on September 29th
BlueBarnBird writes: This is super cute. I found a scoop in Cottage Elements booth at JB, had it in my hand, set it down. BIG MISTAKE. Came back second later and it was gone. I would have loved to do this with it.. Now Im on the hunt again... Guess that is 1/2 the fun.
Sue, Your an expert at Gorilla glue. My daughter is trying to glue gemstones to a belt bucklet. She has a mess with the gorilla glue. Is she using to much, or is it better for other projects and she should try a gem glue.. Posted: 4:31 pm on September 29th
JunkArchitect writes: I love anything galvanized too and your little planter came out amazing. But since you asked, how about a mailbox? You already have the house numbers and if was under a porch roof or overhang you wouldn Posted: 1:33 pm on September 29th
TinTinJunkFan writes: Especially love the house numbers and the spring embellishments! Posted: 8:31 am on September 29th
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