Tre Verde

June 11th, 2011 in member junk     
LisaSee LisaSee, member
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These drawers were left over from one of the potting benches we made. So, I decided to make a raised planter out of them. We added the side shelves as well as the bottom shelf from our salvaged rough cut  wood inventory. It's a distressed, aqua green finish. The original metal  hardware that came off the drawers were reused.


Pattern or design used: My own design - Lisa See
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, container, wood, cottage, plant holder, furniture, country, garden, fun, outdoor spaces, porch, farm, green, shelf, sunroom, traditional, beachy, paint

Comments (18)

Vicky writes: Hey I just dragged a huge drawer home from the street corner. Thanks for the idea if I can use it. I was just going to put wheels on the bottom of it and maybe a top for a stool or something. I can also see your creation here with some additions to be a potting station. Posted: 7:58 pm on September 15th
LisaSee writes: gizmo0140-

We did not put a liner in it however it would be easy enough to staple some heavy duty Visqueen. The plants in the photo individually potted.

NinaSC- It was a custom color that I made from left over paint.
Posted: 8:44 am on May 15th
geegeeburr writes: Beautiful! I love it! It's happy-making. :) Posted: 12:41 pm on April 13th
gizmo0140 writes: i have a question how do yu keep the inside from getting ruined when you water the plants? did you put in a liner or do you take out the plants. thanks
Posted: 8:20 am on April 13th
Dianne549 writes: Love the color and the concept! Makes me want to run out and scour up some drawers so come spring I can do some really fancy planting! Posted: 4:59 pm on February 24th
NinaSC writes: What color aqua is that? I just love it and have been scared to pick out an aqua to paint my livingroom/dining area! Posted: 4:21 pm on February 12th
DecorMadeSimple writes: WOW! I love it!! Posted: 9:23 pm on January 31st
boutiquechickz writes: Amazing work and GREAT color choice. I have been stuck on aqua and shades of blue for quite some time now . haha. :)
Posted: 9:49 am on September 26th
pocketfullofposies writes: Oh what an awesome idea! And I too long for a screened in porch.... Posted: 12:47 am on July 10th
snelson4778 writes: This is so cool, very good use of wood and design! Posted: 10:18 pm on July 7th
SantaClaus writes: Clever, cute, & useful - could be used indoors too for a room divider, etc. Posted: 4:01 am on July 4th
junkermidge writes: What a great reuse for extra drawers! It makes a wonderful raised planter! Way to go!
Midge Posted: 12:27 pm on June 26th
MakinItHappen writes: What a great idea. That is really pretty! Posted: 7:32 pm on June 15th
suewhitney writes: Beautifully done!! Love your color choice.


Be Well,
Sue Posted: 5:26 am on June 14th
artteachergirl writes: Wonderful!! So cute! I have a screened porch this would look great on! May have to make me one. Posted: 9:13 am on June 13th
sandyrae writes: that is so cool!!! I always have drawers I'm itch'n to do something new with! Thanks for the inspiration!
Sandy Posted: 5:08 am on June 13th
gamecockchic writes: BTW, the ones in the garden shops that are crazy expensive aren't nearly as pretty or as well built as yours. Posted: 1:53 pm on June 11th
gamecockchic writes: You did an awesome job on this! I've seen these before in garden shops and they are crazy expensive! This makes me really long for a screened in porch just so I'd have a place to put it. Posted: 1:52 pm on June 11th
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