Parts Box Planters

April 13th, 2010 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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A handsome trio of planters ala...
Industrial parts boxes. Pretty cool....dont you think?!
You know what I believe. Its all in the details and these babies have a lot to talk about. From the graphics....
To the handles...
To the inside...The boxes come complete with inventory cards. Im pretty sure the list does not mention plants.
To the great latches!
I set these little beauties are all atop a rusty old grate for added charm.
Each box is a different size and color. I think they make for wonderful playmates.
The plants spilling over the edges of the industrial boxes are, well shall we, la, la?
All planted up and ready to go. One last hurrah!!
A handsome trio of planters ala...

A handsome trio of planters ala...

This was love at first site. I think you know what I mean...sometimes junk talks to you. These are industrial parts boxes and as far as I'm concerned...way too cool for school! Today I made them into planters, but the possibilities for re-purpose here are endless!

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Comments (13)

DumpsterDecorators writes: In a word fabulous. Posted: 9:42 pm on April 24th
NDJunkGirl writes: These are just stinking cute filled with plants - love it!

Andrea Posted: 4:00 pm on April 24th
paxnovus writes: very cool and interesting!! What about using older comp parts...this could be really hard core industrial ala comp geek and only for few-- using old desktops, printers etc...anything with a hollow indie to fill with soil and greenery.... Posted: 1:37 pm on April 19th
ninnarae writes: Great good junk~ just love these boxes~ they look great with the plants and are so versatile! Posted: 11:31 pm on April 15th
Prior writes: Very nice planters, I'm lovin' the industrial stuff... I have three old yellow metal cash boxes, from the local bank trash, lol... I'm studying on what to use them for?. Lezlee Posted: 11:14 pm on April 14th
CocoRae writes: I have a thing for old boxes too. Love these! They have so much character!

Posted: 5:16 pm on April 14th
shabbychick writes: Sue,

Those boxes are so COOL (word of the day) - perfect rustiness factor! I love them as planters, and can't wait to see what else you do with them - maybe a centerpiece with some candles (I know you like using candles...) - or in the bathroom to hold/hide an extra roll of tp - ha ha!

You're having just a bit of fun playing with "new" toys, aren't you??


P.S. Alice - have BIG fun in the BIG apple! Posted: 10:48 am on April 14th
RustyDiva writes: There's that industrial chic again!
Love these!

Kenda Posted: 10:40 am on April 14th
JunkArchitect writes: I would have bought these too. I say that about everything I see on JMS. Are you bringing any to California because I want a couple of them?

Very cool repurpose Suzy-Q!

Posted: 10:33 am on April 14th
fellowjunker writes: Hi Sue,
So exciting to visualize some of the great junk that will be available at AAJMS!
xojanis Posted: 7:23 am on April 14th
alicemom writes: Hey Sue! Great vision again! love the boxes, love the graphics, well gosh darn love it all! I am off to NYC tomorrow. I will be on the look out for goodies!
smiles, alice Posted: 9:56 pm on April 13th
chippingcharm writes: Sooo COOL! If the "original owners" could see them now...I can almost see them standing there scratching their heads :)
Love, love, love! Laurel Posted: 9:30 pm on April 13th
junkermidge writes: Those boxes are amazing! I love them! I don't think I've ever seen anything like them. They're great as planters, but you're right, the possibilities are endless.
Midge Posted: 7:17 pm on April 13th
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