Repurposed Chair Planter

Repurposed Chair Planter

Transform an old wooden chair into a fun planter.

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An old or mismatched chair can serve as a unique planter. Just fill it with a variety of succulents for a planter that’s not only gorgeous, but also easy to maintain.

1 wooden chair
Large stainless steel bowl (will be used as the flower pot)
Circular plate
Gardener’s moss
Spray paint (primer and desired color)
Clear silicon sealer
(15-20) Succulents of your choice
Old, dry cloth
80-grit sandpaper
Medium stones
Power drill
3/8” drill bit



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  1. Using a pencil and circular plate that is slightly smaller than the top lip of the bowl, trace the plate’s shape in the center of the seat of the chair. This circle will be where you will later place the bowl
  2. Prepare to cut out the traced circle. Use the drill and drill bit to drill one hole along the traced circle to receive the jigsaw blade. Insert the jigsaw blade into the drilled hole and carefully cut out the traced circle in the chair’s seat
  3. Using the 80-grit sandpaper, smooth down all of the cut edges and then wipe away all of the sawdust using the dry cloth
  4. Working in a well-ventilated area, spray paint the chair and the outside of the bowl with the primer. Allow time for the primer to dry completely before proceeding
  5. Once the primer has dried, spray paint the bowl and chair with the desired color of spray paint. Allow time for this paint to completely dry as well. Apply a second coat if need be
  6. Once dried, apply the clear silicon underneath the lip of the bowl. The silicon will create a solid bond that will be waterproof

Tip: Add enough sealant to create a strong seal, but not so much that it seeps out once placed in the chair. Applying the sealant directly to the lip of the bowl will help you do this.

  1. With the sealant applied, carefully place it in the hole that you cutout in the center on the chair
  2. Add the stones to the bottom of the bowl. These will help the water drain away from the plants
  3. Begin placing the plants in an arrangement that you’d like inside of the bowl
  4. Once you’ve placed all of the plants, place the gardener’s moss around the base of all of the plants, covering all of the rocks. The silicon sealant will dry while you are working
  5. To water the succulents, simply spray them with water every couple of days or you can place a few ice cubes in the planter and allow them to melt, watering the plants

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I really like this idea, but I don't have an old wood chair. Maybe someday I'll be able to do it

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