A friend gave me a set of old chairs that have been sitting on our screened porch for several years. This year, I decided to make them into planters for our front porch. This is how I did it:
Single chair – bottom already removed
Suki, the wonder beagle is always on hand to help!
Purchased two 15″ coco liners from local home center. A perfect fit.
I purchased a roll of chicken wire from the home center and stretched it over the area I wanted to cover. It was pretty easy to work with.
I began to press and bend the wire to form a lip around the edge of the chair. I cut off the excess wire with snips. You have to allow enough chicken wire to form a cup for the coco liner…
Pressing gently to form a cup for the liner to sit in, the basket begins to take shape.
I then inserted the coco liner and again gently pressed to form fit the liner.
I stapled the chicken wire around the top of the chair to secure it in place.
Viola! One Chair Completed!
In less than 45 minutes, I had both completed. (Chris helped a little)
I planted two types of coleus and a dark red calibrachoa (million bells). This will fill out the chair in the weeks to come and will spill over the edges.
The completed look. A very easy project.
Do you have an old chair you can try this in? Would love to see what you’ve created.
I must give a big shout out to Annie Haven of Haven Brand Soil Conditioners. I use her moo poo teas on all my annuals and perennials with magnificent results.