Planter Chairs for the Garden – Guest Post

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.

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About MrsRoseDiva

Crafter, Gardener, Small Business Owner, I am a lover of all things that bring JOY!
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10 Responses to Planter Chairs for the Garden – Guest Post

  1. What a beautiful entrance! Love the easy to follow instructions!

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  2. Lynn Hunt says:

    Thank you for the great idea and very clear instructions. Those chairs certainly welcome visitors to your front door!

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  3. Your front entrance looks so inviting..a botanical haven. Love the ‘planter chairs’! Thanks for the photo tutorial…

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  4. Greetings from Canada! Your garden looks unbelievable, being zone 8 things are just waking up up here. I grow roses too, I compete with the blooms in July and I have won firsts with Sunset Celebration and Peter Mayle. I live in Maple Ridge BC
    Heather A. Webb

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  5. Sharrieboberry says:

    They look charming and lovely. No old chairs here but maybe if I even found one, I could stick it in the garden.

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  6. FlorK says:

    Hi, thanks so much for following my blog! Your planter chairs are such a neat idea!

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  7. I can’t help commenting on the beautiful roses at the top of your blog. Well done! By the way, thanks for liking my post.

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