Wednesday, May 9, 2012

garden chair

One of my favorite things I did for our yard in Fort Worth was a little chair filled with thyme. I had knocked the seat out and used chicken wire and moss to create a sweet little garden. I decided to do the same thing again here.

I have been looking for about 3 years for a cheap old ladder back or ice cream chair...to no avail.
We are close enough to New Orleans that anything old is automatically labeled "antique" and I was NOT about to pay 30 bucks for a chair I planned to demolish. Sorry, I'm cheap that way.


Anyway, my sister (thank you!) gave me this sweet little chair.

I tore out the caning, painted it and gave it a couple coats of polyurethane....and now looks like this...


I used a coconut liner this time around instead of chicken wire because the wire kept sticking me. If it doesn't hold up, I'll redo it next year.

It has verbena, ivy, creeping fig and purple oxalis in it. I can't wait for everything to fill in. I know it is going to look amazing in this little niche. I just need to relocate the ladybug house now....maybe. 

once the Morning Glory took over during the summer....

8 comments:

Lindsay-ann said...

Looks very cute Val. I would never have thought about doing that with an old chair. Thanks for sharing the idea.
Lindsay
x

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Great idea! Love the color of the chair now. Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

Sherry said...

Beautiful!!

Denise said...

Very cute! How did you attach the liner to the chair and does it hold up to the weight of the dirt and water?

Quiltingranny said...

How creative you are! Val, I am having an awesome giveaway for some Pilot FriXion pens and would love for you to join and let others know about it. They can win 1, 2 or 3 8 http://quiltingranny.blogspot.com/2012/05/pilot-frixion-pen-giveaway_07.htmlpacks of these amazing markers!

Crazy Amy said...

Wonderful planter! love the color you painted it!

Melinda Cornish said...

this is wonderful...I want a yard!!!!!!!!!

Garden Furniture Solutions said...

That blue one is unique! Not your common garden chair! :) Carry on providing tips to shabby up small and big things in gardens!

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