Saturday, May 14, 2011

Piece of Junk

Do you remember this ugly, old pile of junk?

Well, I finally decided to do something with one piece from the pile.  

You may have noticed that some of my posts have been about outside projects.  Well, I just had to do another one since the temps have been in the 70's for the last two or three days.

That ugly old tool box became this fun chippy planter.  I used a can of sample paint which I can't remember the color of...sorry.:( and set to work with my old paint brush after giving everything a light sand.  Afterwards, I sanded a little more along the edges although this planter still looks old and decrepit well used all on its own.

I think I'm liking the light green color and know the plants will pop off of it when they actually start to bloom.

I ended up taking out the drawer along the top of the toolbox.  It was covered in a veneer that was peeling off and just wasn't worth saving.  I found a board laying around the garage and painted it the same color.  I still haven't decided what should go on the shelf.  Maybe new seedlings or starts?  We'll see, I'm sure eventually I'll find a good use.

I did drill some holes in the bottom just to make sure it would all drain well.

I now have a cute new/old toolbox, no wait, I mean planter, for my back deck which always needs more color!

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  1. This is so perfect! I would love to have one of these filled with petunias adorning my deck...This will definitely be added and featured on my unique planter post tomorrow....

    Take care,

  2. Love the color! Maybe for the little shelf you could find some little vintage letters, and put them on there spelling out something garden related? I think it looks great as it is though!

  3. This is FANTASTIC! I love finding these types of things for planters that you know NO ONE else in the neighborhood will have! Great find and makeover!

  4. This turned out beautiful! Looks like something you would find at Pottery Barn and would have to spend some major bucks for

    Delighted Momma

  5. Very cute and creative idea. I love creative planters.


  6. I love this! What a great way to repurpose an interesting treasure.

  7. what a fun planter and a great treasure you found! I love all of it.

    new follower!

  8. Heather - the toolbox turned out to be a fantastic planter. Love the new color - so pretty! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this today. Enjoy the rest of your week ~ Stephanie Lynn

  9. Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing it.

  10. What a great use for a piece of "junk". I don't think anyone would call it junk now :)

  11. Hi Heather~

    Now this is one great piece of junk and the color is lovely!! Thanks bunches for sharing at K.I.S.S. blog bash last Sunday. Looking forward to seeing what you share tomorrow. :)


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  12. This looks amazing! What a great way to upcycle an old tool box! I am loving the color you used Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!

  13. This is the perfect example of trash to treasure. It almost looks like a window box...well done!


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