Monday, June 18, 2012

The Chair Planter

My wonderful mother-in-law gave my husband and I a set of fabulous dining room chairs that had been collecting dust in her attic.  To me these are special because A:  they were from my husband's parents, and B:  they are so individually unique.

But, alas, they can no longer do the job they were intended to do.  Well, I guess I could have them re-caned, but I decided not to go down that road.  I actually replaced some of the broken seats with wood inserts and used chair pads over them.  But the chairs themselves were started to get a little too wobbly, so they've been taking up space in my garage until I could figure out what to do with them.  

Not so good for seating.
I had a pretty good helper to take out the caning.
And now I have.  One of them has found a new role in welcoming guests to our home.  I took out the seat altogether, painted it with some DIY chalk paint and of course, had to distress her.  Now she sits at our side entry door, encased with a pot of petunias, my favorite summer annual.  

LOVING the details of these chairs.
I already have an order for another chair and another three waiting to be claimed.  You can check it out in my store.  This is a great way to keep a chair you love that has been showing it's age.  :)

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  1. Looks awesome! I have one waiting in the wings for the same treatment.

  2. So easy to do and such an eye-catching piece. Good luck with yours!

  3. This looks great! I've been looking around for an old chair to do this to!!

  4. i am dying right now because i have a chair almost exactly like it painted almost exactly like it as a planter by my door! so clearly, i love it!

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  7. At this moment, I'm absolutely thrilled because I have a chair that looks almost identical, painted in a similar manner, serving as a planter by my door! It's evident that I adore it! Checck Hdpcgames for more.