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Up-Cycled a Broken Chair Into a Garden Assent.


Linnlinnw
Linnlinnw
Linnlinnw
Linnlinnw

Admittedly, I picked this old & broken chair out of my neighbor's garbage pile b/c I saw the potential to create a fun house warming gift for my parent's new home in VA. I was also very interested and incorporating a "living-roof" plant into a fun, whimsical and easy care garden piece to perk up their back yard.

I wanted the entire cushion to become a living cushion made of plants.So, I removed the original seat, tossed the fabric, and re-purposed the wood, at the bottom of the chair, to hold a shallow potting base made of metal flashing (ALT: one cold simply cut a hole in the seat to fit a potted plant and save a few hours on the project).

I then build and attached a bird house after painting the chair. It is made from old wood, back yard tree bark and a broken pluming knob. The humming bird was added to offset the bird house and add a little charm to the piece.

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Up-Cycled a Broken Chair Into a Garden Assent.

by Linnlinnw
Apr 14, 2015

Admittedly, I picked this old & broken chair out of my neighbor's garbage pile b/c I saw the potential to create a fun house warming gift for my parent's new home in VA. I was also very interested and incorporating a "living-roof" plant into a fun, whimsical and easy care garden piece to perk up their back yard. I wanted the entire cushion to become a living cushion made of plants.So, I removed the original seat, tossed the fabric, and re-purposed the wood, at the bottom of the chair, to hold a shallow potting base made of metal flashing (ALT: one cold simply cut a hole in the seat to fit a potted plant and save a few hours on the project). I then build and attached a bird house after painting the chair. It is made from old wood, back yard tree bark and a broken pluming knob. The humming bird was added to offset the bird house and add a little charm to the piece.