Plant a Chair or Planter Chair and a Surprise!

I started this project the other day and even remembered to take before, during and after shots. But then my SD card got uppity on me and refused to give me my photos I took. I had to reformat the card. 
Which in turn deletes the whole card and POOF all your photos are gone.

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I even tried to use a recovery program and got nothing. Luckily I only had those photos on the card. I know a lot of people store their photos on those SD cards. Get them off and back them up if they mean anything to you. You never know when your card is going to act up.

So I retook them yesterday and the light was not great.
Just imagine the chair in it’s natural stained brown state. I picked it up for $2 somewhere. 
It was in great shape but I had no need for a seat-less chair so I decided to plant it.

Like I did for this one many moons ago.


I had these coffee sacks in the garage for quite some time. I have several of the one on the left so I decided to use that one for the seat/pot instead of using window screen like last time.

I left it doubled up since it was a loose weave and trimmed a bit off the top. Then I just maneuvered and stapled it onto the seat frame. Photos would be nice huh? Stupid card.

This is how it turned out.

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I spray painted the frame aubergine. Not a color I would normally use but I really like it with these flowers. It’s sort of a fall color too. I gave it a good covering, even the bottom of the feet in hopes of delaying the inevitable rotting. 
My blue chair is now toast.

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But you know what? For $2, a can of spray paint and some free burlap sacks, I don’t mind if it doesn't last forever. 
Right now it looks cute and I like it. 

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So, what’s the surprise you’re wondering?
Do you remember these cute little stockings from last year?

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Well, Sailor Bags has sent me something new this year and I get to have another giveaway!

What is is? Well, come back tomorrow to find out!

You might have caught a glimpse of them in a previous post.
I think you'll love these as much as I do! :)

linking up with:
Coastal Charm: Nifty Thrifty Tuesday



  1. Sorry about your SD card. That has happened to me. Fortunately, after I've downloaded the photos.

    The chair planter (and the plants) look great!

  2. This is great. It is so beautiful. Visiting from Coastal Charm

  3. Oh my, how lovely this is! The chair planter in the garden is a unique and beaurtiful idea! Thank you for your sweet and kind visit. I'm loving the freezer lower, as Europeans have used it for many years already and yes, they were right? Have a great week.

  4. Anita--love your garden chair. I have a perfectly chippy older than dirt garden chair. :)

    great color!

  5. i love how you did this! what a great idea! :)

  6. Anita, I LOVE your chair planter. So charming!
    Happy to be a new follower, Mary Alice

  7. oooo, love the Aubergine color! Really sets off the flowers. I got some free seatless chairs - hmmm....just might be copying your idea. :)

  8. I love that color, so pretty for fall and with the flowers you chose for it.

  9. So cute Anita....I love the chair and of course the touch of burlap just makes it!

  10. Your chair is wonderful Anita!

  11. Anita,
    Thanks for sharing your cute THRIFTY garden chair with us at my party. Luv your idea of using the coffee sack.



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