Friday, July 17, 2009

File that under DONE.



Honestly, I don't know how it happened, but I finished some golldang projects up in har. I painted those supports, (and the screen door- might post a pic if I'm bold enough to go back outside ever agane)- but check it out. Filing cabinet turned planter is DONE. I built some quicky planter boxes and put em inside each drawer slot, then spray painted it yellow...



Then I blew my entire Big Red Sun gift certificate (thanks Amber) on these succulents, and WHAMMO! BIG YELLA PLANTER!



Luckily I timed my excursion to the place after they had just picked up some new plants from their growers. Unluckily, I also showed up on said day they decided to go to the growers/close the store.



Need to get me some mo potting soil to raise these beds a touch. This succulent is pretty radical.



To keep on the painting tip I MAY git a wild hair to paint those poles that hold up our party cover (read weird old carport in the backyard) that are all rusted and seen in the background here. I also might wait til Texas is moved to Canada before starting that project.

11 comments:

Jenn G. said...

genius

divya said...

so cool-looking. and smart!

Annie said...

That's a great planter. And with this Texas heat, you could have used powder coating and let the sun bake it.

Mom said...

Gorgeous! What's next?

Deanna said...

you keep amazing me with the wicked good-looking projects!

Deanna said...

i'm back because i'm still thinking about this awesome planter.

i totally want to help you find free old cabinets now. you should just convert part of your house into a boutique.

3pieceonline said...

love love love the planter.

Disco Jess said...

Really great planter! I was wondering, what did you do with the drawers? I want to do this since now that every business in the silicon valley is calling it quits, there are mountains of these cabinets everywhere.

everywhere!

Leigh said...

This is brilliant... how does it drain?

Dee said...

I would love to make this! I have never built a thing in my life though. Any suggestions on the planter box inserts? Also, would this be good on a concrete patio (does it need to drain)? I am inspired by your work!

CK said...

Dee, the boxes were a bit of a pain, and it might be easier just to fill the whole thing with potting soil, esp if you can find some on the cheap. i loaded up the bottom of the boxes with gravel for drainage... my cabinet actually has holes on the bottom, and you might be able to drill some more in the bottom as well for drainage if you skipped the boxes... good luck! it'll look rad.

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