DIY Chair Planter

This project was featured on,, and the fourth printed issue of Crafty Magazine!
A few weeks ago, my mother in law showed me a copy of her Lady’s Home Journal with a picture of a gorgeous hanging basket perched inside an old chair seat.
Of COURSE I had to DIY it. And perfect timing too, since David and I just bought a house last week.
As soon as all the boxes were out of our apartment and into our house, I whipped out a can of spray paint and got to spraying.
The project in its entirety took approximately 30 minutes. And this INCLUDES dry time.
Yep. Its really that simple. And cheap, too!
I found this chair at Goodwill for $3 back in the Fall!
Its super simple…
take an old chair.
pop out the seat.
spray paint your desired color.
place a hanging basket in the seat of the chair.
& don’t forget to water daily!


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  1. I love it and am so going to do this someday when we have a larger porch. Fabulous!!!

    • Amy, you don’t have to have a porch, they look great in the garden, by your door or even under a tree. Have fun.

  2. LOVE IT!!

  3. So cute!! Great color, too!! xo Heather

  4. What a fun and easy DIY! Love the color! :-)

  5. OMG I LOVE THIS. I have an old chair that I really need to do something with, this is perfect! I love the colour too.

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  6. I love this! Love the color, love the presence it has on the porch (since it’s so big!). :)

  7. Love this so much!!! I wish we had a bigger front porch!

  8. Oh my goodness, that is a very quick DIY if it included dry time! I love how it turned out!

  9. This is gorgeous! What a sweet idea! I might have to copy this! xxx

  10. Oh wow, I love this! & it is SO easy…I think I need to start hunting for a chair! Well, if we will actually have a front porch to put it on. We’ll have to see about that. :)

  11. I still can’t get over how much I love this! Perhaps I’ll try out the flea market this weekend. :)

  12. That looks awesome!! What a great accent to your new home!

  13. What a beautiful and creative idea! I need to find a chair to transform :)

  14. I love this idea and I love the turquoise! I’ll have to keep my eye open for a great chair at goodwill. Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. Very cute! Love the color also. I should pick up some of those chairs when I see them.

  16. This such an amazing idea!! I always see chairs like this at goodwill!! I’m so picking one up next time! Thanks for sharing =D
    Oh, I love your blog!!

  17. Love the color you used!

  18. This is amazing! Will definitely have to do this someday!


  19. Hey please tell me the name of these blue flowers that you have planted. Tks.

  20. Christine says:

    Since this is outside, just curious if you used any sort of waterproofing or varnish to protect it?

    • says:

      no, but you could use outdoor spray paint :) i haven’t had any issues, though.


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