Thursday, May 21, 2020

Chair Planter Makeover

A chair planter makeover!

Can you believe I got this chair planter out of the burn pile?!

Of course, it didn't look so great when I got it.

The thing about chair planters is that they're exposed to the elements, so they fall apart rather quickly.  

I've had to repair a couple chair planters this year after a windy day sent them across the yard at a rapid pace!

As for this chair planter, I got it from my mom.  She had several chairs that had seen better days, so to the burn pile they went.  

I saw some potential in this planter chair, so I dug it out of the pile & got to work on restoring it!

Here's what the chair looked like before:
Chippy Chair Planter Makeover | On The Creek Blog
Chippy Chair Planter Makeover | On The Creek Blog
It was super chippy & cute!  It was also broken in a few places!

My husband glued it all back together.  Once it was solid again, it was time to paint it!

I really loved the chippy look the chair already had but it was a little too chippy for my taste!  I sanded down the planter chair the best I could before I painted it again.
Chippy Chair Planter Makeover | On The Creek Blog
Chippy Chair Planter Makeover | On The Creek Blog
For painting, I used the same technique as my upcycled dining bench.  I wanted to try out the crackle glaze again & this project was perfect to try it on!

First, I painted the entire thing a dark brown to mimic a wood look.  The actual wood on the chair was super weathered looking, so I wanted to freshen it up a bit.
Chippy Chair Planter Makeover | On The Creek Blog
Chippy Chair Planter Makeover | On The Creek Blog
Chippy Chair Planter Makeover | On The Creek Blog
Once that was dry, I applied the crackle glaze & then the top color.  I think it came out great!  It looks super chippy & weathered while still being protected with new paint! 
Chippy Chair Planter Makeover | On The Creek Blog
Chippy Chair Planter Makeover | On The Creek Blog
Chippy Chair Planter Makeover | On The Creek Blog
I applied a ton of crackle glaze because I wanted the cracking to really come through & it did!  I didn't even have to do any sanding afterwards!

For the top coat of paint, I used the same outdoor paint we used on our pergola.  Hopefully the exterior paint will hold up for a while!
Chippy Chair Planter Makeover | On The Creek Blog
Chippy Chair Planter Makeover | On The Creek Blog
Chippy Chair Planter Makeover | On The Creek BlogThis planter chair is just too cute!  Now I need to pick out some flowers to put in it!



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