Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Garden Chair

This wrought iron chair was recently headed for the dump.
It belonged to a friend and she asked if I wanted it. 
Need you ask? Of course I want it!!!
It just laid there missing its back legs for a couple of weeks while I pondered what to do with it.
Then it hit me!
This is what I came up with...

I first put down a cinder block.
 Then I stacked a galvanized tub on top of the block and filled it with potting soil.
I then put the chair on the tub and made sure the dirt came all the way up to the bottom of the chair.
Then I gently began planting portulaca in the openings of the chair seat.
I planted about 8 sprigs of portulaca.
Here it is at different stages...








The portulaca has completely covered the seat of the chair and looks beautiful in my garden!
It looks much better here than at the dump!!!

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47 comments:

  1. That is such a great idea! It looks so pretty and I love that you didn't let it get thrown away. Great job!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  2. Totally creative and wonderful!

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  3. I ADORE portulaca and I have to admit, I scratched my head on the chair wondering what you'd do with a 2-legged chair! Beautiful!

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  4. you are amazing! I love it and love portulaca!
    patti

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  5. That's got to be the best junk save I've seen in a long time! It looks gorgeous now. Did you know that we have a Garden Party linky going on this month at Etcetorize? It would be great if you added this project. (Just scroll down, it's the second party.)

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  6. I love this I am doing this next year on my deck. Such a cool idea and it looks so pretty.

    Found you at WUW Following you now Check out clochesandlavender.com

    Cynthia

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  7. Magnificent idea. I absolutely love it. Hugs...Lu

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  8. What a darling idea! The flowers look so pretty against the wrought iron!!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena
    2012 Artists Series

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  9. So whimsical and sweet! Way to make it work!!
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create!
    <3 Christina

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  10. It looks beautiful! Great idea!

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  11. What a fantastic idea!! i have always wanted one of these chairs!! I will definitely be on the look out!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  12. Hi, hopped over from Fishtail Cottage. What a great way to save this beauty. I have a table, four chairs and a bench like it. They were passed down to me from my mother. I now know what I will do if one of the chairs ever breaks. i love the hardiness of portulaca. I planted it in my front beds last year and have it coming up all over this year. The new starts are just now starting to bloom. Your chair looks wonderful. What a fun conversation piece.
    Hugs,
    Jann
    p.s. I am now a new follower.

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  13. I Love your chair. The portulaca look so pretty in the final reveal.

    Yael from Home Garden Diggers

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  14. Absolutely too cute! That's brilliant! I love how the moss rose looks in the chair! Too cute!

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  15. Absolutely Gorgeous and very creative and looks great in your garden

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  16. That is brilliant - I found you on a search for fork/cork plant markers and I think I'll visit a while. Thank you for the details on your projects.

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  17. Very pretty!

    I would love for you to share this at my Flaunt It Friday Link Party. Make sure you enter for the great giveaway too! :) http://www.blissfulbucketlist.com/2012/06/flaunt-it-friday-2.html

    Sarah@
    www.blissfulbucketlist.com

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  18. Now that is a great use of a broken chair! I love it!!

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  19. darling save! so glad you snatched it up!!!! thanks so much for linking up to this weeks garden party! love it! (finally just got my own post up) lol xoxo tracie

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  20. Genius! I love those old iron chairs and you repurposed brilliantly. Enjoy!
    Visiting from Truly Lovely ~ Heidi @ Decor & More

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  21. Hi there
    That is a great flower job :)
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  22. What a clever and beautiful idea. That chair is such a find, even without legs. You've made it so gorgeous with the flowers. Good thinking. I found your post through Bowdabra's Saturday Showcase. Stop over and visit me at Quirky Vistas.
    Liz

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  23. Hello,

    thats a very cute idea.I like it very match.

    Greatings send you Conny

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  24. Gee...I have the matching love seat minus one arm if you'd like it! Really cute.CTD

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  25. Love this garden chair. I'm pinning this!! Best wishes, Linda

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  26. Such a cute and wonderful recycle project! thank you for sharing!

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  27. what a unique idea! i love it! just make sure no one sits on your pretty flowers! ;)

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  28. Way to make a treasure out of a broken chair! That is so clever!

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  29. Very clever idea. I bet your friend wishes she thought of that!

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  30. Hi, just wanted to hop over and let you know that I will be featuring you on Share Your Cup later today.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  31. Looks so beautiful in your garden! Amazing transformation! We are so glad that you linked up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". Please come back again really soon! Thanks! -The Sisters

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  32. Love this! And yes, it looks so much better than wasting away at the dump! :) Love the colors of the flowers against the white! Thanks so much for sharing this project at my Unveil Your Genius link party last week! I hope you'll link up again soon! :)
    http://taylornorris.blogspot.com/2012/06/unveil-your-genius-link-party-17.html

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  33. You are so brilliant that you make me feel dumb! haha. This is awesome!!

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  34. Ahhh, brilliant idea!!
    I love that you saved this treasure from the dump & turned it into something beautiful!!
    I'll be featuring you this week @ Inspire Me Fridays! Thank you so much for linking up!

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  35. what a great idea, Virginia! so creative and it's great you were able to recycle the chair in a creative way. thanks for sharing. we will be featuring this, by the way. see you at the party this week!

    have a fab weekend!

    Hugs,
    Lelanie

    to-sew-with-love.com
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    villaportillo.blogspot.com

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  36. gorgeous! It adds such a touch of whimsy to the garden.

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  37. I have a wrought iron chair with one leg broke off and was wondering what to do with it when I came across this idea... so... now I just need to get the measurements, cinderblock and glavanized tub! :)

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  38. you are awesome! this is such as smart idea! :)

    huggies ***
    smart momma

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