Monday, June 20, 2011

Cedar Planters into Outdoor Stools

Hey Ya'll!

I did this project last year before I even started blogging. I saw them as I was backing out of my driveway yesterday and thought "I should share those!".

There are no before pictures, but we've all seen cedar planters, right? Just a basic box with a hole on top to set the plant. Well now imagine massive cobwebs and dirt all over them. But I got them for $1 each, so I couldn't complain.

I gave them a good cleaning and painted them black with a few good coats of poly because they would be outside.

I then hopped over to Home Depot to get some wood. My handy father-in-law (Hi Bill!) cut 2 matching boards to serve as seats. He cut them about 1/2 inch smaller on each side. I covered them with batting and outdoor fabric, and now we have some more seating options when we have outdoor playdates!

You can probably see a little dirt on the bottom. I cleaned them up as well as I could, but they've been outside nearly 1 year. They're nothing fancy, but a nice change of pace from the plastic chairs we had before.


Best of all, the fabric can be changed when I'm tired of it!


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Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

This is so clever! I would never have thought of doing this. I need a little extra seating on our front porch and this would be perfect. Now I'm going to be on a hunt for some planters. Love the outdoor fabric that you chose. I use red as an accent color on the porch.

Cassie Bustamante said...

those are so awesome! i love that it's an easy fix to just change the fabric so you can use them year after year. and even as they weather they will look so cool with their features!

Beth said...

These are so cool:), what a fantastic idea...thanks for sharing!

At The Picket Fence said...

This is the coolest idea! I would have never thought of it! I'm glad you pulled them out to show us! Thanks for sharing them at the Blogger Block Party!


Debbiedoos said...

Cool and look very comfy too. Thanks for joining.

Babs said...

What a great idea and so cute! Great color and fabric pattern.

Cheryl said...

great idea and I love the fabric you used for the seat part. thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

What a great idea. It's so hard to find fab stuff for the outdoors without breaking the bank.

hilary@oldhousetruelove said...

love ;0)

gertie @ The Old Block House said...

Wonderful idea! Extremely frugal and beautiful!

gertie @

Anonymous said...

Your stools are fantastic - what a neat idea! They would be perfect for extra seating, eh? I linked this to my outdoor entertaining post too, well done!