Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Mellow Yellow

Here are a couple more pieces of garden junque that I spray painted last weekend.

We picked up these chairs about 6 years ago at a flea market.  I was always going to turned them into planters, but it never happened.  One was red and chippy.  The other black and chippy.
See how the almost disappear into the landscape?

I sprayed them a bright yellow and Mr. Comforts of Home attached chicken wire to the seat area.

I had some old burlap, that I draped in the seat.  Once I added the dirt, I tucked the edges under.




They stand out a lot more now! 

There wasn't much of a selection of plants at the garden center this time of year.  I wanted to find some trailing plants as well as flowers.  I will do that next year.


Welcome Home,
Penny

55 comments:

Karen said...

That is the cutest idea! I love it... and I love yellow too.
Karen
Ladybug Creek

YaYa's Little House said...

Very cute and cheerful!! I love the chicken wire, cute cute!

Rhondi said...

Hi Penny
The chairs look great and when the plants start to bush out I'm sure you will be really happy with them.
Hugs,
Rhondi

mariondee-designs said...

Hi Penny, I love what you're doing to the garden. The rooster looks sooo much better from your previous post and these chairs are just delightful, so bright and cheery. I'll have to keep this tip in mind next time I see an old chair.. take care, Maryann ps thanks for following ..

Blondie's Journal said...

What an ingenious idea, Penny!! I love the color and the idea of chicken wire and burlap. Fortunately, plants are going for a song now. Unfortunately, they are in bad shape or they will never have the chance to get big and lush. I've been going through that. It's nice to remember things for next year! :-)

xoxo
Jane

susan said...

I adore this! I'm still not sure how you tucked that burlap under. Yellow is the perfect color!

Cindy said...

Not sure if my comment went through so I'll try again. Been away on vacation....catching up. Loved all the posts!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Sooo cute...I love it!

Julie Harward said...

Penny, I am crazy about this...cutest thing I have ever seen! What a difference...they are real show stoppers...so smart! :D

PAT said...

I love this, Sue. I'm going to keep an eye out for a chair like these.

PAT said...

Penny/Sue...I am blog hopping all over the place tonight...bet you couldn't tell!!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Love them Penny...WOW they really stand out now...it's great what spray paint can do...what would our lives be without it ha ha!! Hope your having a GREAT day my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my goodness Penny, that is just so smart and clever of you! What an imagination you have, I love it! Just awesome!

Nancy

Jeralee said...

The yellow really makes the color "pop" now! These would look good with some wave petunias and potato vines growing out of them next year.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is so cute and very creative. I love them.

Jojo said...

Those are so pretty as planter chairs and the yellow is perfect!! This winter you are going to love having yellow chairs in the garden.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

The chairs look so nice in that bright and cheery yellow! It really makes them stand out!~Hugs, Patti

Blooming Rose Musings said...

You are so creative. I love how they turned out. I have a chair that I put a pot in but I have never really been pleased with it. The way you have done the chairs is very clever and creative. Fantastic! You have inspired me once again.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Penny, thanks for your sweet note! I will get my vacation pictures posted as soon as I can stay home long enough. Coming back from vacation, I have been out every night this week. Your yellow chairs are wonderful and are such cute planters in your yard. Next year you can get something trailing. A pretty sweet potato plant or verbena would be nice! Love & blessings from NC!

Angie said...

They look so great in yellow!

gena said...

Your creativity never ceases to amaze me ! I love the yellow paint, really makes it pop... but flowers in the seats- soooooo cute !!!!!!

hugs,
gena
www.thehouseonlavenderhill.blogspot.com

Pondside said...

I promise to give you credit when I get compliments from everyone for my creative chair planters!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I just love the charming chairs Penney! I love coming here to be inspired! Great ideas, great pics, wonderful!
Hugs, Cindy

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Penny,
I had to tell you how much I loved Mr. Rooster below! He looks so fab in red!! I'm a red lover too, just wonderful, I love your place!
Cindy

Snappy Di said...

A great idea for repurposing chairs that may have otherwise been thrown away. The yellow is PERFECT!

Di

see you there! said...

I've always wanted one of those planted chairs. Your yellow ones have inspired me. Now to find a metal chair.

Darla

Beverly said...

Girl, you are just too good. These look fantastic.

Kathleen Grace said...

The chairs really brighten up that corner of the yard, there may have been a small selection of plants but I think the bright colors you chose look great with the yellow!

Darla said...

Oh my gosh! I did something similar to this and posted it today. I may borrow this idea if you don't mind!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Well, how cute is that! You have such wonderful ideas, Penny!

Blessings,
Sandi

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the chairs turned into flower containers. The bright yellow is so pretty and this is such a clever idea. Love it. Hugs, Marty

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Beautiful chair planters, Penny. Did you glue the burlap to the chair? How did you keep it from falling through?

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Penny,
Now that's CREATIVE! I love it....
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Bella said...

That is absolutely ingenious! I love it. The yellow is perfect.

Donna said...

Penny, I love this idea! They look great, and the bright yellow is perfect.

Hugs,
Donna

Love Where You LIve, a blog celebrating design, individual style & decorating. said...

How clever you are! Love the bold pop of yellow in the garden. Great idea, Penny!!

Sherri said...

Penny, you always have really cute ideas! You are one crafty lady!!

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

These are ever so cute, Penny! Now we both have yellow chair gardens. But mine are in pots. Wish he'd been here to attach some of that chicken wire for me!
Brenda

Diane said...

I like! I love using old chairs like that. I have an old ice cream parlor chair with no seat that I use like that. I have been on the hunt for flowers for my back porch and they are few and far between this time of year. :o(
I got busy and didn't get them planted early enough. Oh well there is always next year! Thank you for sharing.
xoxo
Diane

Julie said...

An adorable & whimsical addition to your landscape!

Cara-TheHouseholdHelper said...

Love these! I might just copy...

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You are so creative! The bright yellow chair planters look so attractive, Penny. Now I'll be keeping my eye out for chairs like these to do the same.

Fifi Flowers said...

FUN way to use FAB chairs... I did that in my garden too!!!
ENJOY your weekend!
Fifi

willoughbywhimsy said...

The chairs have added such pop to your yard! What great conversation pieces you have created. What fun to fill these new planters with each season. Thanks for the how-to and the inspiration!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

HI Penny, I love those yellow chairs--I've seen outdoor planter chairs before but the chicken wire/burlap addition is genius! And I also love your red red rooster! What other color should a rooster be when he wants to strut his stuff? II am your newest follower-can't wait to see what you do next! Linda

Adrienne said...

OK - now your've done it! You've helped me decide that I AM going to paint my garage-sale metal chair yellow. Yellow is my favorite color and I've wanted to paint it, plant it and put it beside my front door. I think I'll do it - right away. I love what you've been doing in your yard and garden. Keep up the good work!
~Adrienne~

Karen said...

Oh goodness, Penny! 45 and now 46 comments. Nice!!
Your comment about the Murano glass factory reminded me of when my two older sons went to Europe. Upon their return they pulled a bubbled-wrapped "package" for me from their DUFFLE bag. Inside the package was a beautiful Murano glass vase about 10" high... in perfect condition. Amazing. Can't believe it wasn't crushed somewhere along the way home. lol
Have a great day and I always enjoy your visit.
Karen
Ladybug Creek

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a clever idea. I love it. They do really look so charming sitting there with their flowers.

Karen

Catherine Holman said...

Hi Penny! These are so cheery! I haven't had time to do any blog reading lately. So, I'm off to read what I've been missing.

Rene said...

Such a clever idea! I love that you planted the bright yellow marigolds in them.

-Rene

Vee said...

Oh how bright and delightful! Thanks for the "how to" as I'd wondered how folks were making chairs into planters. Your method sounds great.

ellie said...

they look great Penny...I love them...ingenious.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Penny! How sweet those turned out...I love them! Wanna trade? :)

Susie Q said...

This is one of the cutest ideas I have ever seen!What a sweet pop of color!

Manuela@TPOH said...

LOve, love the yellow! Those chais are so cute! I know, my Home Depot hardly has anything to plant now except for a few Begonias.

Manuela