This is the latest addition to your new house, a fun chippy chair planter that I have been wanting to make for months and finally got around to doing! It took about 15 minutes and I think it is the perfect piece for our front porch.
The chair with all its' chippy charm was a freebie from a local antique store... score!!! It didn't cost me a dime and I don't have to paint and distress it... who could ask for more??? If you don't already have a chair you can pick them up at any local thrift store for a few bucks.
For the planter I traced around the bottom of the plastic planter I had left over from some apple trees we bought a few weeks ago, then used a drill to create a hole for the jig saw and followed the line.
OK so followed might be a bit of a stretch! Precision is not really my thing but thankfully this doesn't have to be perfect, you just want a hole to squeeze your planter down in and for it still to be tight. If your chair has a sturdy cross beam under the seat you can rest your planter on that and have a more loose hole, mine did not so I decided to get the support from the seat itself and cut the hole smaller than the top of my planter.
I used three different perennials that were recommended by a local nursery. I wanted something that would grow over the edge and things that will stay year round so that it doesn't look silly near the front door this winter.
I can't wait for these little guys to take off and fill up the planter and the chair. That is if I don't accidentally kill them first...fingers crossed ;)