Monday, June 4, 2012

Old Crate Planters


Thanks for your kind comments on my HEADBOARD PATIO FENCE.  Here's something else I don't think you've seen.  Our old crate planters...


We got these divided crates at the Country Junk Sale at least 5 years ago now...


My very handy hubby welded up these bases for them.


We decided it would be best to use pots...so the wood wouldn't rot out as fast.  I filled in the bottoms with recycled plastic grocery bags and topped it off with mulch.


Love the writing on the boxes!!


The bottoms are looking a little "droopy"...getting "old" is tough ;)
They may just need a little "tuck" here and there...add that to "the list" too.


I talked my husband into making a couple smaller versions for the JUNKMARKET UNDER GLASS MARCH SHOW.  I think they both sold before lunch the first day...better find some more crates :)


These "lovelies" are "out back" on the deck.  I'm still "fluffing and flowering" out there.  There seems to be a lot more "maintenance" this year...and I am NOT good at maintenance!!  My husband is more of the "Maintenance Man".  I tend to get out there with good intentions and then I get distracted moving stuff around...or following him around going on about what I want to do "next"!!  Oh well, I guess you need both...we make a good team.  I keep him plenty busy...and he tries to keep me focused :)
 
Have a great week!
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18 comments:

  1. Great planters, perfect for your beautiful pots and flowers. What a great idea. Hugs, Marty

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  2. These are fantastic. They go so well with the coloring of your deck. Smart idea to use pots to protect the wood. You want these to last a long time.

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  3. Those make great planters. My husband likes to weld too. In fact, he thinks the best things that I ever found while out yard saling was an arc welder. So he gets all excited when I "need" to have something welded. I'm more of a duct tape person myself.

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  4. Oh I love them, how great to have a welder in the family, I would love to learn how!

    CArol

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  5. I love your crate planters! The crates alone are great, but with the bases, they're fabulous!

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  6. Cut it out....... I love those!

    ~Bliss~

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  7. Neat planters my friend!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  8. Laurel, Your crate planters are fabulous! I love the uniqueness and look of them.
    Mary Alice

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  9. I love the look of the crates as planters!!! Great idea!!!! The typography is the perfect touch!!

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  10. Those look great! Love this idea!
    I would love if you came by to link this up to my party happening NOW! I would love to have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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  11. A husband that welds, aaah, what a treat and what perfect little planter boxes. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Featured you!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  14. Fantastic planters!! Love the added iron bases and the authentic writing on the boxes. :-)

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  17. These are the coolest planter I've ever seen. Hmmm...my hubby welds. Now I just have to find some crates, or maybe some stenciled pallets. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Gorgeous...now can you make me 2 of them??? lol

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