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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Garden Chairs Just In Time For Spring!

Ever wonder what to do with those old chairs that just no longer can be used to sit in? Well with a little pondering of what I can do to make them new, I thought to myself that they would look great in a garden! However do to a family of deer living on the property I dont get to have the glamorous garden I dream of. So I thought lets make a mini garden in the chair!

The chairs that I have,have no cushioning in them so it made this project a little eaiser. All I did was take some aluminum screening and stapled it to the inner part of the chair. On larger chairs you can also add chicken wire to help support the soil.
When finished with that add a layer of moss to help keep the soil from draining out.Then add some soil and a couple of cute flowers and presto a garden in a chair!

Happy gardening! I would love to see and share pictures of anyone taking on this project!Just e-mail me at cierraneeley@gmail.com
P.s if anyone has any tips on keeping deer out of the garden I would love to know!


Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Very nice pictures. These chairs are so appealing to me. I came over by way of Gay's. If you're ever in my neighborhood, I have a party on Wednesday called the Boardwalk Bragfest. I would love to have you share your chairs there as well. The screening seems to work perfectly and doesn't cost must! I love that.

Nicole R.J. said...

Those are darling! I can picture one tucked in my back corner {and can imagine the look on my husband's face too, haha!}

No deer tips to share... I know there are lots of websites out there with plants deer don't like eating which you could try edging your garden with. Good luck!

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

What a lovely idea! I have a couple of garden chairs but never thought about putting the screen in the bottom. These are wonderful!

beckaboots said...

Wow this is a great idea- and thanks for saying what you used to hold the soil in. I've seen these but have never known how to do them- Now I'm totally going to! I have two chairs out back that need it desperately! :)

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Seriously, I have chair envy now and it's all your fault. We still have frost here and it's killing me since I love to garden. As for the deer, we've moved everything we can in big planters on our deck, including grape vines, tomatoes and roses. I do believe if we leave the gate open those pesky deer would be right up here munching away.

Bonnie said...

Saw your post at Reinvented and wanted to stop by and tell you I like it!! Clever idea for those chairs!