This project makes me super happy, and I am so glad I get to see them on my porch every day. Let me show you how you can turn your own repurposed drawers into planters.
I started with these cute drawers I picked on our city's clean up day for free. I had been wanting to do some type of planter for my front porch and these already had a cute color on the front. The spindles were $1 at the Restore, I have had them for quite a while.
Using scrap wood I cut to size to fit the bottom of the drawer and drilled pocket holes on each end. Here I am attaching the short sides first.
I got busy and forgot to take more pictures, but you can see I was building a frame or base. I did both short sides first and then attached them together with the long apron pieces. I used Gorilla wood glue before I screwed them together.
Here I am dry fitting the base for the shorter planter. I used scrap wood for this, you can see one part had holes drilled in it, I had to fill them in.
After the bases were built I tried the drawers on top and they fit! Now to make a shelf for the bottom...
I had these pieces of wood left over from my Master closet drawer fronts. They were perfect for slats. I taped them together and cut them all at once. The two ends needed to be shortened so I cut them with my jigsaw.
For the short planter I used free 5 gallon paint sticks from the Home Depot, that I had on hand. Then I glued and nailed them onto the bases with my New Ryobi Air Strike Nail Gun!! I got it for Mother's day! Best. Gift. Ever.
After looking at them together I was sad I didn't make the shorter one a little taller, oh well. To help it out I gave it some feet using my Gorilla Super glue. The feet are wooden drawer knobs.
To finish I stapled he drawers to the bases, and then drilled some holes for draining.
The drawer fronts were taped off so I could spray paint the bottoms in Rustoleum's Satin Green Apple. I sprayed them upside down first then right side up. For both it took one can, and was SO much faster than painting by hand!
Here they are ready for flowers...
And I think I am in love! I can't tell you how excited I am to have these on my porch!
They are sure to brighten anyone's day.
I love that I could use the bottom shelves for plants as well.
For the bottom shelf on the tall planter I used my tapered crate that I made.
I didn't have anything that fit on the small planter so I made this little wooden planter on the bottom in less than 10 minutes (thanks to my new nail gun) and it is perfect!
That is it! A fun way to repurpose your old drawers! Have you done any drawer repurposing?