You know I love to be thrifty and repurpose, and so do my friends (my friends that live by me, cause you are also my friends)...which is why this project was possible. My friend Leslie gave me her old bathroom light fixtures when I went to pick up some jewelry from her, she is amazing and has beautiful affordable jewelry that she makes...oh wait, I am getting off subject...right. Light fixtures.
These light fixtures intrigued me, well the curved glass did, and I kept pondering on them each time I passed by in the garage...what to do with them? Hmmm. I eventually came up with today's project, Succulent Planters from Light Fixtures!
Now let me tell you another fun thing, not only am I sharing a repurposed project today, but 7 of my awesome DIY friends are sharing repurposed projects too, it's your lucky day!
Just like the One Board Challenge I was a part of in July. I am hosting my own challenge for September and of course I wanted to do a Repurpose It Challenge, because that is what I love to do!
Stay tuned at the end of my post for links to the other bloggers participating, and get ready to see some awesome repurposed projects. :)
Now, onto my repurposed light fixtures into succulent planters...
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I have been SLOWLY working on my master bedroom and I really wanted to bring some plant life to my space. I went to my stash of deck wood that my father in law gave me, and grabbed a long board, it would be perfect for planters. Cause you know, deck wood, it is made to be in the elements...water.
jig saw. Then I did a dry fit.
natural stain to bring out the rich wood color. It is amazing the difference it makes. The dark wood planters on the right have been stained the rest haven't, when the stain was dry I was ready to add the glass fronts.
machine screws with 1 1/4 inch machine screws from home depot. The longer screws allowed me to attach the hardware through the 3/4in thick wood.
I decided not to drill holes in the bottom for drainage, because the glass was not totally flush on the sides and front where it connected with the wood. I knew the water could seep through the cracks. I can move them to a place to water them, and when the water is done draining, return them. :)
leather lace through my top holes and tied knots to secure it in place. In the photos above I was testing to see which way I wanted to have my leather knots. I liked them both, but decided the knots in front added character, and made it easier for multiple uses...more on that in a second.
DIY Tray Stand too. I guess they don't HAVE to go in my bedroom...
chippy decor box years ago, so I grabbed it and just randomly threw some pieces together.
I ended up having some boards the same size so I cut a couple to make a "sort of" pattern, I glued and nailed scrap wood to the back to secure the boards together. I was really just winging it to see if I liked the look. I hammered in some nails, and I was done.
I would love to know how you think I should display my succulent planters from light fixtures. Please share your favorite, I can always use good advice. :)
And now, onto the blog hop!
Amy-Her Tool Belt, Donna- Funky Junk Interiors, Gail- My Repurposed Life, Corey- Sawdust 2 Stitches, Kathy- Crafty Chica, Jamie- That's My Letter, Kim- The Kim Six Fix
Oh, and if you missed my post yesterday, then you will want to check it out, I am hosting a One Board Challenge for YOU and you have a chance to win $1,000 in Ryobi Tools! I know right?! Plus I finally posted my plans for my Floating night stand.
I will be linking to these parties and Savvy Southern Style