DIY Chair Planter

This project was featured on,, and the fourth printed issue of Crafty Magazine!
A few weeks ago, my mother in law showed me a copy of her Lady’s Home Journal with a picture of a gorgeous hanging basket perched inside an old chair seat.
Of COURSE I had to DIY it. And perfect timing too, since David and I just bought a house last week.
As soon as all the boxes were out of our apartment and into our house, I whipped out a can of spray paint and got to spraying.
The project in its entirety took approximately 30 minutes. And this INCLUDES dry time.
Yep. Its really that simple. And cheap, too!
I found this chair at Goodwill for $3 back in the Fall!
Its super simple…
take an old chair.
pop out the seat.
spray paint your desired color.
place a hanging basket in the seat of the chair.
& don’t forget to water daily!


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41 thoughts on “DIY Chair Planter

    1. Amy, you don’t have to have a porch, they look great in the garden, by your door or even under a tree. Have fun.

      1. We recently moved our camper to a permanent site. There are several well-established gardens throughout the campground. I plan on doing this project with an old chair that is slated for the trash – it will dress up the entrance to our site with a big pot of mums.

  1. I still can’t get over how much I love this! Perhaps I’ll try out the flea market this weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. This such an amazing idea!! I always see chairs like this at goodwill!! I’m so picking one up next time! Thanks for sharing =D
    Oh, I love your blog!!

  3. Since this is outside, just curious if you used any sort of waterproofing or varnish to protect it?

    1. no, but you could use outdoor spray paint ๐Ÿ™‚ i haven’t had any issues, though.

  4. This is so pretty! Love it! And like so many other, I love the color–care to share> ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thank you!

  5. So pretty! I bought an old chair last year that looks exactly like yours. May I ask what brand/color paint you used? I can’t wait to try this; thanks for sharing!

    1. I am not sure- this was written 3-ish years ago.. my guess would be Rustoleum brand, “seaside” gloss color. But that is a guess =D

      1. Thanks so much for your reply. I’ll check it out tomorrow; I’m looking for a fun spring project.

    1. It just sits in the chair – the lip of the basket overlaps the lip of the seat just a bit ๐Ÿ™‚

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