Do you love to sit out in the sun on a warm summer day? I do! It’s one of my favorite things to do as the kids play in the backyard. But our backyard patio wasn’t much more than a table, some chairs, and a grill. Don’t get me wrong that’s really all you need. But when we updated the cement slab I knew I wanted to spend a little time on the decor for our backyard patio. This tall outdoor planter was the perfect starting point for a fun spring patio makeover.
Each month I team up with some fellow bloggers to bring you upcycle project to inspire your own creativity. Be sure to check out the other fun projects at the end of this post!
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
Meet the Hosts
Amanda | The Kolb Corner Erlene | My Pinterventures Kim | Made in a Day
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles Pili | Sweet Things
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications Debra | Shoppe No. 5 Marie | DIY Adulation
Chelsea | The Johnsons Plus Dog Jes | My DIY Envy Ann | Duct Tape and Denim
Molly | Just a Little Creativity Ashley | 3 Little Greenwoods Kimm | Reinvented
Kim | Farmhouse Made Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled Sara | Twelve on Main
Chelc | Inside the Fox Den Sue | A Purdy Little House Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Sherry | Savvy Apron Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod Lora | Craftivity Designs
Ali | Home Crafts By Ali Denise | My Thrifty House Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek
Toni | Small Home Soul Jeanie | Create & Babble Michelle | Michelle James Designs
Repurpose a Door into a DIY Tall Outdoor Planter
I just love that this planter is tall and doesn’t take up much space. Once the last snow storm is over we have a grill, and a table with chairs to pull out onto the patio too.
I picked up this door from our neighbor’s dumpster. You can read all about it here. Here’s what it looked like prior to giving it a fresh new coat of paint and turning it into something new! I think it’s safe to say it was “brick” red!
What you will need:
- 1 old door, the more detail the better!
- 1 container of Americana Outdoor Living Paint, 8 oz (but I only painted one side)
- Planters of choice
- Potting soil
- Flowers or herbs of choice
- Sisal Rope
First you need to dumpster dive for an old forgotten door. Clean it up and gather your supplies. I then used Americana Outdoor Living Paint (This was given to me to sponsor my Backyard Patio Update post) in Frosted Glass on the door. I love this stuff for outdoor furniture projects. It has a strong finish and practically goes on in one coat!
My oldest and I planted the flowers before hanging them on the door. Less mess that way. I put 4 nails in the door and strung up each planter.
I’ve had this planter idea in my head for so long and I am thrilled it turned out just as I had imagined! This old door planter would look great with some herbs or hanging vines!
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And now for more thrifty goodness!
Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!