Succulent Chair

Oh how fun this was and how pretty it come out!

Remember this chair from Week 8 of Diamonds In The Rough! ?
When I saw this chair at a garage sale, I knew that I could do something fun with it, however the clincher was the price...only $1, so I brought this baby home.

I painted it a soft yellow, added chicken wire to support the coconut fiber basket liner that I purchased at a garden center.  I then shopped my own yard for succulents that would work for my design.
In the same Diamonds In The Rough! post (HERE), I also found a half birdcage. I decided to embellish the succulent chair by wiring it to the back and adding a cute bird.
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  1. Nice redo, Terry! I could just see that sitting on a porch welcoming visitors!

  2. OMG Terry I love it, what a great idea!! I plan on using succulents in some of my pots this year too! Martina

  3. Really cute. I am hoping to find an old chair one day this summer. Wish me luck!!

  4. Hi, Just visiting. Look what I found ! A very pretty yellow chair. This is just so cool. What a great idea. I have a little child's rocker in the basement, now you have me thinking !! Jules ♥

  5. Aaaaak, love that project Terry and who knew that there are so many linky parties in bloglandia?!


  6. How stinkin' cute!! I want to incorporate cute things like this in my garden....if I could only come up with these ideas. ;)

  7. Sweet! Love the idea of the chicken wire holding the coco liner in place.:)

  8. Awesome job, Terry! Love the paint color.

  9. Now that is one super cute chair garden! Sure would like to find an old chair.

  10. Mmmm, beautiful! Just so pretty and whimsical!



  11. It's so funny that I just got the same chair off the curbside (http://lovelybeasts.blogspot.com/2011/05/curbside-saves-french-coffee-table-and.html)! Well, it's missing a rod and the top "ladder" rung is a little wonky, but it's the same one! I'm hoping to figure out a way to give it a seat again...but we'll see!


  12. Forgot to say that I love what you did with yours. Beautiful! :)

  13. Very pretty, Terry. I only planted succulents in my pots this year with the exception of one with geraniums. I am enjoying them so much!

  14. Love this idea! I have an old ice cream parlor type chair I got several years ago at Goodwill for about $2.50. Knew I wanted to use it out in the yard, but wasn't sure just how. Now I know! Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. This is such a smart idea! I see bottomless chairs at just about every garage sale I go to. Now I know what to do with them!


  16. Love it Terry. A great friend here at home does these types of garden chairs to sell, always so adorable.
    Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

  17. That chair turned out very cute, so much better than before.


  18. Oh my goodness I like that! Like how you have the birdcage hanging on the back of the chair, too. That makes an beautiful addition to a front porch! I hope you'll come link up at the Craft Catwalk today :)

  19. What a fantastic idea ;-)) How do you think these things up ;-) I am so impressed your fab ;-)) It looks great. dee x

  20. That is too cute, Terry! I would never have thought of that - kudos to you - so clever! Linda

  21. ha ha! i love the name of the post.... succulent chair!

  22. Such a great idea !! I might have to climb on the succulents bandwagon. :)

  23. Great re-do and love the succulent idea. Thanks for sharing. Karie

  24. Stopping over from No Minimalist Here. Just love what you have done with that chair. And succulents seem to be all the rage this year. I've been seeing them all over blog land. I'm going to have to give some a try.
    Marianne :)

  25. Ahh...how lovely is that! Love...love...love!

  26. I love this and I have a chair that I plan on making it into a planter. I need to get busy now! Thanks for the inspiration!

  27. Wonderful! I see so many folks using succulents these days. I'm going to have to give them a try!

  28. Glorious idea for an old chair!!! I'm off to find one.

  29. So glad you came over & linked the chair to Cottage Flora Thursday's Garden Party! so many gardeners are going to love this post!

  30. I have a bottomless chair almost like this one. Isn't chicken wire the most fun to use in the garden. Love how this turned out.

  31. cute idea and looks so sweet! A true portable garden - move it to the patio, under a tree, next to the back door - so many possibilities for cuteness! You are so talented :)

  32. Love this idea!!...hmmmm, I wonder if I still have that bottomless chair?

    Great post!!

  33. Great idea! I have some old chairs that I rescued from trash day outside of people's homes. I have them sitting around old rescued trunks in my hard but love the idea of putting plants in them. I may have to try it!

  34. This is such a neat idea!! Thanks for sharing it.

  35. This is sooo clever...love it ! xo

  36. LOVE this! I was just tweeting the other day asking about how to do this. thanks so much for sharing it!

    Found you via My Romantic Home linky.


  37. Oh my gosh, I could soooo hug you right now! I swear I have 4 of these EXACT chairs sitting in my garage right now! I got them for free on freecycle about 2 years ago and planned to fix them up and use them for our old kitchen table. Well, we moved a year ago and got a bigger table, so they have been "lingering" around my house ever since. I have promised hubby a million times I'd get rid of them, but I always knew there was something I could do with them instead. Now I know what to do, and I have the perfect bare spot in my landscaping for them! Thanks so much for the awesome idea, I'm adding it to my "to do list" right now!

  38. Terry, This is so cute! Love the succulents.

  39. I wanted to let you know that I featured your chair here: http://adiamondinthestuff.blogspot.com/2011/05/time-to-shine-features-no-19.html

  40. Great idea, Terry. Love the succulents. Thanks for joining the party.

  41. This is great. I love the succulants. We have a few of those here in AZ. :)

    Newest follower from Under the table and dreaming.


  42. Terry - Totally in love with this idea. I have a little thing for succulents and this would be a perfect addition to my garden. Fabulous idea!! Thank you so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party. I featured this on Sunday! Hope you have a lovely week ~ Stephanie Lynn

  43. I planned on doing something like this with a chair I got,been thinking what and how.Now I know thanks for the inspiration. I am using a chalkboard paint on the back slate.I can write some cute words on it.Best on a porch.With Welcome..black and white I think...love that with green thank yu....for the inspiration.


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