Spring Planters and a Dumpster Fail!

My last dive into a dumpster
yielded an antique chair and an injury...

rusty springs

I saw the chair leg with the rusty castor at the top of the dumpster from across the parking lot! 


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rusty springs with succulents

I climbed up the ladder on the outside of the dumpster and proceeded to try and lift out the broken chair. 

The chair was perfect... rusty springs, carved legs, a gorgeous chair back, I had to have it. 

Only problem is that I forget sometimes that I am not a kid anymore.

I leaned over the dumpster, grabbed the chair and started to pull.

The only thing that gave way was me. 

I think I cracked a rib in the process and let me tell you... it hurt like heck!

But after all that you can bet I got that chair!!!  

rusty springs with terra cotta pots

The rusty springs were the first things I used in a project.

You can read about more of the rusty spring projects by visiting these posts.  

I had them cut in half by a neighbor that had strong bold cutters in his garage. 

I painted several small terra cotta pots and attached them to the top of the springs using E6000 glue.

rusty springs with terra cotta pots and overlay

terra cotta pots in rusty springs

A little Spanish moss and a stencil and these little pots are ready for action!

white pot in rusty spring with succulent and overlay

They are the perfect little planter for the succulents I'm growing from the instructions in the April edition of Martha Stewart Living Magazine.

rusty spring with planter

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .