Spring Planters and a Dumpster Fail!

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

rusty springs and an antique chair www.homeroad.net
I saw the chair leg with the rusty castor at the top of the dumpster from across the parking lot! 

Jackpot! 




rusty springs and an antique chair www.homeroad.net

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 and an antique chair www.homeroad.net

The rusty springs were the first things I used in a project...  
I had them cut in half by a neighbor with some awesome tools in his garage.

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

rusty springs and an antique chair www.homeroad.net

rusty springs and an antique chair www.homeroad.net

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


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



Stay tuned for more projects using the rest of 
the infamous antique dumpster chair....


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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. .