Bronze Repurposed Cupboard Door Planter

I was completely inspired by a recent garden site email.

Cutting a repurposed cabinet door.

The email site featured a bronze wall plaque with a half of a metal pot attached to the front for plants. It was then that I decided it was something I wanted to try to make myself.  Since I had such a vast collection of cabinet doors leftover from a recent store closing, I had the perfect place to begin this project. 

As you can see form the photos above, I cut the cabinet door close to the trim molding with a small circular saw then rounded the top with my jigsaw. 

cut and sanded reclaimed cabinet door

Once I got the shape I was looking for, I painted the cupboard door with a bronze paint by Fusion Mineral Paint. I've been holding onto this small bottle of paint for a long time and surprisingly it has almost dried out. The good part about this paint is that you can add a little water and in no time I rehydrated the paint and painted the door. 

Bronze painted cabinet door

The next part was the harder part... I cut a recycled aluminum can in half using a tin snip. I used E6000 glue to attach old hinges to the inside of the can then to the cupboard door. I let the glue dry for a few hours then painted the can to match the door. 

bronze planter half metal cup

When the paint was dry I painted on a little dark glaze so the corners would look darker. Honestly, the bronze paint had its own shading in the corners and I could have easily skipped this step, it didn't make that much difference in the color. 

Half of a recycled can cabinet door planter

At the top of the planter I added the backing of a door handle for decoration then added a ceramic number to the center. 

planter using recycled aluminum can

The color of this cupboard planter turned out beautiful and was very similar to my inspiration piece.

Recycled aluminum can planter
Recycled Can Planter

I added faux flowers but you could also drop in a recycled jar and fill it with water for fresh flowers.

Fresh flowers in a recycled aluminum can planter

If you'd love to see a few more repurposed cabinet doors please visit these: 

Bronze planter from cabinet door

bronze cabinet door planter on the shed

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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. .