Chair Planter Ideas

When I walk into a consignment or antique shop, the first thing I spot are wooden chairs.  I just LOVE old chairs, especially outside.  

This is a recap of some of my old outside and garden chairs:

Wooden Crate with Garden Tools Vignette on Chair
A chair is great for holding a wooden crate vignette.  Here is a a fun raisin crate with vintage garden tools, a peace lily, and an iron lady figurine.


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This is a variation of the above vignette with a decorative tool box.  This photo is from 2012.  This chair is a perfect chippy white with blue showing through.


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Crockery bean pots with impatiens, and begonias and a small pitcher on this old chair that is part of a junk garden vignette.

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This is a vintage high chair painted white and displaying an enamelware coffee pot of nicotiana on my patio. It is picking up a nice patina from being outside.

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Also one of my favorite garden chair vignettes from the past.  I don't know what I am going to do without the Perfection stove.  It's legs are rusting off!

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A trailing petunia stole the whole show here in my weathered gray chair and garden angel.


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This year I set the old chair right in my front border instead of on the deck.

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Early season planting of verbena and petunias in the chair, and nicotiana in the barrel on my deck from a previous summer.  I love the weathered gray of the barrel, chair and deck.

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Yellow Bidens really filled out nicely planted in the weathered gray chair.  My chair has a chicken wire seat and I use a coco liner inside to keep the dirt in.

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Sometimes even simple chair planter vignettes are nice.

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This is my latest chair planter with mums and ivies, all ready for fall.

Here I have more great chair ideas from some of my friends:

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Debbie at Debbiedoo's started with a $5 thrift shop chair and put together a whole outdoor vignette.  She tells you how on her blog post.

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From HGTV Almost Free Outdoor Updates, a new take on a chair planter.  No pot or chicken wire in the seat required, just let the plants grow through the seat.


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Stephanie at Garden Therapy put together this gorgeous, and fun chair planter.  See the full tutorial on her blog.


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If rustic is more your style, this hypertufa pot on an old metal motel-style chair is for you from Blue Fox Farm.  Many more rustic garden ideas on Jacki's blog.

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This fun fall chair with Jack o'Lantern planter is from Barb at Our Fairfield Home and Garden.  Visit her blog for lots of great outdoor fall decor ideas.

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I hope you were inspired to try a chair or two in your garden or on your patio or deck!













10 comments:

  1. Great chair ideas - they all look so good. Do you leave them out in the winter? Your photos are terrific.
    Thanks so much for sharing - great ideas.
    Mary

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  2. I have a chair just begging for Fall decor....can't wait. I would have more, but the male person here doesn't seem to see the beauty in them!!

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  3. Love the chairs - both yours and the inspirational ones from others. Your garden is quite beautiful. I wished you lived next door - we could combine the junk!

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  4. What wonderful ideas! Love all the color and eye candy!
    Brenda

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  5. Hi Carlene,
    I love old chairs too especially out in a garden. Love this vignette on your great chair.
    Kris

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  6. I want to get one in the garden right away. I just love all of your ideas. The flowers up through the chair is gorgeous.

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  7. Love the red one with the yarrow. Great inspiration. I love painted chairs too. xo, olive

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  8. What a fun round up! Of course I love the fall ones especially!!

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  9. I love chairs in the garden and have a couple outside, too...that raisin crate is wonderful! Thanks so much for stopping by my wedding post, Carlene!

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  10. Carlene, all of these chairs are so fun! Love your fall chair display. My sis brought up one of those heaters for our vintage sale. It is in perfect condition. I nabbed it up. Thinking of keeping it indoors because It's pristine. I would love if you shared this with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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