Build your own DIY planter with chippendale accents using the free plans from Angie at House Becoming Home.
Each month a group of brilliant DIY bloggers get together and take on a challenge – for the month of May, the challenge was a #DIYOUTDOORCHALLENGE. I wasn’t able to participate this month because of several other projects on the go, but the other women did not disappoint and the projects are awesome.
One in particular had me drooling; a gorgeous chippendale planter from Angie over at House Becoming Home.
I won’t share her photos – click over because you need to see it in all of its cedar beauty – so instead I’ll show you mine (which I made within a day of seeing her post).
You really should make this from cedar if you want it to last a long time, but I’m a single Mom now, so the budget belt has to be tightened somewhat. I decided to use up some of the scrap wood I had laying around the garage/ she-shop.
Angie has a FREE printable pdf file with all of the cuts and measurements, and let me tell you her plans were accurate. Every 1/16th of an inch for every cut to create this chippendale pattern on this DIY planter is perfect and I was able to whip one out in less than 3 hours.
Using different woods was okay for my version of the garden box because I wanted to paint it anyways. A coat of Rust-Oleum primer in grey,
and then three coats of black in a satin finish and done!
One of the best parts of this DIY planter from House Becoming Home is that the shelf inside can be raised or lowered with just a few screws so you can hold any size pot you want.
This is especially nice because larger garden pots are typically more expensive at garden shops, so having a shallow shelf (mine is at 7″ from the top) allows you to insert a smaller, less expensive pot, without losing any of the impact that this size planter gives.
This is a $16 fern from Costco, that looks like a million bucks in this DIY planter.
It’s like a beautiful piece of furniture for your front porch or patio.
I’ve purchased large planters for my front porch and they rang in at around $100 per. This one came in at a whopping $0 (I already had the spray paint).
I’m already trying to figure out where to put a second one – I’ve got more scrap wood to use up and this is so gorgeous!
Angie, you truly knocked it out of the park with the building plans for this DIY planter – thank you SO MUCH!
Fresh sod, new planter – bring on summer baby!!
Have a great one!