"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."
Robert Louis Stevenson




Thursday, June 14, 2012

Update: Shabby Chair Project


I finally planted the succulents on the shabby chair; not much to look at now but when they fill in it should look fabulous.  These have been in about a week now and seem to be doing very well.  I am keeping them a bit on the dry side until they set roots. These cutting all came from my husbands succulents that he has planted around the gardens.  I put some taller crassula perforatas in the back.  These will grow tall and cover the back portion.  The many varieties of sempervivums, aeonium and echeveria  should fill in nicely and make a 'cushion' for the chair.

I painted the chair with Behr paint Cilantro Cream.  I only used half of this small container so the whole project only cost a little over $3.00; the chair was a gift from a good friend.  I may insert some tiles in the opening that once had wicker, in the back section, or maybe some copper wire woven in, not sure yet.  If you have any ideas let me know.

 My first thought was to paint the chair purple, but I am liking the Cilantro Cream color with the succulents.

17 comments:

  1. I love all Succulents and that was a good idea using the chicken wire in the seat. Thank you for stopping by
    ~Clara

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    1. Hi Clara, thank you for the visit!

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  2. What a great experiment. I think it will be fine with the current paint. Where can I get such a wonderful chair? And a supply of pretty succulents?

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    1. Hi George, I was lucky to get this chair from a friend, but check out garage sales and then just remove the bottom seat and add the chicken wire.

      You should be able to find succulents online.

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  3. I love this idea. Just tweeted your post.

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  4. It looks great. I have shabby chic chair that needs to be re-purposed. I love your idea!

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    1. GirlSprout, give it a try. I think you will have fun selecting plants.

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  5. The chair of succulents is going to make a wonderful conversation "piece". I really like your idea.

    Yvonne D.

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    1. Thank you Yvonne. I can't wait until it fills in to see what it will look like.

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  6. Thank you all so very much for stopping by my post today. I will be over to visit all your blogs soon!

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  7. cute ! I love hans & chickens . I got to get me some

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    1. I love them too.

      Thank you for stopping by!

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  8. What a novel way to Upcycle a Lovely Old Chair with the Patina that only Time can Create. Succulents do so well here that I shall have to try this with some of my Chair Carcasses. *Winks*

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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    1. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I would love to see your chair when you make it. I can't wait until this one fills in.

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  9. The chair is such a cute idea! Love it!

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    1. Marina, thank you, it was fun creating it.

      Thank you for visiting my blog!

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