Trash to Treasure- Chalkboard Planter

I love to take discarded items and make them my own. This chalkboard planter had a new life! | Twelveonmain.com

If you are like me, you love a good find.  One of my favorite pastimes is to go out and scour through junk piles wherever I can find them.  Of course, I have my favorites.  While I was at one of my favorite junk piles, I came across this odd container of sorts.

Chalkboard Planter

I love to take discarded items and make them my own. This chalkboard planter had a new life! | Twelveonmain.comFrom what we could tell it looked like it was used as come sort of concrete form, since there was concrete all over it.  I looked past the concrete and saw the potential.  It had this really cool shape to it, with a wood divider in the middle.  It was made out of all different types of plywood, so just sanding and leaving it raw wasn’t really an option.  So I did what any sensible woman would do, I cleaned it up, and painted it with chalk paint.  With those large sides it was speaking to me.  This was a perfect place to create some fun summer artwork or wordy decor.

Painting it was simple enough.

2 Coats of black chalkboard paint.  I did not paint the inside since I was going to be adding dirt and flowers. I did paint the top part that would still be showing however.

Once it had dried, I sanded down the edges a bit.   I planted some sweet little white Dahlias in the planter and to top it off, a little bit of chalkboard art.

I love to take discarded items and make them my own. This chalkboard planter had a new life! | Twelveonmain.com

 

I love to take discarded items and make them my own. This chalkboard planter had a new life! | Twelveonmain.com

 

I love to take discarded items and make them my own. This chalkboard planter had a new life! | Twelveonmain.com

I really like the way my chalkboard planter turned out.  I had to fight my strongest urge to paint it white….and I still am, even though I love it, it is still there, in the back of my mind.

I love to take discarded items and make them my own. This chalkboard planter had a new life! | Twelveonmain.com

 

I love to take discarded items and make them my own. This chalkboard planter had a new life! | Twelveonmain.com

 

I love to take discarded items and make them my own. This chalkboard planter had a new life! | Twelveonmain.com

It is a large planter, and it really stands out against the white farmhouse picnic table.  It definitely takes center stage.

I love to take discarded items and make them my own. This chalkboard planter had a new life! | Twelveonmain.com

Sigh….I love my backyard.

I love to take discarded items and make them my own. This chalkboard planter had a new life! | Twelveonmain.com

I love to take discarded items and make them my own. This chalkboard planter had a new life! | Twelveonmain.com

 

One more summer project crossed off the list.  Do you have any fun projects you are working on?  I would love to hear about them!

I love to take discarded items and make them my own. This chalkboard planter had a new life! | Twelveonmain.com

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