Make a DIY Vintage Chair Planter
Edited by Doug Collins, Eng
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Items needed: Chicken Wire, Wire Cutters, Staple Gun, Porous Material, Decorative Nail Heads, Hammer, Gloves, Cece Caldwell Emerald Green, Chalk Paint.
Also: Cece Caldwell Clear Wax, Clean Cloth, Wax Brush, Soil, Lavender Plant.
Hi guys, it's Britney with Tru Furniture. Today I'm going to be showing you how to make a flower pot out of an old chair you may have around your house. For this project, I had a list at the beginning of the video of everything you're going to need, so Make sure you get all of these things ready before you start up the project as we will go very fast. I hope you will enjoy this tutorial and come up with some creative ideas of your own. Thank you for watching.
Make sure that you shake your paint really well, it's OK if you spill Chalk paint because you can clean it up very easily.
When you're painting with Chalk Paint, you don't have to worry about getting even brush strokes, because the whole point of using the Chalk Paint that it is easy to use. You can use different strokes and different amounts of paint if you want your paint to have a lot of texture, put it on more little thicker.
Go with the brush strokes side by side, up and down, and you will really get a nice texture in there, and have fun with your project too.
It's always nice to get out on a sunny day and paint something, this is the perfect project for that.
After two coats of paint, you're going to put your sealing product on which will be two coats of clear wax to the chair. A wax brush will be used for that.
You're going to notice that the wax darkens your Chalk paint a lot but don't be alarmed by that because as soon as it dries out your paint will go back to its normal color.
After applying two coats of clear wax, you will also need to put Annie Sloan dark wax in all of the carvings in this chair just to highlight it a little bit.
It actually turns this green more of an emerald green and it looks very nice.
Make sure that your wax or your sealing product is completely dry, and in the next step you're going to apply your chicken wire to the chair.
"I waited about twenty minutes before I started putting the chicken wire on".
Precut the chicken wire to be a little bit bigger than the radius of the hole of the chair in order to staple the plant.
Use the Staple Gun to fix the Chicken wire to the top of the chair, and push the wire down a kind to make a ball.
Fit correctly and if there is any excess use the wire cutter to clip it off.
Now, that we have the chicken wire fixed on the chair, use some cotton fabric that drains water and put it on the Chicken wire. Don't use fabric that will hold in the water because you want your plant to be able to drain.
Use these decorative nail heads.
Apply these nails to the chair to fix the fabric, put the soil and the plant, and the project is all finished.
Let's hum for the fun part of the project.
Put the flower into the finished piece, and let's see how it will turn out.
So, this is how it looks like in the end.
You can add another bag of the soil if you notice that it needs to. I think it turned out really nice. I'm going to put it in front of my house and take a couple of photos for you.
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