Recycle a Dresser into a Planter

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recycled furnitureRecycle an old dresser and turn it into a romantic planter.  Love addition to any porch, patio, sun room, or garden. Lots of fun and holds lots of plants, and even a place to put your cup of tea.

Perfect… that’s right. There’s even a spot on top where the cat could rest and sleep in the sun….. 



photo credit: Bella’s Rose Cottage


How to Turn Your Own Dresser into a Planter?

Our Quick 1,2,3 How-to is this:
1. Just line the shelves with garbage bags,

2. Pour in soil.
3. Plant your plants.

Nature does the rest.

Tips:1. Do not over-water as that will make the wood rot. 2. Choose flowers that suit your garden style. Eg. small wild flowers are darling romantic.


For more detailed how-to instructions:


More Creative Recycling / Up-cycling Projects

We have lots of projects of this nature. Here are some highlights:

Kitchen cabinets from old crates

Bookshelves made from old drawers

Pallet Furniture ideas

How to Decorate with Old Ladders


  1. Very nice idea for recycling, and I liked very much it is for the garden, I will try this idea myself with one old dresser I have, thank you very much for sharing this great tip.

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