While purging some items not too long ago, I pulled this stand out because I was sick of it not having a purpose. I was going to let it go to someone else's home and let it find its new purpose there. Somewhere between that thought, and being slothful, I realized that I could use this piece again in a new way...as a planter on my deck!
- aquarium stand (free)
- coconut liners (from a discount store)
- over-the-rail planter holder (had it so long that I don't remember where I got it)
- tile (on clearance at Lowe's)
- potting soil (leftover from a school project)
- flowers (Walmart)
Start with an aquarium stand
and an over-the-rail planter holder (that's probably not the official name, but that's how you use it)
Secure the planter holder inside the aquarium tank opening.
Because the sides were a little short, I tied them down with twine. When I find my zip ties, I'll secure them with those (yep, got some cleaning up to do. lol)
Cut two 24" coconut liners and sit them inside of each other to make them the length of the planter holder.
Then fill with potting soil
and plant flowers in them. I chose marigolds because they are a natural bug repellant.
Place tiles at the bottom of the stand. Then the bottom can be used to hold gardening tools.
That is all.
Stay tuned to see how all these newly remade pieces have accentuated my deck makeover project.