Fall Rocking Chair Planter with the Close5 App
Last year, around Fall time, I was adamant that I wasn’t going to decorate for the holidays and changing seasons until the weather actaully changed. The problem is, I live in Northern California where the weather doesn’t always match the calendar. So here I am, in the beginning of September, embracing the changing seasons and decorating for fall NOW. Fall is just a few short weeks away and I’m getting ready.
One of the first places I like to decorate, when seasons change, is my front porch. I love pulling into the driveway and seeing cute little seasonal decor. So out with the Summer and in with the Fall.
I found this rocking chair on the Close5 App and got a screaming deal. $10!! Have you tried Close5 yet? If you haven’t downloaded the app yet, here are some links so you can do so. Download Close5 app HERE and you can visit their website HERE. It’s a great way to buy and sell second hand items fast.
I bought this piece thinking I was going to use it as an actual rocking chair. The more I looked at it the more I came to grips with the fact that it wasn’t going to be a very reliable chair. Yes, I could fix and glue it but I decided to repurpose it instead. I wanted to make a rocking chair planter, one that I could use all year round and change the theme with the seasons.
I’m not certain of the age of the rocking chair but I’m thinking it’s on the old side. The previous owner had added some carpet to the seat….comfy idea, I guess…
Don’t let this picture scare you…that’s just my son’s finger painting masterpiece on our outdoor table. 😉 And the surrounding mess, well, that’s just our everyday messy life.
Here’s what I did, first things first, I peeled the carpet off of the seat. That’s such a weird sentence to type! Who would have thought…
Since I wasn’t going to be using this for sitting, I took off the wood piece that they had added for support. It was screwed in from the bottom so it was easy to remove.
Next, I painted it with Sweet Pickins Milk Paint, the color is Creamy. I love that color! It’s the perfect paint for farmhouse and shabby chic projects. You can check the paint out HERE.
To make a planter, I added a chicken wire base that could act as a little pumpkin patch.
I added some pumpkins, artichokes and a cute little raccoon (or is it a squirrel?) I found at Hobby Lobby and Michael’s. Notice my colors of choice? No matter what the season, I will always try to incorporate soft neutrals and pastels.
So here she is! Sitting pretty on my front porch, welcoming my family and friends into Fall.
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“And rememberer, you did it yourself and it will probably show. Embrace the DIY life.”
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