Photo Courtesy of Krylon

Photo Courtesy of Krylon

Materials List:

  • Krylon® ColorMaster™ Primer in White
  • Krylon® Primer for Plastic™ in White
  • Krylon® ColorMaster™ in Bauhaus Gold
  • Krylon® ColorMaster™ in Coral Isle
  • Chair
  • Planter
  • Sandpaper
  • Tack Cloth
  • Wood filler – optional
  • Dawn dish liquid
  • Alcohol
  • Soft Cloth
  • Drill
  • Jig Saw
  • Wood glue
  • Clamps


  • Remove the seat and sand the chair to remove gloss from previous paint and to smooth out the surface.
  • Fill any holes or dents with wood filler (if desired). Let dry and sand smooth.
  • Remove fabric covering from chair seat and keep the wooden portion. If the chair you rescued doesn’t have a wood seat, you may need to create one to make a frame for the planter.
    Trace the planter upside down on the wooden chair seat and cut a hole with a jig saw. Drill a hole in one of the corners to put the saw blade through to begin cutting. This will serve as a frame to hold the planter in place.
  • Attach the seat with the hole to the chair with wood glue and clamp in place to dry.
  • Wipe down all surfaces with a tack cloth to remove dust.
  • Paint the entire chair with Krylon ColorMaster Primer in White. Let dry.
  • Paint the entire chair with Krylon ColorMaster in Bauhaus Gold. Let dry.
  • Wash the planter with Dawn dish liquid and set aside to dry. Once dry wipe down throughly with alcohol.
  • Paint the planter with Krylon Primer for Plastic in White. Let dry 10 minutes.
  • Paint the planter with Krylon ColorMaster in Coral Isle. Let dry throughly.

Designer Tip:
This whimsical planter is a fun way to repurpose an old chair that’s no longer sturdy enough to hold a person. Place it on your front porch or in a corner of the garden for an eye-catching display.

Designed by Vicki O’Dell for Krylon, As Seen In Canadian Home Trends Magazine Summer 2014

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