Old Drawers Turned Into Planters

Old Drawers turned into Planters!

Looking for New Ideas for Planters?  How about using old drawers?

I was recently mourning the fact that the Pie Safe I had rescued from a Dumpster many months ago had finally gone to Pie Safe Heaven.  You can read about that find HERE.  It was in the saddest condition when I found it. I had grand dreams of bringing it back to life and making it bloom again.  Sadly, it was beyond my capabilities and was past life support.   In its honor, we planted flowers in its super cool and sturdy metal drawers.

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The Pie Safe was a clear victim of serious furniture neglect.  I wanted to give it a new home, show it had life left in it.  But ultimately, it was only to live on in the sum of its parts (that were not totally falling apart).

Pie Safe Collage

It was actually Emma’s (my amazing friend and helper)  idea to put flowers in them and stack them.  I can’t even take credit for painting them.  But I think I did suggest a color?  We went with CeCe Caldwells Santa Fe Turquoise, their new Kailua Coral and Vintage White.   I lightly sanded the fronts and sealed them with Endurance.  You can read about that amazing product and see the How To Video HERE!

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It was a cloudy and overcast sky when the drawers became reincarnated to planter boxes.  The flowers and the vibrant CeCe Caldwells colors brightened them right up.  I am certain that Pie (Safe) in the Sky was smiling down at Emma and I that day.  I love how these old drawers were turned into planters.

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My Pie Safe Memorial Flower planters are paying their respects at these thoughtful parties:

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  2. Very pretty! Love the colors you chose!

  3. love this idea! they look so fun! i have some random drawers i should do this with!

  4. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    Drawers filled with flowers – so pretty! I can’t wait to plant something! We’re still having weird weather – 70′s today, back to below freezing tomorrow – totally crazy!

    • I hope the crazy mood swings in the weather stop soon! We are in the 70′s here, but we usually get some cold (what we think is cold) again. I hope spring comes and stays so you can get out in your garden. Thank you so much for the comment!

  5. Love’m. The pictures are way too good. Spring can’t come soon enough!

    • Thank you so much Vidya! The project, then the pictures gave me an instant happy boost every time I looked at it. We are all ready for Spring!

  6. these planters look great! Cannot wait for spring in Virginia..

  7. Ahhhh, so pretty! I’m a total drawer saver too…I have a stack in the shop right now, just waiting for a new life! Thanks for the inspiration :)

  8. Squeal! I love this idea it is brilliant!! I invite you to share at my blog hop ( you can still link up until Sat)

    • Hi Katherine, I am so sorry I missed your blog hop! I was out of town until this Tuesday. Will you be doing another one? Thank you so much for your sweet comment!

  9. I hate to see a once-lovely piece of furniture expire. But you made lemonade out of lemons with these drawer planters! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!


  10. Love the drawers. Good save on the whole pie keeper piece in the end.
    Visiting from Common Ground today.

  11. Great job. These flower filled drawers are darling!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  12. Chic, colorful, and clever! Your drawers are quite lovely.

  13. Sorry your initial plans didn’t work out, but I love that you didn’t trash the whole thing, and used what was still usable! I love this display that it made, and the colors you chose. Really beautiful. Off to read the other post now.
    Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com
    History & Home link party, Tue-Fri, weekly, join us!

    • Thank you so much Dawn! I always try to salvage something if I can, even it is a drawer front! Thank you so much for your sweet comments.

  14. Great idea. These came out so cute! Sorry about your pie safe….so sad to lose an old beauty.

  15. great ideas, we just need Spring to come so I can try some of them.

  16. Fun colors!!

  17. Gorgeous! What an adorable idea! This just makes me smile :) Thanks so much for linking up at Thursday STYLE!

  18. This is so pretty and unique! I could definitely see this on my own porch! Thanks for linking up to Thursday S.T.Y.L.E.

  19. don’t you just hate it when a great piece of furniture has to be laid to rest? but the galvanized drawers are a perfect tribute to Spring. LOVE them!

  20. Just beautiful !!! What a gorgeous planter – have to keep this in mind – and most definitely pinning to remember !
    Visiting from Common Ground!

  21. Love this! I am featuring your post tonight at Thursday STYLE!


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