23 March 2010

made: BBQ Succlent Planter

I love "curb diving": finding random cool things on the street that people are throwing out. (It's the more suburban manifestation of "dumpster diving.") We've found a ton of great furniture and other odds-and-ends that way, like this old BBQ grill.


Seems like it would be a really hard thing to actually grill in, but I thought it would make for a cool succulent planter. So, I grabbed it on my walk with Bodi, threw in some soil and succlents...and voila! Simple as pie and should look great when all the succulents fill in and hang over the edge.



Actually, the white vintage chair next to this grill is a curb-diving find too. John picked that one up around the hood last year.

7 comments:

Pamie G. said...

Love it but paint it a nice bright blue or red or yellow with enamel spray paint in the can, very inexpensive at the at the feed store or like Ace Hardware! Color is in this year in the gardens, even the tomatoe cages are yellow, red and blue at the stores!

Birdwoman said...

I love it! A creative use of found objects. What better way to garden?

Caroline said...

Very cool! Speaking of BBQ, my DH found a classic New Braunfels drum smoker the same way you found your planter. It even had a thermometer! Makes great Jamaican jerk. One man's trash is another's treasure.

The Curious Holts said...

SHUT. UP. I LOVE it! What a score.

Amber said...

Hi! I blog for re-nest.com (green living site) and would LOVE to feature this. Shoot me an email at abyfield7 (at) gmail (dot) com if that's ok. Thanks, Amber

Janine Robinson said...

brilliant idea!! must copy.

Nohemi Tutterrow said...

Brilliant! Recently, I’ve been thinking what to do with my old charcoal grill. We’ve purchased a new custom grill, and I have no plans of junking my old baby grill. Guess what? You just gave me an idea! Thank you! =)