Last week I mentioned that it was a sluggish blogging week - and that two things had happened. But I only told you about one of them.
The second one was pretty exciting for this little ol' blogger.
The dresser planter that I made last year was featured on goodhousekeeping.com. Woohoo! Pretty exciting, huh? You can catch up with my vast fame here.
So I thought this would be a good time to discuss how this dresser held up in the heat and rain of summer.
This is what it looked like in July. I think the color combinations were really pretty. I don't think I will try chives in a small opening planter again - a little droopy for an upright plant. I was pretty pleased with how everything else grew in. The sweet potato vine had to be trimmed a bit but that was no problem.
The CeCe Caldwell paint (now american paint company) held up perfectly on the all of the surfaces except the top. The top of this dresser had a small crater/crack on the top of it. It looked like a 40 pound bocce ball had been dropped on it in one spot. This spot filled water every time it rained (and it rained A LOT). This caused the top to crack and basically become ugly and very damaged. I was very pleased with how the paint held up though.
So, in October when it was time to clean up for winter I opted to just empty the dirt out of the drawers and put the whole thing on the curb for the trash. FYI - having the dirt in the drawers without a lining did not make them unusable.
This spring I was kicking myself just a little. I was thinking that I should have just ripped the top off and replaced it with some reclaimed wood.
Putting the whole thing on pavers to keep it from sitting in water was a great idea. There was no damage to the base of the dresser.
This ends my report on the life and times of a dresser planter. All in all I feel the project was successful and I would make another one in a heartbeat. That is if I find another $5 dresser to convert.
For more information for how I built the dresser planter go here.
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