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I’ve always loved the look of having a nice set of big planters flanking the front door. You may have seen some planters in the pictures I recently shared of our front door. After we painted the front door, I placed two large planters on either side of the door! See?…
You will not believe what those planters are made from! Check out this next picture!
Yep, a pair of Sterilite trash cans! If you price out large planters, they can be north of $25, EACH! My version? Only $5 each! I love that! And you can make these planters, too! I love that these
Next, if these planters are going to be placed outdoors, we need some drainage holes! Of course, trash cans are not sold with drainage holes in place- for obvious reasons! That’s nothing that a hammer and some nails can’t solve!
The last step is to grab some sandpaper and give these planters a bit of a distressed finish! I also sprayed on some clear finish to keep these babies looking good for a long time. It adds some charm to these guys and makes them look a bit more antique-y! Yes, that’s totally a real word.
I love the way these came out.
To save this post for later, here’s a Pinterest-worthy image!
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