Chest of Drawers Planter
What if you could use your desktop space as a container garden? After all, the presence of plants in the home is known to offer good health benefits. Here's how to upcycle a reclaimed drawer unit into a DIY planter.
Photography: Enthralling Gumption
Source: Martha Stewart
This idea from our friend Marwa Hayat of Enthralling Gumption. "Use a couple of the drawer units as planters within the dresser," she says. "And the rest — you guessed it right — can be used to store stationery items."
- Mini chest of drawers
- Acrylic paints
- Foam brush
- Duct tape
- Assorted houseplants
- Potting soil
Remove the drawers from the dresser and paint all the sides in colors of your choice. Let them dry for approximately 20 minutes; apply a second coat if needed.
To use these wooden drawers as planters, they must be sealed with a sealant to make them waterproof. One way to do this is to cover the interior of the selected drawer unit with duct tape. You can further layer it out with a plastic packet for extra safety.
Fill the bottom of the drawer with an inch or two of pebbles for drainage.
Plant as desired, using a high-quality potting soil mixed with a bit of perlite and compost; avoid overwatering. Cover the remaining area with extra dirt to level it up.