Monday, March 12, 2012

French Garden Chair

I found this chair at a thrift store for $5.00
 and wanted to make a miniature garden in it.
I had Stan cut the center out. 
After seeing how it looked, 
I changed my mind with the
  colander in the center.
So I decided to place
 chicken wire and then moss.
I painted it with 
Lowe's ultra white paint.
Stan used the staple gun to place
 chicken wire in the center.
Then I added the moss, then filled it with soil.
I filled it with flowers and 
added some special touches.
This is our front door which I love painted black.
 It shows off all your decorations 
for all the holidays. 
The bird garland I got from Summers Past Farms.
This is a photo before the
 garden chair was added.
 The black chandelier gives 
you a little whimsy.
The new garden chair adds 
that extra touch 
for the front porch.
It all comes together walking to the front door.
Love how it turned out.
Can you see in the window, 
my DREAM sign in the house?

Thank you everyone that participated in my 
first linky party, Simple & Sweet Fridays. 
Hope to see more creative ideas this week!


  1. What a lovely idea. I just love the chair and the flowers.
    Thanks for stopping by today.

  2. hi Jody and Stan ... so happy to see the Mr. involved in your blog. I so love your door and the chandelier. Hope it is protected from the weather. Oh how I would love to do that. I have one on my porch, but not very pretty. Will remedy that soon.
    The chair is a great addition. Thanks for stopping by Timeless Treasures and leaving a nice comment and for being a follower.
    Audrey Z.

  3. The chair is so adorable. I love your entryway. The dream sign is wonderful.


  4. Your porch looks so ready for spring! I'll be back to join your party on Friday. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  5. Your porch looks great. I love the chair. So clever.

  6. That is awesome. It makes your porch look so welcoming.

  7. Stunning!, Great idea! I have so many broken chairs, have to try this, love the name of your blog, my garden is named "Forever in Thyme",

  8. Wow it turned out looking so cute. You all did such a great job and what a deal at just $5.00. I am new to your blog. Glad I found it!

  9. New to your blog from Thursday Favorite Things Blog hop. So glad I stopped by...what a lovely blog! Absolutely love the chair! So creative and so thrifty!

  10. Sweet little seat you've got there and the seat watcher bunny.
    It's feeling like Spring here and hoping it keeps up. New England can be unpredictable, sunny one day snow the next.


  11. mmm i love a chair garden - that moss just makes it all soft and so very nice!

  12. A beautiful way to greet your visitors. This is lovely! xo

  13. What a pretty entry to your home. I agree, your chair with the flowers adds a personal lovely touch!
    I'm a new follower and would be delighted to have you stop by.
    Mary Alice

  14. I have been planning to make a chair like this and I love it! Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. Love what you did with the chair. I have a couple of old cottage chairs out in my yard which I purchased for a couple of dollars at our local auction house. The chair looks so good on your front porch.
    Thanks for sharing.

  16. What a welcoming entry you have! :D Your little garden chair is too cute, and a great deal, too.

    I am linking from Katherine's Corner.

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    Ricki Jill

  17. Yours is delightful---my three are mere wrought-iron, once yellow, and faded to pale. They're round, and somehow were the perfect size to drop in the three huge pots I already had.

    The entire porch is simply charming---I DO love the whimsy of an outdoor chandelier!

  18. What a cute idea! I like the door black. The chair is so colorful with the flowers.
    I can't wait to get some flowers.

  19. Nice project. How did you attach the chicken wire to the chair? Staple gun? Nails?

  20. Your garden chair is very very cute. Great job on the re-do. Your home looks very inviting and fresh with spring.

  21. What an awesome project. Great execution.

    I'd love to have you link to Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  22. Love your garden chair and porch. I'd love to come by some day and just sit and enjoy it. It might be nice to chat a while with such a creative person too!!!!

  23. Featuring on Thursday at Bacon Time!

  24. This turned out so sweet and perfect for spring. I love that you didn't go with the traditional pot in the chair. Thanks for sharing at Thats the Ticket.

  25. This is adorable! Love it! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  26. How darling! Thank you for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

  27. Your garden chair is a true beauty-following you from finding fabulous-stop by for a visit!

  28. Hi! Your garden chair is featured today on Potpourri Friday!

  29. Wow, impressive! Thanks for joining us for "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll come back next week! -The Sisters

  30. I love this! Thank you so much for sharing how you did it....I am going to try and make one myself! SO CUTE!

    Lou Cinda :)

  31. Love this idea, Jody. Great excuse for haunting my favorite store downtown. My own Dear Husband would totally help me with this-albeit with eyes rolling back with doubt. :o) blessings, k

  32. Wow! Love your porch. Thank you for sharing, I am so glad to meet you. I am so excited to find and follow new special places. I will follow on my way out because I am sure I will enjoy engaging and supporting your special place now I have found you. I hope you will find some time to come visit me soon. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  33. Beautiful idea... !!! Love your porch... especially the bunny looks soo cute... and the bird hanging is lovely !!!!


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