Make a Front-Porch Planter From Repurposed Furniture

Take your porch or patio plants to new heights with an old dresser, chest of drawers or vanity.

Photo By: photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: photo by Sam Henderson

Unexpected Welcome

This antique shaving stand now functions as a cheerful welcome to guests when lined with plants and other decor.

Plant Choices

Stick with annuals that can be easily changed out to keep a bright, fresh look at the door.

Container Choices

Consider leaving the plants in their containers. If the shape doesn’t work for your drawers, transfer them to a container that can be easily moved in and out of the drawer. The bottom of a plastic milk jug with a few drainage holes works great.

Protecting the Drawers

If you will be watering the plants inside the drawers, consider lining them with heavy plastic. Just a few staples should be enough to hold the plastic in place.

Stagger the Drawers

Open the drawers at differing depths for variation.

Merchandising the Top

Use the top of the piece for displaying more plants or other items. If placing at your front door, consider placing house numbers in your arrangement.

Hard Materials

Be sure to include some interesting decor pieces that are not plants to give your guests a sense of your personal style.

Decor at the Door

A mix of plants and objects on an old piece of furniture is a great way to welcome guests.