Thursday, July 31, 2014

~thrifty thursday~{a fairy garden chair}

What happens when one of your beloved Restoration Hardware
 dining chairs seat caning
blows out? 

You cry a little, then you get over it and turn it into garden art.
A fairy garden to be exact.

Start with any chair that has no seat.
At your home improvement center pick up a basket liner that looks like this and that will fit the opening of your chair.

Using a staple gun, staple it in place.

Add potting soil and plant with your favorite flowers.
I used lavender and a ton of succulents.
I think the succulents are perfect for this project.
At this point you can leave it as is, or to turn it into a fairy garden, continue on…..

I wanted to hang a little sign from the chair, so I painted these words on a piece of chippy old wood I had. Hang it from twine for a rustic garden feel.

Now you can start to add in little fairy furniture if you wish.
I added a little wire chair and table, and miniature log fence pieces.
I added a fairy as well but I thought it cheapened the look, so I took her out.

 Tuck the furniture in here and there for a "secret garden" look.
I found all my furniture at a craft store.
I am sure you could look in the kids section at thrift stores and find some great things, or perhaps you have some old dollhouse furniture?

 Make sure you have plants that trail down over the sides, this looks best 
and gives it the look that it's not newly planted.

And that is it!
This will be available for sale at the French Flea Market this Saturday.
Hope to see you there!


Simply LKJ said...

Love it. Our local nursery carries fairy garden accessories.

Ashley @ Life with Kids said...

Oh that looks great!! I love it!!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

You are unbelievably creative! So charming.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

This turned out so beautiful! I'm sure someone will snatch it up!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Too Sweet!! love that you made it into a fairy garden :) even sweeter!

Brandi said...

So adorable!

Angie said...

I have those same chairs and one of mine is starting to go out too--ugh! But now I can do this! Thanks for the great idea. See you Saturday! :)

Anonymous said...

You are so creative!
You could have had it re-caned. I have had one of my dining chairs re-caned; it turned out like new.

Marisa Franca @ Allourway said...

I love it! I use to see those chairs everywhere -- after posting this no one will be able to find one. How cute about the fairies.


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Niisei said...

I just bought these chairs at RH a few weeks ago and my husband asked this very question of the saleswoman. She told us that the chairs were guaranteed for life and we could return them at any time for repair!

Lauren @ Bless'er House said...

So pretty! I really hate that I live on the other side of the country because I would totally be at the French Flea Market if I could.

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