Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Crib Turned Patio Plant Wall Hanger

Every year when Spring arrives, I want to get outside and play in the yard! Our back patio has slowly been coming together as I add new décor and plants when I find good deals. We've been fortunate enough this year with cooler weather here in Florida, so we're enjoying sitting out back a little more. I'm hoping that doesn't mean we will be having an extremely hot summer! 

FB Marketplace is a great place to look for budget friendly décor for outside. I've actually picked up some things for free and this vintage crib is one of them! You can get 5 pieces of décor out of one crib! I hung the mattress spring on the wall inside our home and clipped family pictures to it. The side rails were perfect for a Plant Wall Hanging and the end rails will be used in our future garden as trellises.

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This is what the crib looked like in the FB Marketplace listing. It was free because the lady didn't have the hardware for the crib. I have used every piece of this crib as decor and saved it from going to the trash!

I used Rust-Oleum black spray paint in flat black for a quick transformation. To save on adding hardware I just used our nail gun and stapled thin wire to the back of it creating a hanger. The wire is so thin that you don't even notice it!

I thought I would share 3 budget friendly tips I found helpful with this makeover.

1. Thrifted Baskets: I found that big round wall hanging basket at Goodwill for .50 cents! I used a S hook to hang it from the crib rail. Same thing with the little basket, two S hooks hooked onto the handles.

2. Plant Clippings: I clipped thyme from our garden to make more plants. Thyme trails out once it starts growing and it had shoots with roots, making it easy to make more plants.

3. Free Crib: Check craigslist under the free section or FB Marketplace. You can type in "free" once you are in the FB marketplace page for easy hunting. I've seen cribs listed too for under $30! 

We had a little green visitor one morning that was enjoying the view.

We have several extra chairs so I thought it would be a good way to add in my favorite blue! I used Rust-Oleum Chalk Paint in Serenity Blue
The round wicker basket is from Goodwill as well for $1.99! I just added a Ziploc bag around the bottom of the plant, then placed it into the basket. The Ziploc bag will prevent water from draining out the bottom and rotting the basket out.

Are you ready to go find a crib? This project was SOOO easy and added such a big impact to a once empty wall!

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