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Upcycled Furniture Ideas: A Delightfully Simple DIY Flower Planter Dresser

Do you need an interesting piece for your front porch and looking for upcycled furniture ideas? Then this DIY flower planter dresser will NOT disappoint. Easy and eye-catching!

 Do you need an interesting piece for your front porch? This DIY flower planter dresser will NOT disappoint. Very easy, and most definitely eye catching!

Upcycled Furniture Ideas: The Folksy Tale of My DIY Flower Planter Dresser

MY VERSION:

Once upon a time in a land far, far away there was a happily married couple with two dressers in their master bedroom.

The DIY dreamer of a wife thought that two dressers were far too many in one room, and decided that it was time to simplify and reduce. She informed her Super Talented Hubby of her most wonderful idea, and at the time he had no cares in the world. He said she could decorate their home in whatever manner she would like, and so she did.

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Then, one-day several months later she finally had a free afternoon and emptied out the dresser that was no longer needed.

However, when “said husband” arrived home and found his dresser out on the front porch he was a little disturbed. He obviously did not remember the previous conversation about the dresser remodel.

**The below photo illustrates how this dresser typically looked in our room**

Do you need an interesting piece for your front porch? This DIY flower planter dresser will NOT disappoint. Very easy, and most definitely eye catching!

HIS VERSION:

Why is my dresser on the front porch?

Are you kicking me out?

I don’t remember you telling me this!

Why is the dresser still sitting on the front porch three months later…and is not a DIY flower planter dresser?

Are you seriously getting rid of my dresser to become a flower planter?

Are you kidding me… beep.. beep… beep… yadda yadda yadda…

Do you need an interesting piece for your front porch? This DIY flower planter dresser will NOT disappoint. Very easy, and most definitely eye catching!

Yeah… This is pretty much how most conversations in my household go. Lol.

Ok, ok. They’re not this dramatic, but they’re actually quite hilarious. We definitely have no problem entertaining each other!

I have these fairy tale ideas, and then he stares and wonders if I’m going to rope him into my crazy schemes.

Let’s be honest. They are a little crazy.

And yes… I usually rope him in 🙂

Do you need an interesting piece for your front porch? This DIY flower planter dresser will NOT disappoint. Very easy, and most definitely eye catching!
Do you need an interesting piece for your front porch? This DIY flower planter dresser will NOT disappoint. Very easy, and most definitely eye catching!
Do you need an interesting piece for your front porch? This DIY flower planter dresser will NOT disappoint. Very easy, and most definitely eye catching!

Upcycled Furniture Ideas: A Delightfully Simple DIY Flower Planter Dresser

So, originally I wanted this gorgeous dresser to be “undistressed”, but it was a hot day and my vinyl was not cooperating when I went to add the numbers onto it. So… I decided to make the best out of it, and now I’m totally digging my chippy little beauty!

Do you need an interesting piece for your front porch? This DIY flower planter dresser will NOT disappoint. Very easy, and most definitely eye catching!

And aren’t these name/label tags gorgeous?! I painted mine to pop out against the black, but these little cuties come brought to you via D.Lawless Hardware. They have so many affordable hardware options it’s amazing! I highly recommend checking them out.

P.S. They aren’t even paying me to say nice things about them. I just really like their stuff 😉

Do you need an interesting piece for your front porch? This DIY flower planter dresser will NOT disappoint. Very easy, and most definitely eye catching!
Do you need an interesting piece for your front porch? This DIY flower planter dresser will NOT disappoint. Very easy, and most definitely eye catching!

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Then, all I did was add a few planter boxes, flowers, and bingo! My masterpiece is complete. Definitely one of the easiest projects I’ve done!

BTW if don’t have time to make your own planter boxes for the drawers check out a few of these options to make this project even easier!

Do you need an interesting piece for your front porch? This DIY flower planter dresser will NOT disappoint. Very easy, and most definitely eye catching!

If you loved these ideas then you’ll definitely want to browse some of my other Gardening projects that are full of step-by-step tutorials as well as freebies galore! Can’t wait to see you again and happy planting!

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This post was originally created in April 2016 and then updated in May 2021.

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44 Comments

    1. OH yea!! It would look awesome in a boy’s bedroom! Just a little bit of rustic-y goodness, but “cute” enough for us girls 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Candace! I’m so happy to hear that you’ve never seen anything like it before. It’s hard coming up with “new” ideas sometimes 🙂

  1. LZ, this story is hilarious!! I’ve had similar conversations with my husband, and I’ve had to remind him of my brilliant plans. Lol. I love, love this dresser turned into a planter!! How creative!! This looks awesome and I love the numbers and pulls!! Great job!!

  2. I love this! What a wonderful and original idea! And I love the distressed look, totally assumed that was intentional! Be sure to tell your husband that Justine is in love and wants one for her porch. 😉

    1. Thanks, Justine! I told him, and he just grinned. Hopefully I don’t have a lot of angry husbands leaving me comments anytime soon 😉

  3. So innovative! What a great way to use a dresser AND display beautiful blooms as well. Thanks so much for sharing this on #shinebloghop this week! So glad you were able to join us

  4. Awesome post! I wanted to stop by and both thank you for linking up this week at the Happiness is Homemade Party, and to let you know that your post will be featured on the party’s top four posts this week! Pinned! Thank you and have a great weekend!

  5. I absolutely LOVE this idea. I never would have thought of THIS to revamp an old dresser. Pinning and tweeting. Have a lovely Friday!

    1. Thank you so much, Theresa! I had so much fun putting it all together, and sharing my crazy story ;O)

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  7. This is such a cool idea – love it! Congrats on your feature at Happiness Is Homemade this week, I”ll be sharing this on my social media – fantastic job!

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    1. Same here!! Men. 😉 No worries, btw. I’m so behind right now it’s not even funny. At least I stay out of trouble, right?!

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