Rustic Flower Planter
When Carole of Garden Up Green asked if I was interested in doing a Coca-Cola challenge…I did not think twice!
I had no idea what I was going to come up with, but I knew I had lots of cool vintage Coca-Cola items to choose from.
With everyone eager for spring I decided to create a rustic flower planter.
I decided to use some gorgeous heart pine flooring from an old country store that my hubby cut into four equal parts.
We had also rescued this old side from an antique Coca-Cola cooler from the scrap yard.
It has been hanging out on the farm for some time just waiting for the right project.
I marked two lines to determine how much of an angle I wanted to cut the top board.
Here you can see I “dry fit” the boards in place prior to nailing them down to make sure I liked the look.
I found another board that I cut in two for the cross beams.
To enclose the planter and add to its’ rustic charm I fastened some old galvanized tin to the back of the planter.
I added one shelf on each side and secured them into place with black cabinet screws to minimize their profile on the front of the planter.
I had my husband help me with the Coca-Cola sign.
He cut the sign in half and worked part of it over the top of the planter.
The pliers held the sign in place while he screwed it down.
We used a scrap piece of the cooler to add a little trim to the middle…gotta love leftovers!
Old Coca-Cola bottles and bottle opener finishes off the flower planter.
I wish I could give you a cold soda and we could visit on the porch for a while, but you need to head on over and see what these awesome gals have created for you!