Making my life convenient is important so creating this herb garden chairs is perfect for my patio!

I am lucky because living in the South I can entertain all year round, so I  spend lots of time outside in my back yard. To make things easy when I grill I created a herb garden next to my grilling area. Whats special about this garden is that I made it from an old chair. All the supplies I had and the project cost me absolutely nothing.



  • Old Chair
  • Paint
  • Wood
  • Plants
  • Stencil


1.Painting the Chair



I removed the seat and sprayed painted the chair. Once the chair was dried , I reattached the seat.

2. Making the Box Garden



  1. I made a box garden with the same dimensions of the seat. (To create the box you measure the size of the seat and I used my miter box to cut the pieces of wood.) I glued each end with a strong adhesive and let dry for a few hours.

  2. I then attached the box to the seat with more glue and sprayed painted the wood the same color as the chair.



I carefully with chalk made 3 lines on the front of the chair as a guide to stencil the letters. I carefully placed the letter stencil and quickly dab some paint on it. Continued doing this until  the words Relax, Garden and Eat appeared. 🙂



4. Adding Plants

Fill the box with potting soil and add the herb plants. Make sure there is enought to make the box look full.





We’ll be back in April with a special Earth Day edition of There for the Making. For now, I hope you’ll pour yourself another cup of coffee and visit the other bloggers participating in our no-spend DIY series. The next blogger in our hop today is My Creative Days. All of these projects prove that we have hidden craft and DIY possibilities waiting in our homes! It is possible to be creative without spending a dime! Special Thanks! to Sarah from Flourish & Knot for designing this fabulous challenge.

There for the Making – February Challenge!

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Sponge-Painted Picture Frame Makeover by Flourish & Knot

DIY Chalkboard Monogram by Personally Andrea

Gemstone Wrap Bracelet by Lifeovereasy

“Hello Sunshine” Wall Art by Two Purple Couches

St. Patrick’s Day Wine Bottle Makeover by Green with Decor

DIY Barn Board Mirror – Ikea Hack by Vin’yet Etc.

DIY Organizational Clipboard by DIY Passion

Geometric Planter by Love Create Celebrate

Toilet Paper Roll Turned Plastic Bag Holder by Design Inside the Box

Chair Makeover by Simple Nature Decor

Vintage Toolbox Turned Craft Storage by My Creative Days

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