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Here’s an idea from the CRAFT Flickr pool: use drawers from an old dresser as flowerbed planters! I’d coat them in plant-safe water-repellant polyurethane first if you wanted to preserve their appearance, otherwise let them get that weathered look outside. Drill holes in the bottom for drainage.

Becky Stern

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  1. Bladerunner says:

    Thanks for the mention! Just in case anyone was wondering: No, I didn’t put any sort of appearance-protector on the drawers. Nor did I drill holes in them, though I probably should have. The flowers seem to be doing okay in spite of my laziness.

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