Upcycled Planter Box

Remember that random old planter we had in our entryway?
This random planter box in our entry way didn't seem very functional when we moved in
Planter? Storage? What is this random inlaid tin box?
Once we removed the wall, we didn't have a use for the tin planter box.
We removed it from the half wall, but we were left with this random tin box that had no real purpose.
The brick wall in the front of our home needed a little something extra

Until now! We decided to finally give the “old planter” what we think it deserves.
1. Real life, living Flowers
2. A place to shine, or at least soak up some sunshine

This bare brick wall is the perfect place for a new planter
We got an idea of what the floating planter would look like by holding the tin box up to the wall
Here’s me trying to sell my idea to Matt. Once he approved my pitch, I worked hard to complete the project before he changed his mind. #hurrryyyy
Plotting out the placement of the planter to see what it would look like on the brick wall
We only needed spray paint and some metal brackets to make this project a success
I bought some flower box wall brackets (+The Home Depot) and some brown spray paint to finish the job. Because we already had the planter box, the entire project cost us less than $15!
Brown spray paint and flower box wall brackets are the supplies needed for this DIY project

We spray painted the tin flower box brown so it was all one even color
I read the directions on the back of the brackets, did a tiny bit of drilling & hammering to secure the flower box, and added some orange gerber daisies.

We now have an awesome upcycled floating planter box on our brick wall!
We planted some simple orange daisies in our new planter box

Boy, does this old planter love the spotlight, I mean sunlight, well… maybe both.

The brick wall in the front of our house definitely got an upgrade with this upcycled planter box.
Can you believe this planter used to be stuck in a half wall filled with spider webs and dust?
Fast forward a month and a half- our upcycled planter now looks like this….
Hanging greenery makes this floating planter box look even more amazing against the brick wall

The Year of Casey

Hey there!

I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m married to Finn & mom to Rory and Ellis. Together we’re creating our dream home in Chicago, one DIY project at a time.