Up cycled tile for planter boxes....on the cheap!

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Project by Jimthecarver posted 04-25-2013 06:30 PM 2032 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and I took a trip to town to look for planters….YIKES!
I hate to call myself cheap, but planters/boxes are not! We found a few terra cotta pots 17” to our liking and at a very reasonable price of $11.
Although they were not exactly what we were looking for we bought 2 anyway.
Sitting back in the lazy boy having a nice big cup of Joe it hit me…. look in the shed for some old unused tiles from long past jobs. Hmmmmmm now the wheels were turning.
The next day I found some 18X18 porcelain tiles. They should hold up well being porcelain over ceramic.
After using a very good adhesive to glue them together we made a simple 2X2 frame to help support the tile and glued some trim pieces on the corners with the same adhesive.
Altogether they cost about $7 to construct and about a week for everything to set completely.
Happy gardening and God bless.

-- JTC

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posted 04-29-2013 04:41 AM

: )

-- just one more rock, and the garden is done ; )

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posted 05-03-2013 10:29 AM

not sure how I missed this one

very cool. I like it !!!
I have some tiles sitting around .. hmmm

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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