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Continuing on the planter front, how cool are these colorful porch containers? Shots of orange and yellow can be seen from the street, bound to increase curb appeal. This homeowner has many great tips, from where to find an old filing cabinet to how to get away with not having to fill the larger one with tons of dirt. My favorite touch: adding wheels.

oooh genius repurpose! Old filing cabinet + spray paint = raised planting bed. I might add that packing peanuts make a good filler for the bottom of deep containers, then just put your potting soil on top. Makes for good drainage too.

Repurpose Your Filing Cabinet Who does not have a plain white, black or cream metal filing cabinet in their home or office?  I have an ugly cream cabinet and I am looking forward to painting it this spring and jazzing it up.   I have seen filing cabinets at garage sales, flea markets and even on the curb.  Look at how some people have repurposed the use of a filing cabinet.  So think twice before you pass one up at a sale!

spraypainted filecabinet... to look like blueprint! love it. has full tute. recommends " Krylon's new Dual Paint, which is a spray paint and primer in one can. I picked my favorite color, True Blue (or as I affectionately call it, "Ikea Blue")"

Upcycled File Cabinet Bamboo Planters.This is a great idea. Filing Cabinets turned into planters. I want to put a few of the four drawer ones at the back of my yard and grow a screen of bamboo.

File cabinet - dress it up with paint/contact paper or fabric. Designsponge.com

Turning Your Old File Cabinet Into A Garage Storage Favorite | DIY & Craft Ideas

I am thinking of doing something like this to my old Ikea dresser that I am too scared to move and paint in fear of it finally falling completely apart. This may be a nice "stay put" solution to do something fun to the nice ole reliable Malm.

Creative Container Gardens ... Old drawers upcycled with a new life in the garden! They provide a vertical structure for gorgeous colourful planters. Clever way to maximise a tiny space with a collection of containers & matching colour theme. | The Micro Gardener

For grade one science- upcycle...old boots turned succulent garden - cute!i did this but used baby shoes and cowboy boots, then made a sign that said 'old shoes and old friends are best" for my front porch..♥

Take an old pair of tractor or vehicle wheels and turn them into rustic looking planters. Cool! #gardening #car #upcycle