Inspiration for a vintage wall planter comes from one of my favorite blogs, Shanty2Chic.

Shanty2Chic offers free DIY plans for constructing chic furniture on the cheap. I was inspired to put my own twist on one their tutorials for building a wall planter from scrap wood.

Get Your Chic On With Shanty2Chic

One of my favorite resources for remodeling my home stylishly, but affordably, is Shanty-2-Chic.  They have dozens of super clever plans for chic furniture and home decor, which they offer for FREE.  I used one of their plans to build my farmhouse table, as well as their plan to build some wall planters from the scrap wood. These two sisters inspire me with their intense creativity and their willingness to share. My sincerest desire is that I can be as useful to other people as they have been to me. Just to be clear, this is an unsponsored, unsolicited, endorsement of Shanty2Chic. They don’t even know I exist. I just really love them.

Wall Planters & the Vintage Twist

Here is the link to the Shanty2Chic tutorial for DIY Modern Farmhouse Wall Planters.

Now I wanted to give these wall planters a little flavor of my own.  I love old things because they have a story to tell.  I am lucky to have an original Montgomery Ward Catalogue from 1927, which I inherited from my grandfather who stored everything in his basement for decades.

Most people wouldn’t think much of an old magazine, but I just geek out about this kind of stuff.  I think it’s a treasure trove.  I’ve been trying to find ways to incorporate these magazine pages into my home decor without overdoing it.  Wrapping these wall planters with the magazine pages was a perfect way to share this story in my home.

Brought to You By Montgomery Ward 1927

I painted the wall planters with black chalk paint. After choosing which Montgomery Ward catalogue page to use, I lathered the wall planter with some Modge Podge and adhered the page to the planter. If you would like to try this I offer some free downloadable magazine pages at the end of this post.

After allowing the planter to dry I added some upholstery tacks for some extra style and texture. These can be found at Michaels or Hobby Lobby.

This project was so inspiring because of it was simple and cheap, yet it yielded such rich results. The wall planters compliment the ship lap perfectly, adding texture, color, and interest. I love the greenery against the black and white.  It just simply makes me happy to see them hanging on the wall. Hopefully this inspires you to create, whether it’s this particular wall planter or something else entirely. Please feel free to download some pages from the Montgomery Ward Catalogue 1927 for your projects below. And please share your projects and ideas with me in the comments. I would love to hear from you. xo Jayme


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