kristin chapman

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raised garden beds from old drawers

© kristin chapman, creative bleed

At a barn sale late this spring I found these 2 oversized redwood drawers. Each drawer is about 62” x 23” and a little under 2 feet deep. I knocked out the bottoms and my husband added some extra wood along the sides to help with the stability since the bottoms were now gone. I sealed the front of the drawers with a water based sealant since the paint was beginning to chip. I tiered the drawers and planted cherry tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, cukes and chives in the top. Nasturtiums and mini pumpkins occupy the bottom drawer.

© kristin chapman, creative bleedMy favorite aspect is the handles, they are so ornate. Using old handles and knobs would be a great embellishment to any garden especially a tiered garden bed. K