Brass Hanging Planters || 2018 Flip List Item No.5

If you've been following us for a while then you've probably heard me talk about my annual Furniture Flip Bucket List and for those of you who aren't in the loop - it's basically a declaration of what I'd like to accomplish each year.  Well my friends, this post is about crossing one of those items off this years list plus crossing a secret bucket list item off as well.


Ok so before we get to item No.5: Hanging Planter, we need to talk about a dresser - what else?

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I recently saw this 5-drawer beauty on Facebook and picked it up with a very particular plan in mind - I wanted to straight up copy Chelsea's take on this piece:


Mid Century in 'Scholar Green'

January 2017

Ok.  So I admit that I have tried to copy her once before when I refinished this piece but struck out when I found the base was made with two different types of wood that I had to stain in order to match.  So when I brought this tallboy home, sanding the legs was like scratching a winning lotto ticket.

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Finally, I could cross this secret bucket list item off: refinish a piece in a green and bare wood two-tone!


It's no secret that this green is our favorite.


Oh you dark and moody minx!  How your velvety emerald make my heart pitter-patter especially contrasted against those buttery naked tapered legs.


The five drawers make for lots of storage.


For styling, I deployed my favorite terra-cotta touch. 


And, of course, the bucket list hanging planters!


These were surprisingly simple to make - start with some shallow brass bowls and two brass macramé hoops:

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Brass Bowls + Macramé Hoops

Flip the bowls upside down and brace the brass rings between to pieces of wood allowing the ring to rest on the bottom of the bowls.

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Step No.1

Position Upside Down

Apply a bead of super glue epoxy that's rated for bonding metal and dries clear.

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Step No.2

Apply Glue 

Allow it to dry for the recommended length of time to ensure they will be able to bear weight when flipped right-side up.

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Step No.3

Let Dry

Tie a string to the top of the ring then I fill with your favorite plant babies.


Step No.4

Hang with String + Fill with Plants


Hit me up with any questions if you decide to make some of your own planters!  And if you're shopping for a gorgeous green tallboy - hit me up for shipping or purchase options!

Hunter Green 5 Drawer Tallboy
34"W x 19"D x 45"H
Now Available for Sale

If you are interested in this piece or a custom order like it, please contact me at

Four down, Three to go.  Catch up on the 2018 Furniture Flip Bucket List:

Copycat Greige MCM Tallboy

One of the best things about working with Chelsea is her impeccable eye.  She's always on the lookout for good pieces that could really make a magical moment for a potential client - even scouting used unique pieces to get our clients the best deals.  And sometimes, she finds the most amazing mid-century modern tallboy for an unreal price at the thrift store and not only buys it for you, but throws it in her minivan and drops it off at your workshop so you have a new piece to play with...


SAAAY WHAT?!?!  Thanks boo!  And to top it all off, she even gave me the idea to go griege again.  Chelsea, I guess you could say you're my muse ;)


After custom-mixing a greige to refinish this piece from 2016, I have been kicking myself for not color matching the mix for future projects.


Gray MCM Tallboy

December 2016

I decided to try out Silver Drop by Behr Paint and found it to be a close match in warm undertones but definitely a lighter shade.


The piece features its original round tapered legs.  I originally thought I would paint them to complete the copycat look but once I started on this piece, I couldn't bring myself to.


I decided to also keep the original knobs but switched out the bar pulls for brass buckle-style ones I repurposed from another piece.


Do you recognize them?


I actually bought that other piece because of those pulls but once I got my hands on it, realized the body wasn't even worth saving.  So I kept the hardware and repurposed the drawers in an unconventional industrial shelving unit.  These pulls remind me of that scene from "PS I Love You" where she flings the belt buckle across the room and discovers she wants to design shoes - ha!


For styling I had some help from Spring (who finally decided to show up) and Mela Artisans who have some beautiful flat weave rugs...


...and these EPIC cutting boards in unusual shapes!


And if you're shopping our site today, email me about picking up in leesburg or about our third-party shipping options!


Greige MCM Tallboy
Now Available for Sale
32"W x 17.75"D x 43.25"H
Price: $545

If you are interested in this piece or a custom order like it, please contact me at