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Upcycled Grill FlowerBed - #PlantOutsideTheBox


Turn your old grill into something beautiful, such as a flowerbed!


I have always been attracted to beautiful flowers and I've always enjoyed a good BBQ as well. You may have heard me say quite a few times that I have the blackest thumb in the world. I have been known to kill a cactus, but that doesn't stop me from trying to make beautiful flowers grow. I love their beauty and I love their smell, and I think one day I'll get it. Maybe just not today. However, when Wayfair suggested "Plant Outside the Box", where you can turn any item into an unconventional planter, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. Do you have an old grill laying around, one that you no longer use but have no idea what to do with it? It's spring and officially planting season, so how about turning that grill into a flowerbed? Bring a spot of beauty into a rather drab area.


Earlier this year we had an unconventional windstorm blow through Colorado Springs. We had winds as much as 110 miles an hour that almost destroyed my deck. It broke my umbrella and tore the cover off my swing hammock. So now my deck is looking rather sad, as Madison likes to say. As you can see from the photo above, we have taken down the umbrella, but the swing is still there until we can replace it. I however wanted to brighten up that corner until we do. So I thought, why not use an old grill instead of just plain flower boxes or flower pots? It not only screams summer but combines two of the things I love.


This project was super easy but first you're going to need some supplies.

Supplies needed:

Grill - I used the 18" Covered Brazier Charcoal Grill by Marsh Allan that I got from Wayfair
Garden Potting Soil
Flowers
Spray Paint of your choice


Step 1: If you decide to buy a grill you're going to need to put it together. The Brazier Charcoal Grill by Marsh Allan was very easy to assemble. I actually did it all by myself in under 20 minutes. You can attach the cover but since this is going to be a flowerbed, I didn't.

Step 2: Spray paint your grill in your desired color of choice. I originally wanted to get a pastel summery color but instead went with a bright ruby red. Red works well with all seasons, Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. I decided to paint from top to bottom, including the legs. Let dry, then layer with another coat of paint.


Step 3: Before I added my potting soil, I layered my grill with plastic. I live in Colorado which is so high in elevation that everything dries out really easily. In order to keep the moisture in, the plastic layer is essential. Once the plastic is laid, I then added my potting soil.

Step 4: Add your flowers to your soil and water. You're all done! Can you believe how easy that was, and best of all you have now turned a spot that was dreary before, into something beautiful. That's now the case with my deck.


My deck looks so much better than it did before and our project didn't take too long either. You can make this your summer project and bring some life into an old space. Be sure to check out Wayfair for all your home needs, and if you're not interested in turning a grill into a flowerbed, you can always just get one and do what you do best, grill the summer away!


What are your plans for summer? 

Annmarie John
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  1. OK, this seriously couldn't come at a better time as we are most likely going to be buying a brand new grill in the next week or so. I never thought to repurpose our old one this way. But definitely going to see what we can do now here. Thanks!! :)

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  2. That is the coolest! I love planters like this. When I was a kid, we had a neighboor who used an old toilet as a tiered planter. I thought it was the bee's knees.

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  3. This is the coolest thing I've seen in a long time. We actually have an old grill in the garage, and I think I know what to do with it now. Thanks!

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  4. Ohhhhh, this is super cute and something that I think I could definitely do. I have been looking for some pops of color for my deck and this is certainly something that can meet the mark. Great idea. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. OMG, I LOVE this! My husband has an old grill in the garage, and I am SO having him do this for our garden.

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  6. This is a very cool idea. I will have to do this with my kids over summer break.

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  7. I have an old grill and I'm going to get spray paint and totally doing this I LOVE it!!!!

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  8. What an awesome idea. The grill looks gorgeous once you turned it into a flowerbed, and then it would totally fit into a backyard decor without sticking out like a sore thumb.

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  9. This is an awesome way to refurbish your old grill or anything else that can be used as a pot. I love that it's easy to put together too. It's a lovely addition to any area in your yard.

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  10. This is such a great idea. We have an old grill sitting on the patio. I am going to paint it and herb garden out of it.

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  11. This is so cute! We had to get rid of our mini bbq when we moved, but now I wish I had saved it for a project like this.

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  12. Oh my gosh we were just talking about what to do with our old grill. This really does look nice on your deck!

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  13. I love the idea of changing an old grill into an outdoor planter. I have an old grill we used to use for camping that will be perfect for this project.

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  14. This is such a cute idea. I would have never thought to do something like this with an old grill.

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  15. That is such a beautiful idea. My neighbor would probably do this in her yard.

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  16. What a fun re-purposing idea! This project really offers a fun look and is especially great for people with limited space.

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  17. What a smart idea1! I would never have thought to use a grill for that! And all those colors together with the red grill are gorgeous!!

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  18. What a cute and clever idea! I would have never thought of this. I think it adds such character to your deck!

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  19. Such a cute idea!! I am currently up-cycling an old wood ammo box for the same purpose = flower bed. Your post has given me some new ideas! Thanks!

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  20. This is so fun! I love how unique and bright it is, so much fun!!! Perfect for summer!

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  21. I always look for ways to upcycle things before I toss them. I think this looks fantastic. It makes a great planter.

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  22. I never would have thought of this. This is so pretty and cool. I'd like to do something like this.

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  23. Wow, I'll have to show this to Cassidy immediately! So amazing. I love all the vivid photos too.

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  24. Cutest summer upcycle I have seen yet! I don't have an old grill, but I am going to scour yard sales for one so I can do this craft this summer too.

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  25. #TotsAdorbs! I love this - what a great idea - my daughters would be over the moon if I would let them create a flower bed in a grill! We planted our garden yesterday, that is about all I have accomplished so far this summer!

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  26. Victoria HeckstallMay 26, 2017 at 10:28 PM

    This would be so cute at the entryway for an art party! It is so creative and awesome.

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  27. I love that you spray painted the BBQ! What a fun idea! I bet I could do this! Great photos!

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  28. This is such a great idea for a flowerbed, especially if you don't have a lot of space/ ground space x

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  29. Your deck looks beautiful! I love beautiful flowers, so refreshing and calming!

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  30. What a brilliant idea! I would like to make like this. This is great for decorations!

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  31. This really is one of the cutest ideas for a planter I have ever seen. Great work.

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  32. That turned out so cute! You can find those types of grills super cheap at yard sales as well. That would be a fun one to re-do.

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  33. This is such a cute idea! I love using odd things like this for flowers. My aunt used a boot and I thought it was so cute!

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  34. This is such an adorable focal piece. I bet this would look great in the corner of our porch.

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  35. I have seen so many creative ideas like this, but not quite this one. I love this!

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  36. Wow, this is really thinking outside the box! What a cool, creative idea!
    This looks terrific also; it really adds to the outdoor decor.

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  37. Upcycling is such a smart idea. Turning the grill into a fun planter is perfect for the outdoors.

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  38. What a fun idea. I love to reuse things, just recently used a mailbox for putting umbrellas.

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  39. This is super cute and I have seen so many as people use old grills that are pretty much done for to make these. I like the idea of using a new grill because often the bottoms of the old grills are thin and can't hold much potting soil.

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  40. Omg. This is really a brilliant idea and it really looks beautiful I love to do this too.

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  41. Awesome use of that old grill. It's a great way to upcycle instead of throwing it away. I would love to do this as well, but I'm thinking I could use herbs instead, we could use more mint or even basil at home since we love pesto. Thanks for the idea! I can't believe I never thought of this before.

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  42. Brilliant! I love flowers and I love that idea. Too bad we don't have an old grill that I can use.

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  43. That is a cool idea. I have seen an old wheel burrow turned into a flower bed and even a toilet. I would have never considered upcycling an old grill.

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  44. Love it! That grill is such a cute idea! Way to think outside the box.

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  45. I love seeing projects like this. Especially when they turn out so beautifully

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  46. That is such a neat idea! I would have just thrown the grill out, but that makes for a great planter and adds so much color to the house!

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  47. Wow, the upcycled grill flowerbed is such a brilliant idea. The red color makes it pop out. Totally love it!

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  48. Omg how cute is this?!?! I just love displaying flowers. A grill like this would look fabulous on my back porch.

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  49. Oh my gosh that is so creative. I would have not thhrow away our old grill, I should have made it into this!

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  50. Now that is such a great idea! I wish I stumbled on this a few weeks ago because we just got rid of our old grill. This is a much better idea.

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  51. This is Sooooo cute! I wish I had a yard so that I can put that $10 grill from my job to good use!

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  52. This is beautifully creative. Grills are not for just dads anymore! Great upcycle!

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  53. This is seriously AWESOME!! What a great way to upcycle an old grill. Now I wish I wouldn't have tossed out our old grill, lol. You did a sweet job! Pinning for later!

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  54. What a great idea! This is really cute, and looks super pretty. I never would have thought to do this but wish I WOULD! So cute. - jeanine

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