oil drums for plants

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Way back in spring, when we were sourcing stuff for the popup, there was an ad on craigslist offering food-grade, powder-coated oil drums for cheap. Really cheap. Temptingly cheap. Large containers are so pricy, and these would be perfect for small trees and shrubs.

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I hemmed and hawed and ultimately gave in to the fear that I’d get stuck with them so took a pass, because there’s not an inch to spare here at home.

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Pouring salt in that wound, Imperfect Interiors (via Desire to Inspire), uses oil drums to great effect in their East Dulwich Industrial Conversion. That’s what I’m talking about!

Drat…I mean well done!

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4 Responses to oil drums for plants

  1. Kris P says:

    They DO look great!

  2. Nell says:

    What an appealing space, and the sleek oil drums fit right in thematically.

  3. They’ve popped up here in front of several businesses, usually with bamboo in them. Makes me think maybe there’s a commercial plant design firm using them. They always look great…but I don’t think I’ve seen them in black, that takes it to a whole new level of good.

  4. Peter says:

    Wow! They look great. With so many great colors/textures of spray paint, they could take on a variety of fabulous looks. Fingers crossed that you’ll find another Craigslist ad for them!

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