Make it

You can personalize your garden with old junky items scavenged from basements, garage sales and flea markets. See what a little fresh paint and new blooms did for this old wooden chair.

1. Cut center out of chair seat so pot can rest on the frame.

2. Spray-paint chair and pot.

3. Plant large pot (we used a 12-inch clay pot plus smaller potted plants for the ladder part of the chair) filled with yellow sweet potato vine, red verbena, "Tango Neon Purple" geranium, Calibrachoa "Dreamsicle," Supertunia "Royal Velvet" and premium potting soil

Price: $55 for soil, flowers and spray paint

Designer/garden center: Wendy Doan, garden stylist at For the Garden, St. Louis