Before & After: Old Dresser Becomes a Garden of Succulents

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In this before & after project, one clever couple in Los Angeles upcycles an old, abandoned dresser, turning it into a garden of succulents. I think you'll agree it's a huge improvement.

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Curt and Jessica of the blog Grizzly Bear Modern took advantage of an old dresser left behind in the garage of their new home by drilling a few drainage holes in the drawers to create a sturdy vessel for a garden of succulents.

Because they live in a warm, dry climate, succulents are a great choice for creating a long-term garden feature. I also like that they left the natural wood of the original dresser. I'm an oddball about tiny details, so I only wish they would have either changed out the dresser handles so there are 6 instead of 5, or removed them altogether, but I'm sure they were caught up in the fabulousness of what they'd just accomplished. I know I am.

Check out more pictures of this transformation as well as the full how-to at Grizzly Bear Modern.

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(Images: Grizzly Bear Modern via Curbly)

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