An Unexpected Modern Planter From IKEA

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Modern planters might look amazing, but usually their price tag doesn’t. This model has stylish good looks, but it holds a deep dark secret: it wasn’t always a planter!

Heloisa Fiasco was visiting a local IKEA and happened upon a pendant lampshade in everyone’s favorite handyman/as-is section. Instead of putting it to use with a lamp cord, it was placed out back on the deck and used as a planter.

The hole where a cord and light bulb would normally string through makes a perfect drainage hole and the steel shell of this once BRASA pendant holds the dirt and flowers without flinching. Make sure you keep your eyes peeled next time you’re out and about, because you never know where your next modern planter might be lurking!

(Image: Helosia Fiasco for Ikea Hackers)