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Reupholster an old dining chair with funky echeverias. Xanthe White shows how it’s done.

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Step 1 Step one
Remove the upholstered seat of the chair and cut a piece of chicken wire to form the new planter seat.
Step 2 Step two
Use a gun stapler to staple the chicken wire to the chair. Bend over any excess wire so that it is concealed.
Step 3 Step three
Paint the chair your choice of colour. Resene Lumbersider is ideal. Apply two coats and allow to dry.
Step 4 Step four
Use the old cushion as a template to cut out a piece of weedmat. This will help to retain moisture in the moss.
Step 5 Step five
Line the chicken wire with the piece of weedmat and then fill the seat base with sphagnum moss.
Step 6 Step six
Add a bucket of good quality potting mix to the top of the wet moss. Spread out evenly.
Step 7 Step seven
Plant a selection of succulents in the potting mix. Xanthe chose pink-edged echeverias.
Step 8 Step eight
Finish the chair by tucking decorative white pebbles into the gaps between the echeverias.

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