Isn’t it a relief to know that we don’t have to be perfect? This is especially true when applying the use of wabi-sabi design…the art of imperfection. No need to alter or correct the natural state of an object like tin, copper, or wood. The beauty is found in the rust, patina, and worn smoothness (even the dents!) created by nature and natural use. Today’s “DIY tips and ideas” takes a look at how we can make use of ordinary “stuff” found around the house and repurpose them into fabulously imperfect planters.

Tins from coffee, beans, and soup atop some old wooden railroad ties make for an imperfect urban or small space garden.

Old, dented, and rusted mailboxes are repurposed into fantastically imperfect planters. Right photo and wabi-sabi inspired design: Chief Nerd of DiggersList Johnnie Munger.

Dig out and dust off that old tool box and create an awesomely imperfect planter.

What’s something “not-so-perfect” in your home?

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