Step 7: Cover the edges

 Fold the metal over the planter’s top edge
Photo: Kristine Larsen
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Fold the metal over the planter’s top edge, tap flush against the inner walls, and secure with nails. To preserve the patina and prevent more rust, apply an exterior-grade polyurethane sealant such as Rust-Oleum American Accents Clear Top Coat Spray.
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    Tools List

    • hammer
      Hammer
    • mallet
      Rubber mallet
    • metal cutting snips
      Snips
    • mason's brush
      Wire brush
    • gloves
      Gloves
    • dual cartridge respirator
      Respirator

    Shopping List

    1. Vintage embossed metal ceiling panel
    (about $10 per square foot at salvage yards)

    2. ½-inch pressure-treated plywood

    3. Plastic planter insert

    4. 1 ½-inch finish nails

    5. Steel tacks