I've been wanting to do this for awhile now, paint tires for a planter! We have had this ugly rock garden right outside our Sun room since we moved in. Honestly I let it go because the thought of digging up all those stones sounded like a lot of work (and it was).
Long story short. I had a TON of before and after pics on my phone from this Summers projects and when I decided to re-format my phone I lost ALL my pics. It was a sad day. So no before pics (it wasn't pretty anyways).
Now I thought it would be EASY to acquire used tires? No. Until my Super Awesome Father-in-Law aka 'Big Daddy' heard I was looking for some. He gave me 3 as soon as he heard ;-)
I laid out each tire and spray painted (I did not prime and have not had any peeling or chipping). When they dried I played with placement and stacking until I was happy. I filled the tires with bricks/stones that had been in my flower bed (making sure I put bricks in the actual tire to weigh them down). Then I added the top 1/3 with soil. Added plants.
Now I did learn WHY there was a rock garden left from the previous owners (down spout from the roof floods the entire garden, washing away all of my mulch...). Now I'm wishing I wouldn't have filled the tires with the landscape rock ;-(
Anyone else have any great uses for turning something old into something new?