March 6, 2014

Dandelion Patina Contributor Post: Table Repurposed into Planter


I'm so excited to share the second new addition to the from G2B team, it's Michelle from Dandelion Patina! She runs a darling blog  filled with creative furniture makeovers, upcycles and vintage finds! I think Michelle will add an excellent balance to what you already find here on my blog! Please welcome her...

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table repurposed

Hi there from G2B readers!
Michelle here, from Dandelion Patina. I am so very excited to be contributing to Gardners 2 Bergers. I look forward to sharing some great repurposing and painting projects with you. This go around, I am going to share how to repurpose the ordinary discarded accent table into a functional extraordinary piece!

This table was budget-friendly at $4.99 from a local thrift store. {Solid wood-a bit of creativity-I'll take it!}


table repurposed

What to do with an outdated thrift store table?
This table is pretty with its great lines and detailed design. But, in its original state it is not a very functional piece for me. It needs a bit of oomph. Pizazz.
I have had a bit of spring fever the last few weeks. Colors of spring keep popping into my head. I miss gardening and getting my hands dirty. Then it hit me...this would make a cute outdoor wall planter.

table repurposed

I began removing the legs. Luckily, they came off rather easily using a rubber mallet. It is a bit liberating to demolish something! A great stress reliever on those chaotic days. I felt like the gal on the HGTV show Rehab Addict, to some extent. I love her passion for repurposing and giving homes a second chance!

table repurposed


Once the legs and side panels were removed, a small piece of plywood was attached with screws to the side of the table frame. This created the base for the bottom.

repurposed table

Then, it was time to paint! I started with a base coat of Carolina Sun Yellow then a second layer of Cinco Bayou Moss. {Both colors are CeCe Caldwell products}.

planter painting



Once the paint dried, it was time to distress the piece revealing the yellow base coat. The entire piece was sealed with a flat poly.

distressed planter

Finally, the "jewelry" for the piece. A cute knob on the front. A small pennant banner for the top. I love that I had fabric with a pattern that matched the knob detail. I got lucky!


repurposed table knob

To create the banner-I used some leftover box cardboard, a pennant template, upholstery tacks, twine, fabric scraps.


pennant banner

And here is the finished project. Table repurposed to a garden planter. Now, what creative ideas do you have for repurposing the legs and side panels?


table repurposed


6 comments:

  1. How exciting! I can't wait to see more.

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    1. Thanks, Lucy! I am thrilled to have Michelle onboard. As you can see, she is super creative!
      xo

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    1. Isn't Michelle great! I think she's so clever- she'll be an awesome addition!!
      xo

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  3. Oh my gosh! That is such a fantastic idea. Absolutely love the planter and the creativity.

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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    1. Wasn't she so clever? I just love the planter and the creamy paint color, too.
      Thanks for saying "hi"!! xoxo

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