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...

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What to do with an outdated thrift store table?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