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I adore this project from Kim at Sand & Sisal.  She is a gal after my own heart with all her repurposing projects lately.  This ceramic planter side table is perfect for creating a keepsake for hidden treasures that are sentimental to your family. My kids would so love this.  So welcome Kim as she shows how how to repurpose an old ceramic planter into a side table.

Do you love to repurpose items you have that aren’t being put to good use? I do! A few months ago our neighbor moved out and discarded a large ceramic planter with silk floral plant in it. Well, I knew I didn’t want the fake plant, but the large planter was beautiful and worth saving! Today I’m going to show you how I turned that discarded item into a fun and personalized Ceramic Planter Side Table!

Ceramic Planter Side Table


A large Ceramic Planter
Pool Filter Sand
Shells or decorations
19.25 inch round glass table top
clear rubber adhesive bumpers

This is how it looked. The 19 inch wide planter was filled with a Styrofoam and moss filler. If I were to use it for plant purposes, then it would have to be removed. I decided to leave it though.

ceramic planter

I next filled the planter with pool filter sand. I love using pool filter sand because it is inexpensive, clean, and very white. I use filter sand for filler in vases and displays like you can see here.

ceramic planter with sand

I gathered a basket of shells, starfish, and sea glass we’ve collected on family vacations over the years. This is what you can use to decorate the top of your table. When decorating, always try to use items that evoke a memory of some kind. It makes your decorating much more meaningful and special.

shell collection

The kids really wanted to help out with this project, so I let them arrange the shells and driftwood and they even drew a little heart in the sand! How cute is that?


The next step is to apply 4 adhesive rubber bumpers to the top rim of the planter.

rubber bumpers

Now it’s time to place your table top on! This one I picked up at Wal-Mart for less than $7.

glass table top

You now have a personalized ceramic planter side table filled with summer memories from your family vacation!

Planter side table

What I find fun is that I can change the items inside any time to reflect the season.

Ceramic Planter Side Table

Try making your own Ceramic Planter Side Table for your deck or patio today!

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  1. Love this one! What were the neighbros thinking tossing that beautiful pot out? Beckie, between your hubby’s post and Kim’s great trash find I’m beginning to think I should start trolling the neighborhood before trash day LOL

  2. WOW – love this idea. I think you have such a creative mind. Its probably the best re-use I’ve seen in a while. And basically a FREE item too – which makes it even better. Good job! Now – I’m going to try to find one at a G-Sale or CL. Also like that you used pool filter sand – good information about that too. Thanks

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