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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Now it’s time to place your table top on! This one I picked up at Wal-Mart for less than $7.
You now have a personalized ceramic planter side table filled with summer memories from your family vacation!
What I find fun is that I can change the items inside any time to reflect the season.
Try making your own Ceramic Planter Side Table for your deck or patio today!
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