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Make a Planter Pot Coffee Table or Side Table

Inexpensive plastic planters or pots are a great solution if you are looking for a coffee table or side table that is different and complements your home decor.




If you are on the lookout for a coffee table or side table that complements your living room, why not try this quick project and make your own. All you need are some inexpensive plastic planters or pots and a can or two of stone-effect spray paint. Not everyone enjoys DIY, but this project is so quick and simple it is more of a craft project. Gather all the supplies you need at your local Builders and allow yourself a couple of hours to make yourself a coffee table, side table, or even a table next to your bed.










Plastic, concrete or terracotta planters or plant pots, 2 different designs

Rust-Oleum stone spray paint in your choice of finish

Top for your table***



***You don't have to use a piece of board product for your tabletop, you can substitute this with a piece of wood, marble, granite or caesarstone cut into a circle.












Apart from choosing nice plastic, concrete or terracotta pots, the only other essential item will be a couple of cans of Rust-Oleum Stone. You will find this at larger DIY or hardware stores and it comes in assorted finishes, so you can choose the one that fits in best with your room decor. There are also plenty of other Rust-Oleum spray paint options. Perhaps you could prefer a metallic finish for your table or a colourful one. Pop into your nearest Builders store to see the full range of Rust-Oleum spray products.



Another quick and easy solution for an outdoor table is to use a terracotta or concrete pot and simply place a marble top on the planter. Voila - an instant table that looks pretty good.



If you have a bit more time on your hands and DO enjoy DIY, you will love how easy it is to make this faux concrete table. The base is a plastic planter over which a 5mm-thick layer of cement has been applied and left to harden. The top is two pieces of SupaWood glued together and coated with a thin layer of cement or white cement. Fantastic idea!



This concrete table is easier to make than you might think!



For the more advanced DIY enthusiast, purchase a concrete pot and cast your own concrete top to complete your table.






There is no limit to the size of table you can make using any of the methods shown on this page. Take a look at the options, assess your skills and see what you can afford to do on your budget.





Changing the height of the planter provides the perfect opportunity to make tables of other sizes, such as this casual dining table with a planter base and caesarstone top.







There are plenty of other great ideas to be found on the Web, so put on your thinking cap, grab the supplies your need and get crafting!



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