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Easy flower pot tables

Here's an easy way to add colourful trendy tables to your outdoor space.


Flower pots, whether plastic, fibreglass or cement fibre, can be painted with Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint and used to create colourful outdoor tables. Choose shallow pots for a low table, or tall pots for a higher table.


Plastic, fibreglass or cement fibre pots

Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint in your choice of colour

Pine offcuts

Threaded rod [12mm], washers [2] and nuts [2]

Drill / Driver plus assorted bits

Drop cloth

Buy everything you need for this project at your local Builders Warehouse.






1. Make sure that the pots are clean and dry, or wash to remove dirt. Place on a drop cloth before spraying and work in a well ventilated area. Apply two coats, holding the can about 30cm away from the surface. Spray lightly in a side-to-side motion, overlapping the strokes. Leave to dry overnight.

GOOD TO KNOW: Shake the can well for at least a minute and continue to shake between use.

2. Place the pots bottom sides together on a flat surface and drill a hole in the base of each pot with a 12mm HSS bit to allow for the threaded rod. Also drill holes through the offcuts to match these holes, so they line up when the pots are stacked on top of each other.

3. Place the offcut in the pot base and line up the drilled holes, threading the rod through and finish off with a washer and nut. Turn over and secure the other block in the same way.

4. To finish, add the top. The top for the table can be a stainless steel tray, a grill, or similar item that fits nicely in the opening.