Target side tables turned flower planters!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Anyone remember these hammered metal side tables Target had several months ago?  I had my eye on them for awhile.  There was something about the size and the texture of them that I LOVED.  I can't remember exactly how much they were upwards of $60/piece. Of course, all good things happen to those who wait, and I snagged these babies for a steal!!!! 



         

When I picked up the table, I instantly saw this:  Hello?  I could be a planter on your patio!  


First things first, we needed to put a few drain holes in. 


 I enlisted my son's help and within a few minutes, we had six new holes...


This was what they looked like after I planted.  I loved them…however, when the afternoon sun hit the gold, they looked more like giant pineapple statues with flowers coming out of them.  #fail


With all the hype about rub n buff,  I decided to finally try it on these pieces to create more of a "antique" look on the outside of the container. I created a little more of a ombre look...a little more pronounced at the bottom and lighter on the top.  I have to be honest… I wasn't impressed with the rub n buff.  It could be that it isn't intended to be used on outside things, but it was really hard to keep it looking smooth.  It dried instantly, making it very hard to work with.  
                 
Overall, I am happy with the way they turned out.  Our patio needed some color and symmetry, which is exactly what I achieved!  Next up, I need to give the light fixtures a face lift!  Stay tuned for the full reveal!!!


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11 comments:

  1. You are brilliant!! I love your thinking out of the box and how they turned out after you tweaked them, much better! Such a fun addition to your porch! Thanks for sharing at Best of the Nest!

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  2. I love the idea of using this as a planter!!! I find rub'n'buff hard too but either way this looks great!

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  3. What a great idea....I am going to remember this!

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  4. What a great idea to use this as a planter. Such a fun and modern vibe, and it looks so pretty with your flowering plants!

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  5. I love your creativity - I would never had thought that your planter started out as a side table. It looks beautiful!

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  6. I love love this!!! I haven't seen that stool at Target, but I will keep this in mind if I do- great thinking!
    xo Nancy

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  7. Love how it turned out! Great find and fabulous idea.

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  8. This is a good reminder of how many neat objects can be turned into a planter.

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  9. Beautiful! I found similar products on this website: http://www.archiexpo.com/architecture-design-manufacturer/planter-345.html

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