Before you take that broken piece of furniture to the dump, look beyond its intended purpose and create something unique. A chair can become a shelf, a dresser can become a bar, & a table can become a planter!
This antique table had pretty details, but was missing its top and its doors.
I gave the dark dingy brown a fresh, lively color called Colonel Mustard, from the Dixie Belle Paint Company. I painted the inside of the table with a gray, called Driftwood.
Once my paint colors were dry, I added dark wax in the color, Grunge Gray (also from the Dixie Belle Paint Company). I put in on heavy with a wax brush making sure that the wax got down into the nooks and crannies so it would show all the beautiful detail of the table.
I used a dry rag to wipe away the excess wax.
Since the top of the table was missing, it was open down into the drawer. I filled the drawer with heavy duty plastic, and used a staple gun to secure it to the top of the table.
I added pallet wood the the top to cover the staples, then filled the drawer with pebbles.
I covered the pebbles with dirt then filled the drawer with succulents.
This piece once destined for the dump, is now a beautiful planter, as well as a great conversation piece. And, because the table was free, this project was inexpensive!
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Published April 23rd, 2018 10:46 AM
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