Here's a story, about a lovely table, who was painted and sanded three times. She started as a plain, sewing table and was given a coat of paint before I got a hold of her.
Then, I transformed her into a changing table. View the entire story HERE.
But then my baby became a toddler and outgrew it. So the lovely table sat in my garage waiting for something to happen. And then it hit me. Make a planter!
How-To Create a Planter Out of a Sewing Table
Step One: Remove the top of the sewing table- the part that lifts open to reveal the hole.
Step Two: Attach a basket or something to give the hole a base. Cover the basket with a semi-porous covering. I used these natural coco basket liners that were on clearance at Wal-Mart.
Step Three: Remove the hardware and fill in the holes with wood filler. Then spray paint the table a bright new color!
Step Four: Plant beautiful flowers/shrubs/plants in the table's opening
Step Five: Accessorize!
As Debbie from I Do Designs said, "Girlfriend you need to get yourself a Cricket!" I know, I do! But since I don't have one just yet, here's the technique I use.
I printed the letters off my computer and traced them onto a fun paper and cut out. I then mod podged those letters onto the front of my table.
Close-up on the letters
I think it makes the front of my house just a little bit happier and more inviting!