Make your own Patio Tables

I made two of these large pots into side tables for my patio.
Come along with me and I'll show you how. :)

I found these large French Anduze style pots at a local nursery, but I wasn't crazy about the color.


I primed them and then spray painted them Heirloom White.

I then used glaze and some brown paint to give them an aged look.


I bought  pre-made round table tops at a home improvement store. My dad cut two circles out of wood to fit the inside of the tops of the pots. My dad then screwed the pieces together for me.


I then stained the tops and coated them with poly. They are on a covered patio so they don't get rained on. They do get dusty because it's windy and dusty here in the desert.

The stain I used is walnut Minwax.


Besides the tables looking looking cute.......


.............they are also good for storage.
I can just lift up the lid and pop stuff inside.

This was a very simple project. Thanks to my dad for cutting the wood for me!

If you'd like to see the whole patio click HERE.

If you'd like to see how the tables held up over time click HERE.


38 comments:

  1. I love these! I also love that you have some outside storage that doesn't have to be that awful looking rubbermaid plastic stuff!

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  2. Very clever! They turned out beautiful!! I love that you can take the top off for storage!

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  3. I agree your paint job is much better than the original one and I love your stain choice I've been looking for a stain for my stair case railing and I think I found it thank you!!

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  4. They look fabulous. Such a great idea. The shape and size of them are wonderful. Beautiful patio furn. too. Hugs, Marty

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  5. Great job! Not only do they look great, but they serve double duty!

    ~ Tracy

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  6. Just lovely! You gotta love the power of paint!!!! :D

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  7. These are adorable. I showed them to my husband and we are going to make some for our cottage in WK.

    Thanks for posting and you did another fabulous job.

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  8. How great ae these? I was just thinking, as I read the post, 'Oooh, you could use those for storagee!' but you beat me to it!

    So oringinal and cool!

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  9. How strange....I thought I was following your blog but it turns out I wasn't. Anyway, here I am again....now your newest fan!!

    Thank you for stopping by Modern Country Style. Looking forward to hearing more of you...and you of me!

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  10. And they look fantastic!!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  11. You have such great idea's. This one is fantastic. Love it.

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  12. Amazing! Those pots cost a fortune, and I have always wanted them. I'll have to head to the craft store to see what I can find!
    Thanks for your visit. I'm looking forward to catching up on your blog!
    Cheers, Andrea

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  13. Great repurposing. Your tables look wonderful.

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  14. They look great! I love that idea :)

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  15. Kate @ Weekend CharmSeptember 16, 2010 at 9:55 PM

    LOVE this!! Have you decided what to put inside these beautiful tables?

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  16. oh my goodness...aren't you just the little domestic goddess????? Totally adorable!! Also, looks like so much fun w/ your boys on the road trip ~ love that hotel pool....we are a water family too. :) What gorgeous scenery. Wow!!

    Take care dear!
    Shellagh

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  17. those are GORGEOUS! Im seriously drooling over here!
    love love love...
    ~Tana

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  18. These are gorgeous! How creative!

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  19. I have always loved the Anduze pots. Great idea for a table!

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  20. You are so clever, these tables are the best. Thanks so much for sharing, you should definitely link these up to a diy party, such a great idea and they look great too.
    Donna xx

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  21. Wow, that's so creative!! Great job! Thanks for stopping by a dash of parsley!

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  22. This is so cute. I love the finish and the wood top looks great against the pottery!

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  23. That is such a great idea!
    Just perfect!
    Love, love, love them!

    Lovely greetings...:)

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  24. love them! you are just too clever. in fact I want them!

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  25. Lisa, these are FABULOUS!!! I love them and even more so because you can use them as storage - what a very clever idea:) Awesome job!! ~ Txx

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  26. I especially love that you can store stuff inside! Kay

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  27. These came out terrific, I really love them! I have a couple pots that I'm thinking of painting over too..someday, lol

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  28. How pretty! What a clever idea...and with storage too? Love that!

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  29. I love this project. I'm now going to look at some of my patio pots. Such a creative way to make tables. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. I LOVE them! I recently bought some fiberglass urns from Lowes that I were on clearance with an additional discount because the finish was flaking off. I had the same idea you did about using paint with a chocolate glaze on top but Im not sure what kind if primer to use. I was thinking of going with the primer made for plastic but I thought you might have a better suggestion. What kind of primer did you use?

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  31. These are beautiful, Lisa! I love them. Your patio is very lovely! Amen to the faux plants (apparently the only thing I can keep alive). My gardenia just bit the dust. My next plant will actually have the will to live.

    Hugs,
    Jami

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  32. I love this idea! I'm thinking it would be perfect for side tables in my home.

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  33. Absoulutely LOVE your side tables! We live in Florida so we can't really use wood outdoors unfortunately - so I'll have to think of another way I can incorporate something like this into my lanai. I'm too afraid to use glass b/c I have little ones. I wonder what else could work? Beautiful, beautiful job. Thanks for inspiring me!

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