Hi everyone! It’s Jamie from SouthernRevivals.com here today to share with you a super cute, super simple way to make a very unique side table. How to make a side table from an old owl plant stand.
I don’t know about you but if it’s gold or an owl, I love it. And if it isn’t suppose to be furniture and I can turn it into furniture, even better! My sister-in-law once visited a thrift store and found this old owl planter. She said every time she went in it called out to her. Just as if it was holding a sign saying – ‘Cute, Right?’ She resisted as long as she could. What did she need an old owl planter for anyway? But she did need a side table for her daughter’s playroom. From there, an idea was born. We could repurpose this vintage owl into one gorgeous side table! And it had to be gold. The trick to spray painting is to be sure you get your project from every angle. And remember, thin repeated coats are better than trying to paint it all with the first, or even second, coat. Patience. Spray painting can get a little messy especially if you’re me. But then it makes everything prettier even your fingers. Especially if it’s gold. Just call me Gold Finger! We wanted the table to be safe for my niece so we debated on what to use for a top. We even considered wood but in the end we realized that not only is glass best from a design standpoint but it can also be really safe. I had a local glass shop cut a round glass top out of shatterproof glass, the same as they use in windshields. The edges are also beveled and smooth. You can have the glass shop attach your top to your project for you if you prefer but since I had adhesive silicone on hand I just used that. It dries clear! Just place a large dollop in the center or a small bead of it, but not too close to the edge, around the top of your planter. Carefully place and position your glass on top. If you can’t clamp it, as I couldn’t with this project, place something heavy on it until it dries completely. And that’s it! The glass top cost us $15, add spray paint at around $7 for 2 cans and we wound up spending less than an addition $25 to create this amazing statement piece for her daughter’s playroom. So go ahead, let your imagination loose! What will you turn into a piece of furniture?
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HA! My hands get just as bad when I spray paint too, especially with the metallics for some reason. Love how your table turned out, the owl looks amazing in gold. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Thanks Meg! I am a messy spray painter for sure but I don’t mind so much with the gold! LOL
Awesome Ms. Gold Finger! 🙂 That is quite the transformation and I adore it! Thank you!!!
Thanks so much Christina!
Ms. Gold Finger 😉