How to make an outdoor side table from a plate and a planter #Do It Yourself#backyard#patios#table May 15 2013 | Guest post by Metal Maggie I made a pair of outdoor side tables with just a couple of $2 plates and old plant holders. Here's how you can do this too! What I used: old plant holder metallic black spray paint sander block plate or surface to be used as table top strong glue Step one: Strip it I tried to get as much paint off as possible and then sanded it to a smoother surface. Step two: Sand it I peeled off the old paint that crumbled easily, then sanded it down with the block. Related Post Impress your cat with a DIY rainbow deck Let this cat introduce you to the latest and greatest in deck make-overs. Homie BubblesLeFay uploaded this photo to our Flickr pool and I just... Read more Step three: Paint it I used a black spray paint with a metallic finish. I think it makes it look fancy. Step four: Glue it I chose Gorilla Glue, but any good glue that bonds metal and plastic should work to secure the plate to the planter. Put enough adhesive on the bottom of the plate so that it grabs on well. Step five: Clamp it I couldn't actually clamp these so a big bottle or a bunch of books should do the trick. I used a nice heavy bottle of weed killer to act as my "clamp." Now they're perfect for holding your radio… …Or a cold drink on a hot day. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Guest post written by Metal Maggie Nurse by day, singer in a rock-cover band by night, I am a 28 year old Mexican-American female living in the depths of south Texas with my death-metal vocalist / anthropologist husband and our dog, Vinnie Paul (yes, named after the awesome drummer). https://www.facebook.com/maggiemena84?ref=tn_tnmn PREVIOUS 5 tips for dealing with feeling guilty after moving your kid far away from family and friends NEXT 20 minute dance party: how our family exercises together Show/Hide comments [ 5 ] You forgot to put how you got the awesome finish on the plate that you can see in the first and last photos!!! 1 agrees Reply My guess is that it's just the design of that plate. Think of the awesome table top possibilities with all the cool plate patterns out there! Reply That's a pretty cool idea. Love the extra design on the first plate (stoney/rocks stuff). Might be neat to use a Batman plate on mine… XD Reply Yes, the plate had the awesome design on it. Reply I normally cringe at DIY things as my thumbs are barely opposable, but this is a project I can get behind. Looks like the perfect place to rest my beer and ashtray. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.