Anyone remember these hammered metal side tables Target had several months ago? I had my eye on them for awhile. There was something about the size and the texture of them that I LOVED. I can't remember exactly how much they were upwards of $60/piece. Of course, all good things happen to those who wait, and I snagged these babies for a steal!!!!
When I picked up the table, I instantly saw this: Hello? I could be a planter on your patio!
First things first, we needed to put a few drain holes in.
I enlisted my son's help and within a few minutes, we had six new holes...
This was what they looked like after I planted. I loved them…however, when the afternoon sun hit the gold, they looked more like giant pineapple statues with flowers coming out of them. #fail
With all the hype about rub n buff, I decided to finally try it on these pieces to create more of a "antique" look on the outside of the container. I created a little more of a ombre look...a little more pronounced at the bottom and lighter on the top. I have to be honest… I wasn't impressed with the rub n buff. It could be that it isn't intended to be used on outside things, but it was really hard to keep it looking smooth. It dried instantly, making it very hard to work with.