Ombre Planter End Table DIY

Upgrade a planter into a stylish and colorful end table.

Ombre Planter End Table DIY
Ombre Planter End Table DIY
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Add a beautiful accent color to your living room with this Ombre Planter End Table DIY. This project takes a planter and repurposes it into a unique side table with a gradient effect. With the help of a stencil, the top of this end table has an interesting design that ties the whole color scheme together. This piece would look great in any living room, but it would also make a trendy nightstand in your bedroom. You can choose which colors to blend to create the ombre effect, making the color fade as gently or as starkly as you want!

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Materials List

  • Apple Barrel ® Colors - White, 8 oz.
  • Apple Barrel ® Colors - Turquoise, 8 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Stencil Value Packs - Bohemian, 12" x 12"
  • Folkart ® Brush Sets - Basecoating Set, 2 pc.
  • Folkart ® Brushes - Stencil 1" Carded
  • Stencil tape
  • Round planter with wooden base
  • 17½” Wood round
  • E6000 adhesive
  • Water basin
  • Paper plates
  • Paper towels


  1. Remove the round planter from the wooden base.

  2. Using a 2” brush, basecoat the round planter in White. Let dry.

  3. Place the round planter on a lazy Susan.

  4. Using a 2” brush, paint the bottom of the planter in Turquoise, spinning the planter to achieve an even coat.

  5. Using a different 2” brush, while the Turquoise is still wet, paint the top of the planter in White and continue down, blending the White into the Turquoise. Continue this process, blending the Turquoise up and the White down, while spinning the lazy Susan until you achieve a smooth “ombre’d” effect. Let dry.

  6. Using a clean 2” brush, basecoat the wood round in White. Let dry.

  7. Place the round Bohemian stencil (see project photo for reference) in the center of the wood round. Use stencil tape to hold the stencil in place.

  8. Using a 1” stencil brush, stencil the pattern in Turquoise. Let dry.

  9. Apply E6000 to the rim of the planter. Place the wood round centered on the planter. Let dry overnight.

  10. Place the planter back onto the wooden stand.

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