Old sewing table turned colour popping planter

Sewing Table Machine Planter

Is there anything more inviting than a clean, well-furnished porch? Whether it’s a spacious front porch that greets guests or a back porch that’s perfect for entertaining, we all love the way a porch functions as an additional living room. That’s why it’s important to make the most of this outdoor space.

Think your porch needs a pop of color to make it more inviting? Why not repaint an old sewing table and turn it into a planter?

This DIY idea is an easy project you can finish over the weekend. If you’re an experienced DIY-er or upcycler, all you need is four hours to get this job done!

Sewing Table Machine Planter

Do you have an old sewing or side table in your home? You can also easily find one in your favorite local thrift store if you don’t have anything suitable.

Now choose your favorite color that you think will suit your porch and start converting that sewing table into an adorable planter! Plain bright colors will surely work for adding a pop color to your porch. If you’re feeling extra artistic, you can put some text or patterns on your table.

It’s really up to you, but if you need some inspiration then view our gallery below. We’ve also included ideas for turning a sewing machine base into a planter for those who want a more vintage/rustic look. 🙂


  • Old Sewing Table / Machine Base
  • Pot (for a sewing table)  / Crate (for a sewing machine base) — choose one that would fit your table/base
  • Paint (optional)
  • Plants of your choice
  • Scrap Wood (for support, if needed)
  • Sandpaper (for light sanding)
  • Polycrylic Spray
  • Stencil / Design of your choice (optional)


  • Trowel
  • Paintbrush
  • Handsaw (if needed)

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You can get step-by-step instructions here
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