Are you looking for an outdoor end table with storage? This is a super easy and inexpensive DIY that also doubles as a cooler.
I am super excited about this project and can’t wait to share it with you. These are easy and inexpensive patio side tables that can double as a cooler! So useful and the best part is that you can take it with you – football games, parties, camping, etc.
Everyone needs outdoor side tables. I like this particular project because you can take it with you and fill it will all kind’s of snacks, beverages and other things.
End Table with Storage Materials
You’ll need a 15″ plastic flower pot and a pizza pan to create the table. I got both of mine from Walmart.
End Table with Storage Instructions
I was working with Hometalk on a video for this and we talked about options to spruce it up a bit more. We decided to try and give it a galvanized steel look. (Thanks Kara for the idea and help.)
Optional Step – I used Rustoleum paint, sprayed it, let dry completely, and I waited 24 hours before it was ready for use. I chose Rustoleum because it is weather resistant and won’t peel. This way I can keep my accent table on the deck.
Here comes the fun part! Add some ice to the inside of your flower pot.
Fill the flower pot with a variety of your favorite drinks for everyone.
Put your pizza pan on top and it will serve as the table top.
So simple and now you’re ready to enjoy your side table in any outdoor space!
When you’re ready for a beverage – open the lid…
Everyone can get what they want.
It’s transportable and weather-resistant. It is a great gift idea, & useful for holidays and backyard parties. We love ours and are so happy with how light, useful, and portable it is.
End Table with Storage Video
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More furniture DIYs
Maybe you want to make another outdoor accent table, check these out for inspiration.
- How To Make A Cinder Block Bench
- Upcycled Thrift Store Wooden Bench
- Repurposed Plant Stand and Patio Furniture
Now you could change it up and add a glass tabletop to it, but I always wanted to avoid cracking and that is why I went with the pizza pan. This stainless steel hardware will hold up over time. You could pick a resin wicker flower pot as well.
Grab some other essentials while you are at it, and maybe DIY an outdoor coffee table, or purchase a patio coffee table. These simple ideas can help change the look of your patio.