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How to Turn a Wire Hamper Into a DIY Patio Table

How to Turn a Wire Hamper Into a DIY Patio Table

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If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen the sneak peek of this DIY patio table project that I posted last week. Well as promised, here is the full reveal & tutorial!

First though, I want to give you a little bit of context. Last year, I replaced our wire hamper with this amazing laundry organizer from Amazon*. I did so because the bag for our wire hamper had ripped & it was beyond repair, & also because I wanted to have a way to sort our laundry as we go during the week. I was about to throw out the wire hamper frame along with the bag when my husband suggested that we turn it into a small table for our patio.

So I went through my options & finally figured out the perfect thing to turn into the table top. It may surprise you!

Keep reading for a list of materials I used & the steps you’ll need to follow to make one of your own!

How to Turn a Wire Hamper Into a DIY Patio Table

MATERIALS YOU’LL NEED:

 

Here’s how everything looked before I started:

How to Turn a Wire Hamper Into a DIY Patio Table

And this is how the hamper looked with the new pizza pan sitting on top before I busted out the spray paint!

How to Turn a Wire Hamper Into a DIY Patio Table

 

How to Make a DIY Patio Table

Step 1: Spray paint the hamper and pizza pan

I used Rustoleum’s Paint & Primer Spray Paint in the color Glossy Black for this project. Even though I am typically a matte-finish kind of gal, the glossy finish was a practical choice because I knew it’d be easier to clean.

Optionally, you can also do a final coat of clear lacquer spray paint, which will help protect your table from the elements!

How to Turn a Wire Hamper Into a DIY Patio Table

Step 2: Glue together the wire frame and pizza pan

I used Gorilla glue for this part, & it has held up very well for the past few months! (Yes, months. That’s how far behind I get sometimes on posting my projects! Oops.)

Basically, what you need to do is smother all the parts where the wire frame comes into contact with the pizza pan with as much Gorilla Glue as possible.

Wait for it to dry, & then you’re done!

How to Turn a Wire Hamper Into a DIY Patio Table

Here’s how the finished product looks!

How to Turn a Wire Hamper Into a DIY Patio Table

 

I styled it with my mug full of tea & a few books that I’d love to have by my side while reading on my patio.

How to Turn a Wire Hamper Into a DIY Patio Table

PS- We scored this patio furniture set off Craigslist last week (for $60!!) & I just ordered these seat*Β & bench* cushions in the color sea glass (on major sale) to go with it!

I can’t wait to give you guys a tour of our revamped patio very soon. And I’ll definitely be using this side table way more once we have the furniture ready to go!

How to Turn a Wire Hamper Into a DIY Patio Table

Also, you might recognize thisΒ lavender luminary as the same one I made in this post.

I’m excited to keep using it to repel those nasty insects as we spend more time out here this season!Β 

How to Turn a Wire Hamper Into a DIY Patio Table

 

 

 

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11 Comments

  • Reply
    Ola
    August 23, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    Now that is called thinking outside the box! I bet that hamper would make a really nice trellis for a tomato garden too.

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    Habiba
    August 23, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    Who would have thought that the top is a pizza plate? I am always amazed how creative we all are <3 I bought a wire basket in pink the other day to store my stash of gift wrapping paper but now you got me thinking…

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      Create Pray Love
      August 25, 2017 at 11:36 pm

      I know, it took me forever to figure out what to use for the top! I’m so glad I didn’t have to spend ages cutting wood or something πŸ˜‰ I am so glad to have inspired you! Can’t wait to see what you end up doing with your basket πŸ™‚

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      Fran
      December 9, 2017 at 8:59 am

      You could buy a pizza with holes in it – no drilling required!

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        Fran
        December 9, 2017 at 9:00 am

        Oops! I meant pizza PAN – I don’t think a pizza would work!

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    Emy
    August 24, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Love this DIY! So cute!

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    Bryan
    August 25, 2017 at 10:07 am

    For those living in areas that get more rain than we do here in southern CA, you might drill a couple of holes in the pizza pan for drainage. A shallow pan of water is a wonderful place to breed mosquitoes!

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      Create Pray Love
      August 25, 2017 at 11:44 pm

      Ha! So true. I love the rain, but I’m glad we don’t get that much of it for reasons like this. πŸ˜‰

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