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Sea Shell Table

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This is one of my first original creations. You to can make this beautiful table so easily, and with just a few supplies you may have on hand. Put it by your pool or between two chairs, and just wait for all the compliments you get!!

This is a pic of what you will need:


I had a 20″ terra cotta pot that I painted yellow. Be sure to use a outdoor paint. I used Rustoleum 2x coverage and sprayed the outside and inside of the pot.  I purchased a bag of sand at a home improvement center, and a 24″ glass top. I already had a bag shells. You will also need some cardboard to tear up and if you have it….styrofoam. A terra cotta pot is very heavy. I wanted to be able to move it around without hurting myself…so I gathered pieces of Styrofoam and cardboard to fill the pot 2/3 up from top, this would keep the pot from being too heavy.


I cut a circle from cardboard that fit pretty good on top.


Then I added the sand.


Then you just add your shells and 18″ glass top  That is the link to the glass top. I found it the least expensive there at Amazon…ships free.



There you go! A cute outdoor table!


And just wait for all the compliments!!!! Since last summer, The lounge chairs and table have gone into the backyard. What color!! Love it!



46 thoughts on “Sea Shell Table

    1. I purchased through Bed Bath Beyond online…they no longer carry it. Walmart and other same kinds of stores carry them. They are for those small tables designed to put tablecloth and then glass on. Check online. The glass since I posted this…has gone up in price. But it is totally worth it Dee ….Everyone that see’s it here…falls in love with it.


  1. nice idea… also, .i can’t recall if i sent this already but,,, I thank you for the “follow.” I shall endeavor to inform and amuse…and, above all, always try to be interesting. continue..


  2. Thank you, the Sea Shell Table is one of my favorite ideas!I look forward to your interesting articles! Thank you!


    1. That is sooo great! I am so happy this inspired you to make one for yourself! Get ready for the compliments!!!!


  3. oh, i love this idea, kelley. thanks for reading and following my blog and now that i’ve found yours, i will be doing the same. you have so many wonderful, creative ideas. ) best, beth


  4. Thank you for the follow Kelley. I love this idea, what a happy little table you have created. And thank you for the tip of adding polystyrene and cardboard to save on the weight. I wouldn’t have thought of that.


  5. Thanks so much for following our blog, Oh, the Places We See. We love DIY projects — living in Knoxville where the DIY network originates helps — so your blog is right up our alley! Best wishes for finding and producing more of what you’ve already shown — original, quality ideas for living.

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    1. Your so lucky….actually they are really lucky I don’t live near…I would be there watching their projects and bugging them. I am so glad we found each others site. I love DIY. I also like making them easy and inexpensively. Thank you and best wishes to you in your happy travels.

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  6. Hi Kelley! This is really cool – thank you for sharing the idea and the simple instructions. I appreciate DIY projects and you just make this easy, creative and fun.
    Thanks as well for the follow. It’s really lovely to have you on my blog.
    Blessings 🙂

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