Before & After: Plastic Cactus to One-of-a-Kind Side Table

published Jul 28, 2015
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This plastic thrift store cactus was covered in sawdust and broken Southwestern dreams. When Naomi and Sage were tasked to turn it into something amazing, weaker competitors would’ve folded under this nearly impossible challenge. The after might just send you on a hunt for horrible Goodwill cacti:

(Image credit: Plaster & Disaster)

Mind. BLOWN.

From Naomi:

When we entered a competition to do a makeover of old thrift store junk, we had no idea what to expect. But we certainly didn’t expect a plastic cactus covered in glue and sawdust! After much brainstorming, we decided to transform it into the base for a quirky side table.

We painstakingly cleaned off the sawdust and glue, and then cut off the base and drilled a hole through the top through which we ran a metal pipe. We mounted the pipe onto two circular pieces of wood that we found at a home improvement store. Then, all that was left to do was spray paint it glossy white and enjoy our new side table!

For more photos and details, check out Plaster & Disaster.

Thank you Naomi & Sage!