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  1. Keisha Robinson says:

    Do you have an update on this? Do you still have it? If not, why? How long?
    I absolutely love this and want to make my own!!

  2. I would love something like this in my dining room! And no, I had no idea you could order succulents from Amazon! #MM

    1. Yup! It’s pretty amazing what you can find on there, isn’t it?!

  3. This is the cutest DIY centerpiece ever! I’ll have to save this for when I need a change on my table! Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thanks so much, Candace!

  4. What a beautiful project! I’ve been replanting my succulents as they get little babies for the last year. I have lots of pots outside, but I love it for the dining room. Might just steal this idea…

  5. I think it looks awesome and I kind of want to do this now 🙂

  6. Sorry about the dying plants. we’re having the same problem. Actually, we also had a similar idea for a a tabletop planter but with cement and grass.

  7. What a great way to add some greenery to your house! In case you haven’t seen it, your dishes in this month’s Matchbook magazine.

  8. Love your little succulent garden! That is so awesome! I think the white looks great too. And good to know you can order them from amazon. I had no idea!

  9. Awesome job you guys! Nice work all around! It looks fantastic on your table! If I didn’t think my kitty would get in that and try to eat everything all up (oh yes – cactus included) I would try to make one of my own!

  10. I love the idea of a Chevron pattern! And if the imperfections start to bug you, you can always cover it in fabric or paper with mod podge. I saw a great tutorial on Joyfolie about using glue and butcher paper as a floor treatment, but I think it would work great on your planter too!

    I also had a disappointing project, and strangely enough it also involves MDF. Last year, I built Ana White’s apothecary media console. The building part was fine, but the MDF was a freebie lot a friend gave me, and it was absolute crap. Once the console was done, it almost immediately started falling apart. I hated it. The shelves stuck, hinges kept coming loose, blech. I hated it. Finally I gave in and sold it on Craigslist for 40 bucks. It still makes me cringe to look at pictures of it!

  11. I love it! I think it was totally worth all your hard work 😀

  12. It looks great! I think going with white was a smart choice. The succulents and table settings POP. 🙂

  13. I love it, and I love that it’s custom-made to fit your dining room table! Great job!

  14. I love how it turned out and I really like the white!

  15. Love it! I can’t keep plants in my house because I tend to kill anything that doesn’t whine to get fed, but I like them in other peoples’ homes! Also, if you wanted to add back a bit of color you could always do a design on the planter, like chevron or some kind of stencil. 🙂

  16. I love the white. Perfect.

  17. hahaha I’ve been wondering about this project since you told me you bought so many succulents SO long ago! I see now why it didn’t go up sooner 😉 I think the end result looks fantastic though! I really love the white, and it looks wonderful on the table!

    We built the three huge planter boxes in our backyard, which ended up being 8’x2′. It was SUCH a pain and we also thought that it’d be a weekend project. Fat chance. It took us nearly a month to do, and we were lucky enough to have Dad’s help with some of it!