One of my contributors on Infarrantly Creative is Brook from Being Brook. She is a master at knock offs and building furniture. She created these beautiful cedar planters for only $12 using some plans from Ana White. She decided to spray paint them and I love how the wood grain still shows through.
You can find similar ones at many stores but the ones I found where from Target and were called the Square Lexington Planter.
Go visit Being Brook for more information.