Plant Stand Shelf Project

by - June 03, 2017

There is an old quote that goes "One man's trash is another man's treasure." 
Well that surely was true for this piece I found.

A few weeks ago I went with my friend Ashley to a 'Pre-garage sale'. I say [pre] as the sale wasn't for another few days. However, we still ended up there. She bought some furniture and as they were loading it into the tray of the van, there it was. This 4 shelf wooden stand. 

'I've been looking for something like that for so long for my plants!' I exclaimed to myself.

I then asked the lady if it was for sale and she said 'Yes. You can take it for $100' ($17 USD)  SOLD!!!
I was super excited.

The following morning I went to collect the piece. Luckily it can all unscrew so I was able to take off the first shelf to fit it into the trunk of my van and I loved it so much at that height, that --- well, I just never put it back on.

It took me a while to get around to purchasing the paint as I wasn't sure how I wanted to pretty it up. Then on Monday I found myself standing, staring at all the samples laid infront of me and there it
was ! 

I fell so in-love with these two colours from Valspar Paints I just have to share : French Blue & Poppy ! 

Then I got to disassembling the shelf and to painting.

I added a few plants & herbs and used some mosaic tiles pieces I got for a base.
 The box to the bottom where I keep my stones, orchid feed, etc, all I did was take an old cardboard box and covered it in some material I had laying about. I think it fits perfectly.

I am so happy how it came out & look at the colours! They dried so beautifully.

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  1. I love posts like this! I love garage and rummage sales, because you never know what treasures you'll find. You did a great job, and the colors pop wonderfully! I can imagine so many good things to put on it!

  2. I love such furniture.And love the colors that you painted...a great combination!

  3. That looks so nice! I wish I could be creative enough to refinish something like this.

  4. Now that is a wonderful piece! I love th colors as they are perfect for summer. :)

  5. That turned out really cute!

  6. This is amazing! You did an incredible job!

  7. This is such a fun craft! My mom is all about painting furniture- she would love this inspo.

    Much love,
    Ashley |

  8. LOVE the colour contrast!! I adore DIY and upcycling any old item I find and you have done an amazing job!

  9. Love the colours you chose! DIY furniture is so much fun!

  10. Awesome post! I'm planning on making a shelf too for my books. Would keep these painting tips in mind. :)

  11. Wow what a transformation! Love the colours!

  12. That looks amazing. I love DIY projects like these. They're easy to do and so much better than having to buy! Sometimes I look at those very simple desks or shelves like this that costs £££, and I think, I can make that! I did something similar with Andalusian hanging pots, I saw them in the shops and they cost about 15euros each! So I made my own instead, saved me some moolah and I'm very proud of them! :D .


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