Old Plant Stand Makeover

Please welcome Deb from Lake Girl Paints!

I am a huge fan and I think you will be too, take it away Deb…

All smiles here!

I’m glad to be visiting at Debbie’s online home.

We have a lot in common

in our quest to refresh thrifty finds.

I have so many treasures in line to restore.

I’m going to share a couple of them today.

It was “love at first sight”

when I found this rope in the thrift barn for $5.

I knew I could find some fun use for it.

All of that textural loveliness will give my plant a needed “pick me up”.

So after soaking the rope in a bucket of bleach water

and laying out to dry,

 I wrapped and glued the rope

around my plastic pot.

That led to another idea.

What about giving this old plant stand

a new look.

This was a freebie.

But it just doesn’t have that fresh beach house vibe

that I’m going for.

So I cut some beadboard panels to fit around the sides

and hammered off the metal flourish

at the bottom of the stand.

Now it’s shaping up.

After base painting in a gray,

I brushed over in semi-gloss white

leaving random streaks of gray to show through.

Then a little bit of sanding

and a smidge of black glaze in a few places

and there you have it…

a cottagey beachy feel.

That will be such a nice complement to the sisal wrap.

You can find more of my Painted Furniture Tutorials Here.

Sand and Shells Dresser

Texture Blast Table

It was so nice to be here today

and meet friends that have the same

thrifty schemes to create fresh personality pieces!


Thanks Deb, you amaze me with your talent!

Go visit Lake Girl Paints, you’ll be glad you did!



  1. says

    I am definitely a fan of LakeGirlPaints. When Deb puts her brush to something the results are always wonderful. I’m making a mental note on covering the metal part of that stand…. I see those all the time at sales, how clever to cover it.


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