Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Trash to Treasure-Plant Stand Makeover

Just like a lot of you,  I have many projects that I am simultaneously working on and now that we FINALLY  have decent weather in Missouri I can finish my painting projects that were on hold most of the summer due to the heat...and check this one on off my list!

I got this plant stand for $3 at a garage sale that nobody wanted. It was dusty, dull, and looked like a 1970s reject, but when I saw it I immediately had a spot for it.....and the rest was history!

See the dust? EEwwww......and the groovy 1970's curves???? LOL

Dirty to say the least. YUCK!

So after a good cleaning and a little bit of this-

I got this-

See how clean and colorful she is now???? Just from changing her color with some spray paint. Wowza!

And she was now dressed and ready for her big debut with her other patio friends-


Much prettier in yellow! Dontcha think???

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Just by cleaning it up and giving it a coat of new paint in a cheery yellow color, this plant stand was transformed into a piece worth keeping.

And now I am in addicted to this soft buttery yellow color and can't wait to incorporate this plant stand into my fall patio decor.

I always remind myself after a project like this that you can't ever underestimate the power of paint!

Thanks for stopping by! What do you think about my color choice?


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  1. It looks fantastic! I love that color, perfect for summer but also able to be an accent in fall! Of course I want to dab some glaze into those wonderful curves on the base!

  2. I'm glad you liked the color and I agree with you....I think it will look good for both fall and summer. And its funny that you mention dabbing some glaze onto the curves because I had thought about doing something like that but I didn't do it. I was so in love with the yellow color that I was afraid to do anything else to it! LOL :)

  3. What a gorgeous yellow--I love it, Jennifer! And I love a good spray paint project. This one turned out so lovely, and now I can't wait to see how you use it for fall decorating. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today and leaving such nice comments--I do appreciate it!

  4. I have a very similar piece that is all wood. I painted it white and distressed it. I think it will look good with pumpkins on the little shelves this fall. I can't wait to see what you do. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Beautiful! Don't you just love what a $4.00 can of spray paint can do!

  6. That is just an amazing makeover!! I'm so glad you were able to see the potential!

  7. Beautiful plant stand! Great find!

  8. love the pretty color, jennifer! isn't paint great?!

  9. Love the color! I think I would have been one of those people who walked past the dirty plant stand! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  10. Looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.


  11. What a great planter! Thanks for linking up to our Pretty Things party. Hope to see you back next week!

  12. Wow! What an amazing piece - I love the color you chose! Well done! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  13. Such a pretty and soft shade of yellow Jennifer. It looks so different - great job. Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday.


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