Monday, June 18, 2012

PLANT STAND GETS PAINTED AND REPURPOSED






Here is another weekend project.  I took this little plant stand that I had and decided it would be repurposed into a small bedside table. I made sure it was clean and then I took it outside to paint it.















I spray painted it using Rust-oleum's Painters Touch 2x paint in the same navy blue I used for  the mirror the other day.  That round thing under it is a Lazy Susan that I use for painting items, it makes it easier to rotate things as you paint them.  It came out very nice and I couldn't have been happier.









Here it is in its new home!  Because of the queen size bed on the small wall, there is not much space for a large piece of furniture like an end table.  All we needed was a place for an alarm clock.  So one plant stand, some spray paint, a crocheted doily and one wind up alarm clock later, we have an "end table" that fits the space and looks great.

23 comments:

becca said...

oh my gosh, not only is the color great, the idea of turning that plant stand into a small end table is genius. thanks. Keep up the good work.

kymber said...

it looks perfect in it's new home - good job 1st Man!

your friend,
kymber

Annie*s Granny said...

It looks fantastic! You are making me want to redecorate my entire house, and I have neither the time nor the energy!

nutmeg gardener said...

Beautiful! You really do have some nice ideas for using and decorating things!

Anonymous said...

Love it, love the color and that's a perfect little stand for what you need it for. Great idea. Hm, I have a plant stand I never knew what to do with, maybe I could just throw some paint on it too. ha.

jenny london said...

That is such a pretty color blue and it matches your bedding perfectly. Great! I love your blog by the way, I ready it every single day.

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

Looks great and is a perfect match! Go FM GO GO!

Tomato Thymes said...

Awesome as always!

Lisa

Texan said...

Very nice. I have some furniture projects I so need to get back to!

1st Man said...

Thanks! Yeah, I didn't need another plant stand and I did need something beside the bed. I love the blue too, it really came out exactly as I had pictured in my head, ha. Thanks again.

1st Man said...

thank you so much!

1st Man said...

Thank you....the time I understand, you have that amazing garden to tend to, but energy? Please, you probably have more than three or four of us put together!!! :-)

1st Man said...

Well thank you. It's all sort of new to me but I'm sharing as I do it! Please come back and visit!

1st Man said...

It's easy to do and can totally change a piece of furniture. And remember to just look at something and think of using it for something other than it's intended purpose. You can paint just about anything and make it good as new.

1st Man said...

I actually took a pillow sham with me to the store to find the best color blue.

Thanks for the nice words about the blog. Come back, we love visitors!!

1st Man said...

thank you!!! You inspired me with some of your recent projects!!

1st Man said...

Aww, you'll make me blush, ha. Thank you. AS ALWAYS!

1st Man said...

It's just been so hot outside, I figured I'd do some of this inside stuff. Of course, the painting has to be done outside. It dries fast though, that's one upside. :-)

The Stay @ Home-Gardener said...

Something had to hold that clock! It wasn't going to hold itself up, was it 1st.

The Stay @ Home-Gardener said...

Upside. Blah.

1st Man said...

Ha, yeah I guess depending on how you look at it. Some might consider that not an upside, lol.

1st Man said...

Well, I could have held it up, you know, until my arm got tired. :-)

Shellywellydoodlealltheday said...

I have just bought the exact same stand from a local charity shop - I'm intending to use it as a telephone table. I found your blog when seeking inspiration for how to paint it. Love the blue colour - its just downright regal. And the delicate contrast of the crocheted doily is a stroke of genius! Xx