HOW TO TRANSFORM A SAD CURB-SHOPPED PLANT STAND INTO A MARBLE BEAUTY USING A FUN PAINT POURING TECHNIQUE!
Today is an exciting day my friends! It’s my first official Trash To Treasure makeover with the talented T2T crew! For those of you visiting for the very first time, a BIG WARM WELCOME! To my #sifamily, we’ll be joining these creative ladies on the second Tuesday of each month. I’m thrilled to have been asked to join because I take transforming trash seriously. Okay, maybe ‘seriously’ isn’t the right word, but I get a serious HIGH when I curb-shop something with potential! 😉 I taught myself how to paint furniture with curb-finds …and years later, breathing life into something trash bound is still my favorite kind of makeover!
As luck would have it, I was asked to join T2T on a Tuesday and two days later, while taking my morning walk with Gidgy, I spotted this sad-looking plant stand in the snow. It was missing the third leg but the rest of it was in pretty good shape.
Check out the difference some hairpin legs and a fun marble pour painting technique can do!
What do you think? Doesn’t this paint pour finish look like marble?!
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HOW TO: MARBLE POUR PAINTING
STEP 1 – CLEAN
An #sifamily member reached out this week asking me what my go-to cleaning supplies are. I have 3 spray bottles. One filled with 50/50 vinegar-water mix for projects that are not ‘that’ dirty. I have another spray bottle filled with TSP + water for heavy-duty cleaning. I can never remember the ratio so I read the direction every time, but very little is needed. My third spray bottle is plain tap water for rinsing. I spray and use a large car sponge to wipe off the dirt. Spray and repeat until the sponge comes out clean. Then spray with the clean water to remove any residue. For this plant stand, TSP and water was used.
STEP 2 – INSTALL HAIRPIN LEGS
After removing the pedestal and legs, I measured and drilled three 8″ hairpin legs onto the backside of the plantstand top. I’ve kept the pedestal and 2 legs because I’ll find another use for them on another project.
STEP 3 – PRIME
I primed the top with BIN Shellac Primer.
STEP 4 – PREPARE PAINTS FOR THE POUR
For this marble look, you can go as light or dark as you like. I picked more contrasting colors and also added in some Silver Bullet metallics for interest. Each color was mixed separately (in a plastic cup) with equal amounts of Floetrol. This Flotrol helps the paint move around and gives the paint extra time to settle and lay flat.
STEP 5 – COMBINE COLORS
In a new plastic cup, I combined my paint layering one color on top of another. I started by pouring in the Cotton, then added some silver metallic, and finally some Coffee Bean and finishing with the Cotton.
STEP 6 – POUR THE PAINT
Now for the fun. I poured the paint onto the plant stand top and let it glide and slide while tipping it back and forth making sure the entire top was covered — including the sides. I did a pour painting video on some Christmas Ornaments. This is the exact same process but on a larger and flatter surface. Once I was happy with the look, I set it down and let it dry overnight.
STEP 7 – TOPCOAT / PROTECT
Because I’m going to use this for ‘live’ plants which will need watering, I used this topcoat. Gator Hide is not only water-resistant (like most topcoats) but it’s actually waterproof. This way if I have any watering mishaps, I know my marble plant stand is 100% protected.
And here’s the finished look!
I’m not sure I’ll be keeping this plant or plant holder on this stand but regardless of what plant I decide to use it for, it adds a lot of character! It’s also really heavy duty for larger plants if that’s what I choose to use.
And now for some more fun! Don’t forget my Trash To Treasure friends are sharing their favorite T2T makeovers today too!
I know you’re going to LOVE what this creative team of girls do. Below are their BEFORE photos so feel free to visit the links underneath to see the amazing AFTERS and how they did it! I’ll meet you there. I’m heading over to take a peek myself! x
5. Salvaged Inspirations (so happy you’re here!)
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS ‘MARBLE POUR PAINTED’ PLANT STAND … OR FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU.
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Wishing you a beautiful day filled with inspiration and Happy Painting friends!
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