A QUICK AND EASY SALVAGED 80’s PLANT STAND MAKEOVER | BEFORE AND AFTER
Hi, sweet #sifamily. How are you doing? I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy.
I’m not feeling my creative-best this week and I’m guessing I’m not alone. That said, I’m trying to be compassionate with myself… and I hope you’re doing the same. 💕
I know we’re all doing our best to navigate what’s going on in the world and trying to make sense of our new reality.
This week, I’m sharing a small project that I did for my own home a while back.
I had this salvaged plant stand hanging around in my craft room for years. The rooster mosaic was cute, but not my style and it was rough around the edges – literally. Ouch!
I swapped out the rooster tile for a more modern stencil design. Super quick and easy and here’s the after. What do you think?
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- 80’s Plant Stand – SALVAGED
- Scrap Piece of Wood
- Foam Brush
- Heidi Swapp Lattice Stencil
- Clear Wax
80’s PLANT STAND MAKEOVER
I started by smashing out the rooster tile and removing the boards it was glued on to.
I was left with this open frame.
I traced the exact shape of the top with a pencil and cut the wood to size. A jigsaw works really nicely when cutting wood with any rounded curves.
Once it was cut and sanded I dropped it in to make sure it was the perfect fit before painting.
I painted the base coat in this white and stenciled the lattice in this black. This Heidi Swapp Lattice Stencil is perfect for small projects!
I like this much better than the rooster that was always scratching me.
This was a super quick and easy project and I hope it’s given you a few ideas to repurpose old items you have lying around your home.
Before I sign off for today, I just want to acknowledge everyone out there doing their part and staying at home. 🙏
To all of you in health care, working our grocery stores and providing food/produce, delivery drivers and mail carriers, pharmacists and public transportation workers… to ALL you essential workers out there, A HUGE DEBT OF GRATITUDE! You are the heroes of today!
LET ME KNOW HOW YOU’RE DOING… OR FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU. IT MAKES MY DAY! 🙂
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Maryellen Webber says
I would have never thought of replacing the tile with a piece of wood. Love the stencil design. Great job!
My husband and son are home with me. My son is on Spring break this week. I feel bad that we can’t take him anywhere fun. I am making cards for hospital staff and seniors at a nursing home. I have to do something positive or I’ll go crazy. Not literally! Hope you are doing well.
So nice that you get to spend time with your son Maryellen! And I’m the same. I have to push myself a little more (these days) to start a project, but once I do I feel so much better. What a great idea making cards!!!
Peg Rop says
Love this! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you Peg! 🙂
This is a cute makeover Denise. I love the succulent plant! ~ Nicki
Thanks Nicki. It was from Pier 1 before they closed. Thats’ too bad, because I really liked that store.
What an upgrade! I see these often and no can’t wait to get my hands on one. Thank you for sharing your beautiful craftsmanship, I love your work.
Thanks Cassie! x
Doris Pederson says
Hi! I love your modern take on a cool iron plant stand,
I have an unrelated question about chalk paint. My friend gave me a (craft) bottle of Dried up chalk paint. Will adding distilled water be enough to refurbish it?
Thanks for considering my question.
Hmmm, I’m not sure Doris. I think it depends on the chalk paint and how dried up it is. That said, if it was me, I’d give it a go! If the paints not usable in the dried up state, you have nothing to lose. 🙂
Sue osborne says
Thank you, Denise, just for showing up in my email today.
I am learning so much and getting all sorts of inspiration from your blog- the current and also checking out your past projects.
You have no idea how much I look forward to your “sharing”, along with the other bloggers I subscribe to.
You might just actually be classified as mental health workers right now!
Be safe, be kind to yourself, take a deep breath (let it out, lol) and have hope.
Today I heard someone very smart say, that having hope makes us be responsible for it, to take action however we can, to make good things happen. You give me hope.
This touches my heart Sue, thank you! It does feel a little awkward to be sharing/blogging and doing DIY projects in these times but I’m doing my best to stick to some sort of routine. It definitely helps cut down on stress and gives my mind a little relief from worry. And if I can share even a smidgen with that with you guys that’s an added bonus!!! Thanks so much for your beautiful words and stay well Sue. XOXO
Susan McConnell says
WOW, Denise! Such a simple redo, but elegant results! That stand has beautiful, simple curves! Great idea, applied!
I lost my job, due to being very sick with pneumonia (I team drove an 18 wheeler OTR, with my husband.). Since I decided to go ahead and retire, I’m now home full time, and still recovering, I am doing projects that I never had time for when on the road.
I live on a small farm in a tiny Missouri town. I’m trimming trees, prepping my orchards and berries for the season, stripping wallpaper, painting, laying plank flooring, doing design/build on making some furniture, building raised garden beds, planting a huge garden, making homemade cold-process artisan soap, AND, most favoritely (is that a word? lol), I got me 12 new baby chicks!!! I have them in big bins in my kitchen right now, and am teaching my 2 German Shepherds that they are NOT peeping snacks! LOL. I need to build a coop/tractor, and fence a yard for them, but theyre too small for it, for a while yet. I’m not doing too bad for an old woman, huh?
I’m thinking about painting Cluckingham Palace over my coop door, and naming all my hens either royal titles, or names, like Elizabeth, Kate, Duchess, Queen, etc. OR, maybe naming the coop The Breakfast Club, or The Dinner Club, and naming them something like Drumstick, Omelette, Hot Wings, Thighmaster, Over Easy, etc. What do you think?
I have acres of trees and flowers, and am planting more. One can never have too many flower gardens, can one?!? I’m studying herbs and natural medicinals, and making my own natural remedies. I’m trying to make a place that my 10 grandkiddos enjoy coming to.
I’m doing many more things, as well, but I dont want to bore your community.
I’m living the life, and am blessed and grateful for the beautiful gift of each day. I try to be encouraging, to make life just a little bit better, and happier, for every single person I come in contact with. Even ‘social distancing’ cant squelch the Love of God, thru me!!
You continue to inspire me in a variety of ways! Thank you!!
Oh Susan, I had a smile on my face from start to finish reading this!!! I could take a tip or two from you – believe me. I have SOOOOO many home projects to tackle. This is an ideal time for everyone to make the best use of their time at home and it sounds like you got it going on! I LOVE your Cluckingham Palace idea, LOL. Enjoy your gardening and baby chicks and I’m wishing you and your loved ones good health. YOU are an inspiration! XOXO
I love this lattice design and ordered the stencil right away. I have just the project for it. Thanks.
Hi Lori! I love it too… perfect for small projects! Have fun with it. I know you’ll create something gorgeous. 🙂
Hi Denise. What a sweet little plant stand makeover. You totally updated it. Thanks for sharing this smaller project to give us inspiration while we are all stuck at home. And I agree….our doctors, nurses, truckers, grocery store workers (and countless other front line workers) are the true heroes. Xox
True heroes for sure! And so glad you like the nightstand, my friend. Hope you’re doing well. XOXO
Amaze balls !!! You make everything look good again! 🙂
You’re sweet Julie… thank you! XOXO
Good morning Denise! Love the new look and that stencil looks so dimensional and goes great with you decor! thanks for the ideas!
Good morning!! Thanks so much Gwen! XOXO
So much better! Way better than the original!
Thanks, Patricia…I think so too… not to mention I took some pleasure in smashing that Rooster…lol 😉
Cecilia from Georgia says
Black and white is so classy! I tried to remove a cracked tile from a cute box and it was not meant to be removed! I applaud you for taking all those broken pieces off. Thank you for your make-over inspirations and positive outlook during this unsettling time. Together, we will get through and hopefully be better for enduring the crisis.
Thank Cecilia! And yes, I think we WILL come out better for enduring this crisis. I believe people will REALLY appreciate being around people again. Not to mention social activities and events. Things we often take for granted. I know my perspective has certainly changed in this short time!