Shabby Plant Stand Makeover

As of late, paint and I have become BFF’s. Free finds begging for a makeover are also in our clique.  We all had a party a couple weeks back and had a fabulous time. I received a planter stand from the Man’s Mama that she found for free and picked up for me! She’s a serious enabler when it comes to my DIY addiction. It was a dark brown wood and in definite need of some sprucing up.

Basket Planter Before

(Notice again my use of grapefruits to keep my drop cloth in place. My offer still stands…does anyone want some? Anyone?)

 Because I planned on using the stand outside, I just used some basic white satin, Rust-Oleum spray paint that I had on hand and gave it a good coating. It adheres well to wood and plastic, so it was a good option.

Planter Spray Paint

Because the wood was so dark, it ended up needing 2 coats. I painted the bottom half, let it dry and then flipped it over to paint the top. I had to give the basket part a couple more coats to get into all the cracks and crevices. While it was drying I went to a local greenhouse and bought some beautiful red-orange Gerber Daisies, they’re one of my all-time favorites. Here is what the final product looked like! She has great legs, don’t you think?

Basket Planter After

So before you throw that old stand or planter out, try giving it some new life with a bright coat of paint. You’ll be amazed at the transformation! A bright, bold color would really transform this kind of piece and add a pop of color to your space. In this case I wanted to use white because of the colors on our porch. The white stands out and creates a cohesive look with the furniture, in the future I would love to paint it a bright aqua/teal color!

Basket Planter Compare

Don’t forget to pin this for DIY inspiration!
Stay tuned for my next project, I promise you won’t be disappointed with this one!
(Hint: I’ll be painting some tough surfaces!) xo




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