Alright friends time for another cheap DIY from infamous kris! This lost I’m focusing on plant stands. I especially love plant stands for two reasons, one is that they are small and usually cheap to make and secondly they are easy to find or make.
So for this one in particular I started with a lamp... yes you read that correctly. A horribly hideous broken lamp I acquired from a fellow vintage reseller in the area. Anyways this thing was attached to the bottom of an old vase that had been made into a lamp. So I simply removed the base and ended up with my new little plant stand, but....
The poor thing had seen much better days!
Plant stand: free
Sealer: 7-26$ depends on type and brand
DIY plant stand!
So I went to work filling in all he gouges and cracks. I used wall plaster. If you choose you can pick up a wood version at home depot or amazon fairly cheap. My next step was to sand it down to make it smooth I have recreate the lines. I started with 220 grit because plaster is already so soft you don’t need very hard stuff. I then moved to a 400 grit and finally 800! (Which is a polishing)
The final step after the paint completely dries is to put some kind of sealer on there. Not only to protect the paint but keep the plaster from getting damaged. I’m using mod Podge seal for now and then I’ll pour resin over the top to give it a water proof seal! Which is pretty important for a plant stand! HOWEVER... the pour resin I’m using if you chose to do the same, does not do well in extreme heat. It’s made to stay somewhat pliable but can become discolored or warp in the heat. After allowing it to dry completely you can now enjoy your new plant stand.