Thrifted Plant Stand Gets Farmhouse Chic Makeover

Do you ever find yourself walking through a garage sale or thrift store and spy something that you just can’t help feeling sorry for? Like, “Aww…poor thing, I must take you home and give you new life” kinda thing? That’s what happened to me when I saw this…let’s say “dated” to be nice, bamboo stand. I just had to give this thrifted plant stand a fresh new look. I want to show you how easy it can be to create the look you are after in your own home on a budget.

Thrifted Plant Stand Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

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If you follow me on social media, you know that I have caused an injury to my right shoulder. It’s something that I knew would happen at some time or another because of all the factory and laborious jobs I’ve had with repetitive motions would catch up to me. I am taking it easy on it and researching my alternatives. Meanwhile, like the stubborn nut I am, …I’m using my left arm. ha! That’s when this song pops in my head:

ain’t nothing gonna hold me back. ain’t nothin’ gonna slow me down. oh no. i’ve got to keep on movin’.

If you know that artist and year that came out, you are as golden as I am. tee hee hee.

Boy, did I have a time getting the preformed foam out of there. I had to slice it up and then dig it out with my garden spade. It was quite the nasty project, but I got it done nonetheless. On to the fun part.

While I am typically infatuated with my paint sprayer and large shelter, I mentioned a while back in this post how I fell in love with this small spray shelter by HomeRight. It pops up in seconds, protects all areas, and folds down flat for awesome storage capabilities. To give this thrifted plant stand a new look, I just taped off an area for a contrasting stripe and popped it in my tent. Notice the left arm action going on.  😉

HomeRight Small Spray Shelter for Thrifted Plant Stand | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com


Since I used this awesome RustOleum paint, only one coat was needed. After letting it dry, I just peeled off the tape to reveal my wood stripe accent.

Removing Tape from Thrifted Planter | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Since I removed the flowers, you may be wondering what I was going to put inside the planter. Well, I had in my mind to use one of these gorgeous gallon glass jars I recently scored at a barn sale. This was one of those sales that is waaaay out in the boonies and while I’m driving I’m thinking to myself…”is this smart??” I did score a whole bunch of goodies that I’ve been having fun playing with.

Collection of Glass Jars from an Ohio Barn Sale | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Here is the thrifted plant stand with a whole new look.

Rustic Chic Basket Stand from Thrifted Plant Stand by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Repurposed Gallon Glass Jar to Hold Natural Grass Display | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

It looks fab in my bedroom as I normally have a gallon glass jar stuck inside a coconut skin basket with my grasses sticking out for a natural touch. All the stand needed was a little updating to give it new life.

Repurposed Thrifted Plant Stand gets Farmhouse Chic Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

As much as I love it, I’ve decided to add it to my shop as I don’t need it. sigh.. So if you would love to have this set as your own, you can find it for sale along with many other goodies.

Farmhouse Chic Bedroom with Thrifted Plant Stand turned Bottle Planter | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

I hope you find that this small project inspires you to look at an unwanted item differently, even taking something within your own home and making it new. It’s fun to shop your home.

I would love it if you would pin and share to inspire others, and support this one-armed mama.  😀

Thrifted Plant Stand Gets Farmhouse Chic Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Later on this week, I have a fun mudroom makeover for you that will include one of the biggest giveaways I have ever been a part of! (I’m just a tad excited) Stay tuned in by signing up for my newsletter in the sidebar or at the bottom of this post. Yay!

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More of my makeovers like this thrifted plant stand:

Create Your Own Repurposed Chalkboard Menu with Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.comA Once Damaged Dresser Gets a New Look with a Farmhouse Chic Style with Tips on How to Remove Veneer by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

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10 Comments

  • Debrashoppeno5

    What a sweet project. It turned out great. I hope your arm heals up quickly, it can be so painful.

    November 22, 2016 at 6:41 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you on both accounts, Debra. I’ve made some changes to my diet and daily use and my arm isn’t aching any more, but definitely is injured. 😉

      November 22, 2016 at 10:48 am Reply
  • Mary-the boondocks blog

    It looks so much better in white. And the stripe is a nice touch! Wishing you and your family a very blessed Thanksgiving!

    November 22, 2016 at 10:46 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks, Mary! I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season too!

      November 22, 2016 at 10:48 am Reply
  • Marie from The Interior Frugalista

    Oh goodness, how did I miss that you hurt your shoulder! So sorry to hear this, just what you need right now. I’m still seeing you EVERYWHERE so you haven’t skipped a beat, girl. I remember these plant stands, in fact, I think I owned one, and I also remember that song. It looks so much nicer now (pinning to share). Wishing you a speedy recovery and a very blessed Thanksgiving!
    Hugs,
    Marie

    November 22, 2016 at 2:01 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You’ve been busy, girl! Love that you owned one of these, Marie, because I’m sure they were all the rage at one time. I hope you, too, have a blessed holiday season. {{hugs!}}

      November 22, 2016 at 4:18 pm Reply
  • Cecilia

    Oh I hope your shoulder heals quickly! And who would of thought that plant stand could look good? (You did obviously!). I would have passed it right by. Amazing what a little paint can do. :o)
    A very Happy Thanksgiving to you!

    November 22, 2016 at 3:09 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you. Looks like I will need surgery at some point, but I don’t jump the gun. And yes, I’m a nut like that. Thank you, Cecilia! 😀

      November 22, 2016 at 4:18 pm Reply
  • Michelle

    Ouchie, that’s not nice at all – the arm not the beautiful plant stand you re-purposed 😉 Really hope you don’t have to have surgery Larissa but knowing you there ain’t nothing gonna hold you back ever. Happy Thanksgiving for yesterday and hope your arm feels a better soon so you can wow us with more.

    November 25, 2016 at 9:59 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Michelle. Yes, hoping that I can avoid all radiation and surgery, so prayers up for that. I hope you had a wonderful holiday too!

      November 27, 2016 at 6:09 am Reply

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