Upcycled Plant Stand with Antique Flair

What kinda fun makes your pulse quicken? I could list many things, but one of the most exciting times is when I get a minute to dig into my stash of #trashure and create. Can you blame me? Seeing someone’s trash or cast off junk become something new is exhilarating! I know I’m not alone. What you see below are my own kitchen drawer fronts that are about to become an upcycled plant stand. Oh yeah!!

Upcycled Drawer Fronts Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

I’m sure many of you know I’m STILL in the finishing stages of our kitchen remodel. However, I did share a while back how I rebuilt a few of my drawers to look like antique crates in my kitchen cupboards. You can see the DIY fun HERE.

Rustic Farmhouse Kitchen Faux Crate Drawers by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Since I took apart my kitchen drawers, I just couldn’t bear to toss the drawer fronts. They’re wood and certainly have much life left. All they needed was a new purpose, and that’s where I come in.

First order of business was to assemble them. I used my clamps and my nailer to tack it all together.
Upcycled Drawer Fronts Turned Plant Stand by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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Since my goal was to create a plant stand, I needed to add legs. My handy-dandy stash came to the rescue as I picked out this set of antique table legs. They have the most gorgeous patina on them. You can read how I scored them at the garage sale to end all garage sales from this post. They just need a good cleaning.Antique Table Legs for Upcycled Plant Stand by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Now, you may be wondering how you would attach the legs to the box. If you saw my headboard bench I recently built, then you would see how it works. I simply made mitered boxes on my miter saw for each corner. Then, I attached the boxes using my Kreg Jig to make pocket holes.

How to Add Table Legs by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

To keep the miters tight, however, I assembled with wood glue and my nailer mentioned above. Before I could assemble the legs, I had to take the tops off with my miter saw. I leveled the legs, pre-drilled holes with my drill, and attached with two screws on two sides. Now my assembly is nice and tight and ready to go.

Once the legs were attached, I added a board that would become the inside bottom of my upcycled plant stand. I plugged all the old knob holes with wood filler, and then sanded with my Corner Cat. I removed some of the top coat of paint to let the white my cabinets used to be peek out. This sander is perfect for the most tight spots.

Sanding Drawer Fronts with Ryboi Corner Cat | prodigalpieces.com

I wanted a somewhat cohesive feel, so I used my Stubby Brush to add a few coats of Antique White to the inside and on the bottom shelf I also added to my design.

Painting Upcycled Plant Stand with Zibra Paint Brush and Paint by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Here’s my leggy upcycled plant stand ready to go and looking mighty cute, if I do say so myself.

Repurposed Drawer Fronts Made into an Upcycled Plant Stand with Antique Table Legs by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Rustic Farmhouse Plant Stand Built by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

That ginormous glass knob was one of the last bits I saved from my BEEP. To know what I’m talking about, you’ll have to head HERE, and see their application in this post. The knob is broken in one part, but nothing sharp and totally adds the time-worn effect I’m after.

Rustic Chic Upcycled Plant Stand with Chippy Paint and Glass Knob by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

While I’m calling this an upcycled plant stand, it can be used for whatever is your heart’s desire. This size piece of furniture is fun because it can be tucked in most anywhere. I’ve styled it with a few of my baubles and had fun staging it in my bedroom.

Top View of Handmade Upcycled Plant Stand by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Rustic Farmhouse Style Handmade Upcycled Plant Stand by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

While I just may keep this lil’ cutie, for now I’m offering it in my online shop (SOLD) to you along with much more home decor. It’s fun to create your home story and think outside the box store.

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Beautiful Farmhouse Style Plant Stand Built with Repurposed Parts by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Consider yourself invited to pin and share my latest build to inspire others to give DIY a try, plus not be so quick to toss the obvious. Making your home story is what it’s all about.

How fun is this?! A set of cast-off drawer fronts got new life as an beautiful upcycled plant stand built by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | Get the DIY details at prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #handmade #furniture #home #homedecor #farmhouse #crafts

Up next is Furniture Fixer Uppers time and this vintage chest nightstand is getting a face-lift. See the after HERE.

Vintage Chest Nightstand Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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More projects like my upcycled plant stand:

From curbside underbed drawers to a rustic farmhouse workbench for kitchen or console. Larissa of Prodigal Pieces loves taking trash and turning it into #trashure . Come see the DIY details at prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #furniture #homedecor #shoppingA curbside piano bench and music rest become a DIY Folding Lap Desk with Storage created by Larissa at Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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  • Shirley

    Daling’ You have the most beautiful legs! LOL …and what a figure!
    Love love 💕 love it! Color and all is perfect!

    September 25, 2018 at 8:47 am Reply
    • Larissa

      bwahaha!! Thank you!! 😀 You’re a hoot, Shirley!

      September 25, 2018 at 10:16 am Reply
  • Lindsay Fay

    Larissa, this is gorgeous. I absolutely love those gorgeous legs. I can’t believe you found them at a garage sale! I also found this super useful- I’m planning to make barstools with some excess butcherblock I have, and recently I’ve been brainstorming all the different ways to attach the legs to the barstools. I hadn’t thought about mitered boxes, and it’s a great idea that I’m going to add to my list. Thank you so much!

    September 25, 2018 at 9:05 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Lindsay! You idea sounds awesome. I’d love to see them when you’re done. 🙂

      September 25, 2018 at 10:17 am Reply
  • Mary

    You are so creative to take trash and turn it into such a sweet plant stand!!

    September 25, 2018 at 11:09 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you so much, Mary. I just love a good challenge! 😀

      September 26, 2018 at 3:06 am Reply
  • Nancy Lambert

    So cute

    September 26, 2018 at 8:27 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Nancy.

      September 27, 2018 at 5:30 am Reply
  • Zoe

    Very nice. But I’m so bummed your link to your antique storage crate drawers actually took me to vintage storage bin stuff. That was nice, too, but I really want to see those drawers you have in the picture!

    October 13, 2018 at 8:36 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      My bad, Zoe. Grabbed the wrong link for my post. You can always use the search on my blog to find them or see them here: http://wp.me/p5GE1w-3fy

      October 14, 2018 at 5:26 am Reply

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