Thursday, April 14, 2016

Plant Stand. . .

While awaiting notification of delivery of our custom hand railings 
for On Crooked Creektt's NEW Front Porch (here),
"Mr. Ed" and I designed and completed an update to our plant stand.

Purchased approximately five years ago for less than $20.00,
this plant stand was originally black wrought iron.

"Mr. Ed", armed with a can of Almond Rust~oleum spray paint,
graciously changed the hue from dark~to~light and once again, won my heart.

Autumnal 2015 Plant Stand Decor.

The first shelf that "Mr. Ed" made came from 1/4" scrap pine boards
and didn't hold up well under my decorative vignettes.

So~o~o. . .
after a few executive meetings, a visual and the recognized need
for a more sturdy shelf, "Mr. Ed" cut 1/4" X 4 inch scrap pine boards
and nailed to a sturdy wooden board base.

The pine boards used were rough,
so, "Mr. Ed" first ran them through his Sears Craftsman joiner / plainer
to make a smoother appearance and so that they would accept the paint finish.

For the plant stand lower shelf,

"Mr. Ed" used a 1/2" pine bed railings from his scrap lumber pile.

Believe me, this plant stand is now one sturdy piece 
ready to withhold all the heavy decor pieces for my front porch vignettes!

Now that the design was complete,
I could begin the creative paint finish that I was wanting!

Using a variety of soft Spring hues,
I varied the colors from board~to~board.

Left~to~Right.  .  .
Sauna, Valspar; 
                            MidSummer Dream, Sherwin~Williams; 
                                                                                                  Winter Blue, Americana.

This sturdy plant stand, subtle in hues, 
will hold many decorative Garden accessories On Crooked Creektt 
for our Spring, Summer and Autumnal vignettes.

Until next time. . .

* * * FYI * * *
Dear Ones,
I already have a few Garden accessories on our sturdy plant shelf,
however; Mother Nature keeps our temperatures, 
here on the Prairie, on an ever-changing scale.
So~o~o. . . 
it will be a while before I bring those tender plants out to enhance
On Crooked Creektt's NEW Front Porch.(here)
Soon, very soon, or so I'm hoping!

On Crooked Creektt will be joining

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As you visit the above host and hostesses,
may you come away filled with inspiring ideas
for use within your own home décor.
Please leave a short comment
to let each of them know how much you enjoyed their link party.


Shelia said...

Your shelf looks wonderful, Pat! Mr. Ed. is really at this stuff! Hope you're doing well.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

That came out very cute Pat! I like the soft color of the paint on the boards. It's going to be cute with your plants on it. Kudos to Mr. Ed for rebuilding the wood shelves on it.

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

It looks perfect there and I like how you painted it.

Rita C. said...

How great to have Mr. Ed work up that solution for your plant stand. Love your color combo, too!

Christine Graves said...

Great job you two, loving the multi colors too! They're so soft and Spring like. The perfect spot to say welcome.

Have a great weekend!

podso said...

I'd say your executive meetings paid off! How sweet it is!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a great collaboration! Don't you just love a handy man? You make a great team. And I love the beachy colors you chose! Great spot for it too. Hope you're enjoying the weekend! So nice that you stopped by.

bj said...

I am sooo into beachy this summer so I really like your plant stand colors. I also love that you are using beach colors, out there on the prairie...too cool, my it.

Natalie Annea said...

I love the colors!

Pinky said...

I have a plant stand almost exactly like yours, that I got at Lowes when we first moved here. I LOVE your transformation, now I want to paint mine! Mr. Ed did a great job cutting the boards and the different hues of paint you chose are beautiful!!! Love it!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Wonderful little project. Love the soft colors. Your plants and accessories will look fantastic. Thank you for sharing at DI&DI.

Donna Wilkes said...

Love the colors you chose- perfect for the style of the stand.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Good Morning Pat,
What a darling makeover! The colors you have chosen are so perfect.
I pinned this darling and I hope that you will be sharing this with at Thoughts Of Home On Thursday too.
I so enjoyed your sweet visit to my blog as well, thank you.
Have lovely day!

Sylvia said...

Pat, I love the soft spring colors you chose for your plant stand. Thanks for sharing. Sylvia D.


I love the pretty plant table and the colors you did and it's pretty for sure!
Thank you for your kind comments, I so appreciate it.

Audra @ Renewed Projects said...

How gorgeous! Love those coastal tones!

Debra Pashkowsky said...

The tops are wonderful. They are to pretty to put items on.

Colleen@ My Life on Kaydeross Creek said...

This is so cute! It's so fresh and clean for spring!

Stacey said...

The wood and paint just completely transformed the plant stand. Great idea! I have one that could use the same treatment. :)

Happy Thoughts of Home!

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Thank you for sharing at SYC!

Laura said...

Hi Pat-
I love your makeover and the soft colors are perfect.
Isn't it satisfying to re-work something?
Thank you for joining us at TOHOT!

Jann Olson said...

Mr. Ed is one handy dandy dude. Really love how it turned out. The various shades of spring are so pretty Pat! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a lovely transformation! I am a bit late to the TOHOT party this week due to my college semester finals but I'm so glad that I didn't miss this. Have a wonderful week.

Art and Sand said...

What a great makeover - love the colors your chose.

Thanks for sharing with SYC.

The Charm of Home said...

That looks great Pat! I like the colors you used. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!