Repurposed Upcycled Plant Stand: Easy DIY

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Discover the perfect blend of style and sustainability with our upcycled plant stand. See how I repurposed and upcycled plant stands and patio furniture. The first plant stand was turned into a side table. You can use these steps to update your own plant stand or patio furniture. From there I I started collecting more and made several repurposed and upcycled plant stands.

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Now you can use any plant stand you want for this DIY project and it can be from a thrift store or flea market. Not only will I show you one way to repurpose your plant stand, but several as you read through this post.

Maybe your favorite plants have passed and you want to do something different with your stands and this is a great way to use the following stands.

Just because you don’t have a beautiful plant anymore doesn’t mean you have to get rid of that stand. If you don’t have a stand you can create one out of scrap wood and customize it to different heights. You just need a few wooden boards.

See how I repurposed a plant stand and patio furniture. The plant stand was turned into a side table. You can use these steps to update your own plant stand or patio furniture.

Repurposed Upcycled Plant Stand and Patio Furniture

First I washed the plant stand to clean off any dirt that was on it.  Then I scrubbed it with a Steel Wool Pad (mine came from the Dollar Tree) to remove any loose paint and rust.

First I washed the plant stand to clean off any dirt that was on it.  Then I scrubbed it with a Steel Wool Pad (mine came from the Dollar Tree) to remove any loose paint and rust.

After all the water had dried, I used Rustoleum Metallic Brilliant Metal Finish to paint the stand.  I let the paint dry 24 hours.

After all the water had dried, I used Rustoleum Metallic Brilliant Metal Finish to paint the stand.  I let the paint dry 24 hours.

You can also use any of the following paint for this simple diy:

I found a glass cutting board at the Dollar Tree and knew it would fit perfect in the plant stand.

I found a glass cutting board at the Dollar Tree and knew it would fit perfect in the plant stand.

I bought one for the top and one for the bottom shelves.

I bought one for the top and one for the bottom shelves.

A couple years back, I refurbished all my yard furniture. Some of it was green, some of it was black, paint was chipping and places were starting to rust. I did all of these steps and am very pleased with the way it turned out. This picture is recent and all the furniture made it through the winter just fine.

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What else can I do with a repurposed and upcycled plant stand?

Here are the original plant stands.

I bought these plant stands at a garage sale. I had originally painted them but it was time to update them again to match some decor in my home. I updated these Hobby Lobby plant stands into side tables.

Find the full tutorial at Hobby Lobby Plant Stands Side Tables

I found this plant stand on the side of the road for free! I took it home and spray painted it silver with Rustoleum spray paint and let that dry completely.

Do you want to dress up your yard with a fountain without breaking the bank? Learn how you can make a easy and cheap solar fountain.

You can find the full tutorial at Cheap & Easy Do It Yourself Solar Fountain For Your Yard

This is a light house plant stand I got on clearance from Walmart. I added a jar from World Market that was a gift from my husband, and a solar light and I created a light house.

I love solar lights and anyone who knows me can vouch for that. I have over 100 solar lights in my yard and many of them are made into creations that I’ve made. I build most of them out of things I find at garage sales & thrift stores.

Find all of the tutorials at Top 14 Ways To Use Solar Lights In Your Home

Garden Ghost - I placed a basket ball on top of a plant stand I had.

Are you wondering how to make DIY Halloween yard decorations on a budget? Here are some easy Halloween decorations. These are DIY Halloween yard decorations using cheap materials you probably have around your own home. They take very little time and are a creative way to spruce up your outdoor space for a Halloween party, a haunted house, or just for trick-or-treaters.  I have some ideas for easy, creepy Halloween decorations that you can use for your front door, front porch, or front yard!

You can find the full tutorial at Easy and Fun DIY Outdoor Halloween Decor on a Budget

Now that the tomato cage is dry I'm going to flip it over so that the top is the bottom and the legs are standing straight up. I need to cut these legs off. I used a bolt cutter because it was handy, but you can use whatever you would like.

Run and grab some Dollar Tree planters, and create this awesome and easy DIY on a budget. You won’t believe the useful possibilities.

Find the full tutorial at Dollar Tree Planters: Easy and Awesome DIY with Video

Here is my plant stand on my front porch. I planted flowers in a mini strainer, a tea pot, an old bunt pan, and you can see the blue pot on the bottom.

As we transition from summer to fall sometimes it can be hard to decide what to put up on your porch or in your home. I took some jars, beans, and popcorn kernels, and made a simple and inexpensive display to put in your home or on your porch.

You can find the fulll tutorial at Use your Plant Stand In a Unique Way

I noticed that this poor rocker on the bottom left corner didn't have a table space to put a beverage or snack. That is when I remembered I had the plant stand.

Fix your old plant stands and furniture.

A couple of years back, I refurbished all my yard furniture. Some of it was green, some of it was black, the paint was chipping and places were starting to rust. I did all of these steps and am very pleased with the way it turned out. This picture is recent and all the furniture made it through the winter just fine.

I noticed that this poor rocker on the bottom left corner didn’t have a table space to put a beverage or snack. That is when I remembered I had the plant stand.

Here is more of the furniture I fixed up last fall. The table was green, & chairs were black. Now they all match.

Here is more of the furniture I fixed up last fall. The table was green, & the chairs were black. Now they all match.

I did this plant stand a couple years ago and it's holding up fantastic!

I did this plant stand a couple of years ago and it’s holding up fantastic!

Repurposed and Upcycled Plant Stand Patio Furniture Q & A

Now you might be looking for another great idea on what to use for plants or diy plant stands ideas and here is a perfect way to display those awesome plants.

Depending on what you create using having a plant stand is a great choice to:

  • add potted plants
  • use them for indoor plants and plant collections
  • have a unique look
  • work with limited space
  • get large plants off the floor
  • make them for outdoor use and find the perfect place for them

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See how I repurposed a plant stand and patio furniture. The plant stand was turned into a side table. You can use these steps to update yours

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18 Comments

  1. I like to repurpose things. I have two planters made from parts of old BBQs. – Margy

    1. Maria Regi says:

      I would to see what you made from an old bbq. I love things repurposed

      1. Interesting idea, I’ll have to get to work on that 🙂

  2. I love the makeovers. I did our chairs last year too. Now I need to look for a plant stand to add that extra table space. 🙂

    1. I love that you have done this too Linda – so great to just give our old stuff a face lift to bring it life again.

  3. It looks great and it is important to have somewhere to have your cuppa when your sitting in the garden.

    1. Thanks Julie, love that and you are so very right!

    1. Thank you so much Angie and thanks for stopping by.

  4. Those are the same patio chairs we have!!! How lovely. Thanks for sharing at #OverTheMoon!

    1. Thanks Marilyn – great minds like the same things 🙂 Have a great week!

  5. Love this repurposed porch furniture! Someone is giving us some white iron that I’d like to paint black. Thanks for your ideas. Came over on Modest Mom. Happy Monday!

    1. Thank you so much Melanie, and I’m to glad this might be helpful for you too 🙂 Thanks for stopping by

  6. Joann Allen says:

    Did you do the same to your furniture as you did to the plant stand?

    1. Yes I did do the same technique on our outdoor furniture and it’s holding up well. Thanks for asking

  7. Finding the glass cutting board that fit perfect was fantastic! All is looking fresh and new!

    1. Thank you so much Chloe – always great to be able to refresh something and repurpose it.

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