plant stand

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This plant stand was made out of.......



A huge, wood, lamp I found at the Goodwill for $3.49. A metal tray, Goodwill 99 cents. A wood craft plaque from Michael's, 89 cents. (I already started to prime when I remembered to take a photo.)

First I sprayed all three pieces with primer. Then I sprayed each piece with dark brown spray paint. Next I spritzed the pieces with black spray paint. Lastly I used black antiquing polish with a foam brush. (from Michael's)


I put felt pads on the bottom piece to protect my floors and attached the three pieces with construction adhesive.



Here's the finished lamp-plant stand.


This project was really fun, easy, inexpensive and I loved the way it turned out!

64 comments:

  1. Really great redo!!! Very creative. I tried the link to the first party you mentioned but i couldn't link. Is the blog address wrong?

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  2. Seriously? Girl, you are amazingly thrifty! I would have never seen that. And it is beautiful. I love how sumstantial the base is. You are my crafting hero. Wow.
    And thanks for dropping by Bloggeritaville!

    Leigh Bratina
    Tales from Bloggeritaville
    www.lbratina.blogspot.com

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  3. so cool! This is going to make me look at those ugly lamps in a whole new way. Thanks!

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  4. Great accesory for very little money...our kind of project!!!

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  5. That is so cool...I can see that basic idea working at a little side table too!
    Thanks for joining TST :)

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  6. I really like that! I need a little table next to a chair and that would be great!

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  7. How clever is that! The new plant stand is a beautiful substantial design.

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  8. That looks absolutely amazing!! What a great job you did:) I just love it!! Well done, you are so crafty!

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  9. Now that is one of the most creative repurpose I've ever seen! It came out fabulous! I would have never know it was once a lamp! A $3.49 lamp no less! Bravo!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Tina

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  10. What a beautiful little thing! So elegant and resourceful. Love the way it turned out. Thanks for sharing this wonderful creation. Kudos!

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  11. I love it when people think out side the box!! You get 5 stars gir!!

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  12. LOVE THIS! I may have to find the things to make one.

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  13. Wow, that is a great idea! It looks beautiful! You certainly have the touch.
    ~Michelle

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  14. Wow, what a creative idea. It turned out awesome! Thank you for the suggestion about my dresser. I will be hunting for a tray.

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  15. Hi!
    Great job!! Looks beautiful sitting there with a plant!! Have a great day!!

    Sherrie
    http://splummer-aviewofmylife.blogspot.com/2009/06/thrifty-thursday.html

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  16. I'm so glad to have found your blog!! I saw your link at The Shabby Chic Cottage.

    This is FANTASTIC!! You are one clever lady!!!! I just would have never seen a planter stand from that...WOW!!! Great job!!

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  17. Wow, I am so impressed with your creativity - I'm now a follower - thanks for sharing. Serioulsy, you are talented.

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  18. You've got great vision to see those two items working together. Great Job. I love big chunky pieces. I came by earlier but got distracted by my kids and didn't have time to comment. Glad you stopped by my place.
    Dawn

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  19. Very cute! Great idea! I can never come up with cool things like that lol.

    All the best,
    Allison

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  20. That is just the BEST!! Well done you!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  21. so creative! the plant stand looks great

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  22. Lisa, I loved how you made this plant stand from nothing! It's fabulous! Keep u the good work! Thanks for joining in on the party! Jen

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  23. The plant stand turned out great! Good job. See you next Thursday -- Sandy/rhubarb reign

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  24. How creative to use a lamp base as a plant stand base. It turned out great! Spray paint can do wonders. :)

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  25. What a smart way to make a plant stand!

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  26. Love it, love it, really really love it!

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  27. Fabulous!! What a great job and what vision you have.

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  28. I LOVE the plant stand! I'm going to have to make one!

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  29. So awesome! I am totally going to try that!

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  30. Hello Lisa! Thanks for joining the Makeover Monday! This plant stand is just gorgeous!! What a creative woman you are! Have a great week!

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  31. I love projects like this, and it all went together like it was meant to be! It looks amazing!

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  32. My brain would just never work this way :), but I am so impressed with your creativity!! Thanks for sharing your idea and handiwork!

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  33. Girlfriend !
    I thrive on creativity and I admire your style ! I added my name to follow you, so keep it up !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

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  34. Wow! I am envy your skill and creativity. In a good way of course!

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  35. Well, someone has the creative genes for this project! I would never have come up with this. Great idea!
    Brenda

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  36. this covers it all. Creative, thrifty, adorable... Good job!

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  37. What a great idea! It turned out great-thanks for sharing.
    Blessings!

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  38. Very inventive! Makes a great plant stand! I'll have to look at all those GW lamps with more imagination!
    Shirley

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  39. Wow, that's an amazing transformation! You've really got a good eye to come up with that! Great job!

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  40. You did a fantastic job on re-purposing those objects and having a good eye to see what's there... Just a wonderful project... I really love seeing the reusing projects! Stop by my blog for my 100th post giveaway if you get a chance!
    Have a great week!
    ~Really Rainey~

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  41. I think it's a nice way to fill a small space with a plant or a figurine. Good job! Happy 2nd Time Around.

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  42. Very clever! It turned out great! Thanks for sharing your creativity. have a great 4th.

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  43. Wow! What a creative project - the final result is amazing. I just found your blog through another site and I'm going to have to check out your other projects, too!

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  44. Awesome vision in putting all this together!

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  45. Sista, Sista ! Love your creative eye ! I am now looking for large chunky wood lamps ! See what you did !!!!!! I love love love it !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

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  46. Nuh unh!! That is so cool! I would never have seen the potential in those pieces, but I'll be looking as I'm trolling GW now. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  47. Very clever! It turned out great.

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  48. Wow, that looks fantastic! I could never have looked at all of those items individually and imagined the end result. Becki

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  49. That takes talent to have a vision of making something from parts. I am truly impressed.

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  50. @cheapchichome.

    Nice job! That lamp is some kind of chunky funky. Great re-purposing.

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  51. What a great idea! I love trash to treasure projects like that. I'll have to put that one on my "To Do List".

    Gail

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  52. what a great idea... looks fantastic... I have a large lamp that is collecting dust right now... hmmmm got the old wheels turning now... thanks for the inspiration.

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  53. This is one of my favorites! I'm impressed and it is so beautiful. How did you ever think of that? Great work! :)

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  54. OH. MY. GOODNESS. If this isn't thinking outside the box, I don't know what is. Your stand looks amazing!!! How drop dead gorgeous are those lines in black?!?

    Amazing. Just really amazing.

    Thanks for joining the party!

    Funky Junk Donna

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  55. Hey, could you please email me? I can't seem to find an email or profile...

    Thanks!

    Donna
    Funky Junk Interiors
    signmakergirl@hotmail.com

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  56. I've just featured your gorgeous plant stand on my Today's Hot Find section. I just LOVE it. :)

    http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

    Funky Junk Donna

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  57. Hi Lisa,

    I'm bothering you one more time. :) I've just done a shoutout on your plant stand from SNS #1. :)

    http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/2009/10/highlights-from-sat-nite-special-1.html

    Funky Junk Donna

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  58. What a great idea...never have enough plant stands. You have a great insight to make a plant stand out of those pieces.
    Donna

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  59. R-E-A-L-L-Y late posting on this one, but I love the way you turned nothing into something!

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