December 06, 2015

plant stand diy

after two years of living here, i think we are finally getting the hang of how to keep plants alive in this space.  it has definitely been a challenge!  i am so proud to report that a few of our plants are getting quite big. too big for the medium sized, can-still-sit-on-a-shelf, pots in fact.  

since i've never had plants grow this large before, i was a little worried how a bunch of pots flat on the ground would look (too cluttered?). then i saw this awesome diy over at a beautiful mess, and it dawned on me - a plant stand!  i love a good project, so i was excited to give this one a try.  

plant stand diy

[what you need]

wooden circle (the only size i could find was 8 inches at michaels)
3 wooden tapered legs
3 mounting plates for legs, one for each
9 screws
wood stain
wood sealer
paint brush
power drill

[to make]

stain the wooden legs and circle in a stain of your choice.  if you would like the stand to be darker, do a second coat of stain.  let fully dry between coats.

once the stain has dried, seal the wood with a wood sealer.  let this fully dry.

once the wooden pieces are stained and protected, you can start assembling.  using the power drill, fasten the mounting plates for the legs evenly around the bottom of the wooden circle.

screw the legs into the mounting plates.

and...that's it!

the perfect way to add style and character to a bunch of otherwise simple pots in an otherwise simple space.  horray!

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