My first attempt at a weekly theme-post.
One of my favorite blogs right now is Between Naps on the Porch. That's where Metamorphasis Monday is hosted, so my thanks to Susan for some inspiration to set up my own creative space. Stop by her blog to see all sorts of great Met Monday projects.
My Met Monday project this week is a plant stand. I picked it up at a yard sale last year for $1, intending to sand off the rust, spray some black paint.....bing, bang, boom, good as new. I quickly learned that it wasn't that easy to get the rust off, so it sat in the garage gathering dust all year. I recently found a small wire brush drill bit that made it much easier to derust, but I didn't get around to actually doing the project until this weekend. I didn't think to take a pic of the stand before I started the project, but trust me, it wasn't much to look at. I'm certain my mom had the same stand sometime around 1973, but I like the shape and functionality of it for my guest room.
So here it is, post-rust removal and two coats of black spray paint on the metal parts.
I painted the middle wooden post cream.
I added a variety of rub-on vines around each part of the post.
AFTER: After spraying with a sealer, here is the finished project. The guest room where I'll use it is all black/cream, so I'm happy with how it turned out. Next project is to paint some pots for each spot, some for plants, some to hold items for the guest room.