I used an old wire egg basket and a thrift store floor lamp stand to make this outdoor flower stand. The basket is lined with black landscape cloth and a hanging basket liner. ASSEMBLY
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PLANT STANDRemove lamp assembly and wiring from lamp stand, leaving the threaded nipple that connected it to the stand.Paint the stand & basket if desired. We used rust preventive outdoor paint. Cut a block from a piece of pressure treated wood. We used an old piece that we had on hand and cut our block approx. 1"x 5 ½ " x 5 ½".Then drill a hole in the block that will allow it to slip down over the nipple and fit snuggly onto the stand. You will now need to countersink a nut onto the nipple. The block should now be firmly seated.Next, center the basket onto the block and attach as shown in photo.If using the plant stand outdoors you will need to anchor it to the ground. We used two 1/2" pieces of rebar that were about 2 feet long. This will depend on the soil type. If using rebar, you will need a torch to bend a 90 degree angle that will fit over the top of the base as shown in photo. You can be creative with any of these steps, but be sure that it is weather proof and sturdy.
This summer I endeavoured to not just fix second hand furniture but to build some pieces from scratch. First up: I designed and built this bar cart using galvanized pipes and pine for my
friend's new home. I even added glass holders on the underside of the top shelf. My friend was thrilled and I was happy to have pulled it off! For further details check out my blog: http://alifedesigned.blogspot.ca/2012/07/diy...
Commented on Aug 06, 2012
I'm so loving the "industrial look" lately and you did a fantastic job on this piece!
If you've thought about adding a focal point to a room but weren't sure where to start, check out how easy it is to do a tile accent wall.
With so many fantastic options out there for materials, the sky is the limit. I suggest using mesh backed decorative tiles and Simple Mat's adhesive mats. These are basically mastic dots on a contact sheet. No more messy mastic or cement and no slipping down the wall. You just adhere the mats to the wall, add your tile, cutting as you go and then grout. Done!
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