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Old wire egg basket and thrift store floor lamp stand repurposed into an outdoor planter

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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.
  • old wire egg basket and thrift store floor lamp stand repurposed into an outdoor, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling
  • old wire egg basket and thrift store floor lamp stand repurposed into an outdoor, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling
  • old wire egg basket and thrift store floor lamp stand repurposed into an outdoor, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling
  • old wire egg basket and thrift store floor lamp stand repurposed into an outdoor, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling
  • old wire egg basket and thrift store floor lamp stand repurposed into an outdoor, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling
  • old wire egg basket and thrift store floor lamp stand repurposed into an outdoor, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling
  • old wire egg basket and thrift store floor lamp stand repurposed into an outdoor, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling

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  • Gail Salminen
    Gail Salminen Canada
    on Sep 20, 2012

    What a great idea. Thanks for the winter project - I have a few floor lamps I was going to get rid of this winter.

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Sep 20, 2012

    Ooh - this is cute!

  • Vicki
    Vicki Smyrna, GA
    on Sep 20, 2012

    love it! Thanks for sharing.

  • Vicki
    Vicki Smyrna, GA
    on Sep 20, 2012

    do u have instruction on how to make it like ur's?

  • Lisa Pennington
    Lisa Pennington San Antonio, TX
    on Sep 20, 2012

    So clever!

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