Repurposed Plant Stand and Updated Patio Furniture

3 Materials
30 Minutes

Update a plant stand and turn it into a side table. You can use these steps to update a plant stand, and even your patio furniture.

First I washed the plant stand to clean off any dirt that was on it.

Then I scrubbed it with a Steel Wool Pad (mine came from the Dollar Tree) to remove any loose paint and rust.

After all the water had dried, I used Rustoleum Metallic Brilliant Metal Finish to paint the stand.

I let the paint dry 24 hours.

I found a glass cutting board at the Dollar Tree and knew it would fit perfect in the plant stand.

This is the top, and I'll probably buy a second cutting board for the bottom shelf.

Last fall, I refurbished all my yard furniture. Some of it was green, some of it was black, paint was chipping and places were starting to rust. I did all of these steps and am very pleased with the way it turned out. This picture is recent and all the furniture made it through the winter just fine.

I noticed that this poor rocker on the bottom left corner didn't have a table space to put a beverage or snack. That is when I remembered I had the plant stand.

Here is more of the furniture I fixed up last fall. The table was green, & chairs were black. Now they all match.

I'm looking forward to sitting here during all of these warm days ahead.
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3 questions
  • Ashleigh
    on Jun 9, 2018

    Where did you get your Gazebo? Been searching and searching and all I find her very expensive

    • Chas' Crazy Creations
      on Jun 10, 2018

      I got my gazebo on clearance from Big Lots. That is my biggest recommendation - watch those clearance sales. They'll start happening mid-July. Then you can get those hard top ones for 1/2 the price.

  • Fred
    on Jun 10, 2018

    What is the best detergent without bleach?

    • Chas' Crazy Creations
      on Jun 10, 2018

      Actually if you are looking for a natural cleaner for your wash - straight vinegar. The amount depends on how large your washer is, but on average 1 cup per full size load. It is a natural odor and stain remover as well as a natural fabric softener. The smell will get diluted in your washing machine but if you truly don't like it add a little lemon juice as the acidity in it will compliment the acidity in the vinegar.

  • Susan Herrera
    on Jun 23, 2018

    I always enjoy watching your videos because you have really cool ideas but I never see a subscribe button and just run across you by chance when I'm reading my hometalk emails. On the above video you mentioned that your next video would be about rocks which I don't want to miss because I just started painting rocks and I'm always looking for new ideas. How can I subscribe?

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  • Susan Herrera
    on Jun 23, 2018

    Just clicked on your name and got to your website and subscribed. Duh, feeling like a doo doo right now.

  • Carey
    on Aug 1, 2018

    This is a beautiful update to your furniture. I am planning a similar project, before long. I will remember your advise! Mine is not rusty or chipped, but the paint has become oxidized and just doesn't look as nice as it might. So I am going to be giving it a facelift!

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