I have had this adorable plant stand for years and I love how it looks like a small chair.
Upcycled Bird Bath
I have wanted a bird bath for my new flowerbed in our garden for some time but wanted something that was interesting, quirky, and definitely something I could DIY myself. Upcycling an old plant stand was just the fun project I was looking for.
A 10" clay saucer fit perfectly in the "seat" of the plant stand chair.
I had actually purchased two clay saucers in different sizes but since the 10" one fit the seat, I decided to make a bird feeder with the second smaller one. The first thing I did was to use Thomas WaterSeal to waterproof all pieces before applying any paint.
Next I spray painted each clay piece in a bright yellow - two coats - and added some flower designs in acrylic paint. I also painted the chair plant stand in the same bright yellow color.
After all the paint dried for a couple of days, I applied two coats of Rust-Oleum's Triple Thick High Gloss Glaze to further seal the pieces for waterproofing.
The end result is a one of a kind bird bath that is both adorable and whimsical for my new garden flowerbed which is still a work in progress but it looks so much better with some bright yellow color.
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