DIY Plant Stand Makeover

I took a plain old plant stand and with some paint and wax transformed it into a pretty rustic/beachy side table.
I had this little plant stand around the house, and while we used it many places before it wasn’t in use anymore, so I decided to give it a makeover.
When we first moved into our house, Bob had this plant stand and it was unfinished. I had the great idea to stain it, but I choose too light of a stain, so I never really liked it. It was the perfect candidate with an update of some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I started with Aubusson Blue.
It definitely wasn’t enough coverage if I was leaving it blue, but I wasn’t. I was going for a layered look. So, next I applied Annie Sloan Cream. I applied two coats of the Cream all over the stand.
At this point, there was not much blue peaking through anymore. So, I took it outside and began to distress it to show some of the blue. I used a fine grit sand paper and just sanded certain areas
Now, you could see the layers of paint and even some original wood. Next up was a coat of Annie Sloan Dark Wax. I applied it allover the stand with a clean cloth and then buffed immediately with the cloth.
Since it is technically a plant stand, I tried it with a plant on it first. I actually think this is the plant that we used to sit on it.
I think it looks cute with a little beachy vignette too.

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