How To Transform A Battered End Table Into A Decorative Plant Stand
How To Transform A Battered End Table Into A Decorative Plant Stand
Repurposing is always a fun and creative way to transform something old into something wonderful. When I originally bought this end table it came with a beautiful hutch, and I used it to display candles and other decorative items. I originally wanted to transform this end table into a Decorative Plant Stand and then decided to create a whole new space for my home using this old end table.
Well, that ended quickly when my daughter took the table to use for her beauty products. Along the way, she moved out and left it behind, so I decided to turn it into a plant stand. I didn’t want to re-stain it because I wanted to add some color to that space. This is what I decided to do, and I think it looks fab!
I’m not sure if I will re-purpose the hutch as of yet. I want to make sure I have the perfect place for it before I do. Here’s a pic of the unit. It’s all solid wood and is a sturdy piece for sure. I wanted something with some pizzazz to brighten a space especially because it will be a home to some plants.
Here are some of the products I used for this project.
I started by sanding the entire table. I can’t tell you how easy it was to do with my new Black & Decker Mouse hand sander. And it was so easy to set up and use. I’m such a girl when it comes to power tools, but this was not frightening at all to use! And boy was it fast!
Below, you can see some of the steps I took to get from this battered old end table to something I so proud of and love.
I wanted a pattern under the decoupage, so I thought stripes would look great under the gold flecks. I started by taping off the lines about one inch thick.
I then added my other color choices to the entire table. I was aiming for a nice contrast to the blue. I chose a silver-white to the trim to bring out the gold of the decoupage. The strips are more of a neutral beige again to bring out the gold.
Once the table was painted, I then began the process of adding the decoupage to the trim. I also added some extra glue to the underneath to make sure it would not peel up.
I really like using a mini blow-dryer to speed this process up, so I can move along faster.
A straight razor works great to trim those edges nicely!
Once I had the top section of decoupage smoothed out, I then used a level guide to trim the leftover paper and make the edges look neat and sharp.
Once the decoupage was dry, I touched up the details. A dab of paint here and there, and completed the draw with the same contrast color for the border.
I decided to kick it up and notch and transformed that entire space in my home into this.
I love this space even more now. I easily paired this end table with one of my refinished old mirrors and wow, it completed the upscaled Farmhouse vignette look I was dreaming of!
As you can see, the contrast of colors worked out just right. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below. I would love to hear what you think of the results.
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This is such a great idea and looks lovely! Thanks for showing us how to make it@!
i am so in love with this color! you did an incredible job. thanks so much for sharing your process with us. Love it
Wow! That is awesome. I love love love the color!
What a transformation! I wish I were that talented.
Thanks so much Carol for your lovely comment. It means a lot to me!
Hi Lois!!! thanks so much for your lovely compliment. I always like darks and lights. The contrast always speaks to me. Have a fab weekend!
Thanks so much Heather! That means a lot to me!! You are a doll!
This is beautiful! Love the pattern on the top!
You did a fantastic job! I have quite a few pieces of this and that around my place that sure could use your help. Lovely work!
I couldn’t do this in a million years but it was fun to read about. And the end result looks fabulous!
That is beautiful – what a great way to make something old, new again!! Love it! #ibabloggers
OMG! I am so uncrafty. Could you come to my house to fix up some old things?
G’day Great idea! Love the before and after!
Wow what a transformation! It looks great :) #ibabloggers
Hi Joanne! Thanks so much for the lovely complement!
Thanks so much Meg. I adore IBA!
Hi Janie! Thanks so much for stopping over and leaving such a lovely comment! LOL sure thing! I’m always looking for some fun projects to tackle lol. Have a great week.
Thanks so much Roz! I really appreciate your kind words. Have a great week!
Thanks so much Lisa! lol I’m always looking for new and exciting projects so sure! Thanks again…your kind words mean a lot!
Thanks so much Amie! Your kind words mean a lot! Have a great week!
Hi Jamie! Thanks so much! I adore IBA! Have a great week.
What a great transformation! Thank you for linking up with Show Me Saturday!
I adore the color and decoupage you did and it’s one of the nicest pieces I’ve seen online in a long time.
Awww thanks so much Sue – your kind words always mean a lot to me!
Thanks so much Lindsay! Love your blog! You have a new fan :) Have a great week. See you around the net! :)
This turned out beautifully!!!! I love the color scheme you chose. Very relaxing, and you can do a lot with it. :) Thanks so much for linking up at Come Along Ponds!
Hi Megan, thanks so much! I appreciate you kind words! Thank you for the link up! Love them!
Love this!!! I love the colors and the structure of this piece
Thanks much Becca! Always good seeing ya :)
I love this table!
Thanks much Diane. It’s perfect for my plants! Have a great weekend!
I’d happily buy that if it was in a shop!
Hi Arthur…how very kind of you to say that! I really appreciate you stopping over to comment. Hope to see you again soon!
That can’t be more beautiful. You did a marvelous job! Looking to replicate it with smaller plants. Maybe with a little flower so there will be more colors to it. Wish me luck!
Hi Josephine, thanks much for the lovely comment. I can’t tell you how cute that table looks with my small plants on it. Please do share your pics if you make one too! Have a great weekend!
wow. your post is amazing. I have just created a garden of my own. so, was wondering if you can give some suggestions and stuffs?
Hi Apu, thanks for stopping by. What would you like suggestions on? I’d be glad to help. Be sure to stop back and let me know.
What a lovely makeover. Love the stripes on the top. They add such a fun and unique touch. Thanks so much for linking to Friday’s Furniture Fix. XOXO Susie from The Chelsea Project
Thanks much Susie! I had so much fun making that table. Enjoy the upcoming weekend!
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