Saturday, February 13, 2010

Updated Plant Stand

I have been painting our Great Room and doing some tweaking along with moving the furniture and wall decor around.  This is a large room off our dining area that was listed as a Great Room when we bought the house.  We lived in a very small house for 28 years and I just do not know what else to call it.  It is just a great big room that we just sit in and look out the great big windows.  It does not get used a lot.  Mostly when we have company.  I think I would be more comfortable calling it a family room and the room downstairs that they called the family room the den.  That is where hubs spends his down time.  So one of the things I have been working on this week is a plant stand that was just put together from odds and ends.  Hubs had built it for a speaker stand years ago and when he did not use it any longer he put a wider top and bottom on it. This is what it has looked like for a few years.  Unfinished with a large plant covering most of it.




















I started out by painting the top and bottom barn red but that picture did not turn out to share.  Next I painted the whole thing Courtyard Tan, (not so white, white).










The next thing I did was sand off the white paint along the edges and some raised areas.  I found I did not have any antiquing gel so I mixed Raw Umber acrylic paint into some Dutch Boy Clear Glaze that I had and brushed that on next, wiping off a little where I did not want it.  Here is the finished plant stand after I added a coat of polycrylic.  It is hard not to set the plant on it but hubby said I better wait a few days.  Patience.....
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4 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a great plant stand. I love it. The paint treatment looks just perfect. I can't wait to see the finished room. Hugs, Marty

Rose said...

Nice job on the plant stand. It's beautiful. Be sure to post some pics of the final room.
Have a blessed day.
Rose

Rhonda said...

it looks great!
well done.

Barbara Jean said...

turned out great!!


barbara jean