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DIY: Mid-Century Plant Stand

June 7, 2016
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Recently, I have turned into a plant lover. Maybe it just comes with marriage and #adulting. There is something about cute house plants that make a house feel like a home. Dale bought me this snake plant a few weeks ago and after looking on Pinterest I loved the idea of putting it on a plant stand. When I started searching for plant stands I had no idea they would be $100+! I couldn’t believe a wooden stand for a plant to sit on could cost that much. So what did we do? We did a DIY of course for under $30!

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We already had the hand saw so we just needed to purchase the wood and spray paint. The spray paint  was $5.88 at Lowes. The wood is 6 ft of 1in dowel rod, and 1X3/4 in wood.

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Finding a pot for our plant was also a challenge. All the pots were either too small or over priced. We just wanted a sleek and simple white pot. We found a terracotta pot in the shape we liked and spray painted it white.

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The wood was cut into grooves as shown in the pictures so that they fit together almost without need for glue. Once you fit them together you will need to glue them and clamp them together so they hold. For the legs, you will cut grooves as well which the center piece will fit into. When attaching the legs only glue one piece at a time and use the weight of the center peice to hold it together.

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When you cut your wood pieces you’ll need to make sure they fit your pot size. We put ours together and realized that it was too small! After tearing the legs off and re-measuring the middle pieces we realized it is best to make your measurements based on the top rim of the pot not the bottom.

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And there it is, our cute and easy to make plant stand for under $30! Please let me know if you try this DIY. I love sharing all the little projects that we are slowly doing around our house and I hope you enjoy them too.

xoxo,

Bluebird

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