Summer is here and my front porch has been looking a little frumpy. I turned to Pinterest for some outdoor inspiration and found a handful of DIY projects I just had to try.
My first project…this DIY Mid-Century inspired plant stand.
The instructions looked pretty straight forward but as DIY’er who has a few project under her belt, I know that all projects take triple the amount of time you think they will.
The tricky thing about this project is that if you don’t have the right tools, this project is bit difficult. We were able to finagle most of our tools to make the right cuts. Half way through, our drill press broke down and I spent a half hour in my sweet basement’s neighbor while he helped me make a rounded slice through the cross bars. When I brought it home and put it together it was solid but I found that one of the cuts wasn’t exactly perfect which made the stand a little tilted but I wasn’t about to go back and have him re-do it. On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the most difficult) I would give this DIY project a 6.
The next project I tried was this cute little plant stand from Sugar and Cloth.
This project was totally doable for even the novice DIY’er.
I found the wooden circle plate at Hobby Lobby and the metal plates and legs from Lowe’s. I first stained everything a walnut shade then simply used a screw driver to secure the metal plates in the wood. Easy-peasy. On a scale of 1-10 this would be a 2.
Cute little two-toned pot is from Zulily.
The last project I made is one I created a while back using a tomato cage. You can find these tomato cages pretty much anywhere. In fact, I even saw them at my corner drug store the other day. You simply cut the top wires off. You have to find a pot or planter with a base wide enough to be held within the round base.
I spray panted the cage the same color as my planter and voila…instant interest for your planter.
Scale of 1-10… this one is a 2. You need a little muscle to cut through those wires.
Want another great indoor planter idea…try painting half a basket…
I shared all these ideas on the Studio 5 show.
Top hairpin pot: West Elm.