Mid-Century Plant Stand Makeover

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This week I have been a busy bee getting my mid-century plant stands back into shape and ready to add to my kitchen collection. You may remember these guys from Thrift Score Thursday a few weeks back. Then they were not looking quite so nice. Paint on the wood and rusty metal was not exactly the look I was going for so I decided on a makeover to get them back, or at least close, to their former glory!

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I started with a little Citrus strip on the wood, since it had a little spray paint and pealing clear coat that needed to be removed. This only took a few minutes since there wasn’t very much finish to remove.

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Once the stripper had done its job I scrubbed the wood clean with steel wool and gave it a quick sanding to remove any debris.

At this point I also took the time to scrub down all the metal parts with a heavy wire brush to remove any loose rust.

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After wiping everything clean the wood was ready for a new coat of stain, I chose Minwax Red Chestnut.

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Once the stain was dry, I masked the wood with paper and painter’s tape and the exposed areas got a fresh coat of gold spray paint. My favorite gold paint for a nice brassy finish is Design Master Metallic Spray Paint.

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once the masking was removed my plant stands were looking good as new.

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and even better once they made it into the kitchen.

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Comments

  1. They are so unique and look fabulous now. Love the flower pots too

  2. I love the direction this look went! The gold paint compliments the wood stain you chose so nicely. Placed next to those adorable palm tree curtains, these pieces are giving me a mid-century meets Miami vibe!

  3. These plant stands were such a great score!! Love how you cleaned them up and styled them. 🙂

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