The potted flowering bulbs have brightening the windowsills. So, in a round about way, this leads to ... plant stands.
Never thought that an Edwardian Victorian Fern Stand would be found while out thrifting. Peaches walking through.
This beauty needed some careful veneer repair/gluing on the base, a good wipe down with very fine steel wool and a furniture cleaner and finally a smooth application of Varithane Satin. A haze appeared on the top so DH used a very fine sandpaper to remove the various layers of finish and when he had a clean surface he reapplied a wipe-on walnut stain, varithane and finally wax.
I found this to be the most versatile of the plant stands shown in this post. Good for showcasing ornaments, vignettes (and of course, plants). Its darker color lets it merge into the background. It has that old world character, something that settles in and is very useful but doesn't stand out and 'take over' the room.
Next is the white plant stand. Originally a plant stand kit project (my best guess) thrift find. Already painted white. Just needed some tightening and cleaning (fly specks, dirt, spider webs).
You may be able to see Diesel who was photo bombing (hoping for a bite to eat). Handy stand for draping plants and vignettes.
Some time ago I painted/posted about the two smaller plant stands below. They were two of my early chalk type painted projects. Handy multi-use little tables.
Thanks for visiting.
Second Project for February, fifth project for 2014
(first, second, third, fourth here).
I just recounted the chairs in the house
(not including any in the storage sheds) that need help
- 11 - too Many Chairs !
See you again on Monday 7 a.m.
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