Creative New Uses for Plant Stands

Creative New Uses for Plant Stands

Catrin Morris
Apr 28, 2011

As someone who has a tough time keeping indoor plants alive, I knew I would never use my antique plant stand for its intended purpose. Instead, it is used to hold an iron kettle (Image 10). Occasionally I shove some cut flowers in the kettle but that's about as green as my plant stand gets. It seems I am not the only one who has found alternative uses for plant stands. Crafty, innovative folks across the blogosphere have found original ways to repurpose these items…

1 Use a vintage plant stand to display objects, such as Merrimekko plates as seen on Design Sponge.
2 A vintage plant stand is remade into a lamp on The Vintique Object.
3 Here is another example of a plant stand used as a side table. Crafty Nest.
4 Here, Crafty Nest adds a lazy susan to its repurposed plant stand to make a side table.
5 Taller plant stands may be the perfect height to serve as a side table that holds a reading lamp, as shown in Real Simple. The magazine also suggests that plants stands with trays can be useful for serving cocktails because the tray lifts out of the epoxy-coated steel base.

6 This clever blogger at The Other Gabor Sister spray painted an old wicker plant stand green and used it as a magazine holder.
7 At Blissfully Domestic, a plant stand was used to hold linens in the bathroom.
8 A small, low plant stand is used as a cake holder on Cake Central.
9 Metal, multi-teired plant stands can be very useful for displaying buffet foods as done on Country Living.
10 Catrin Morris.

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