Sunday, January 29, 2012

Plant stand to shabby chic lamp table

Boy, has it been a long time since I have posted anything!  It is not because I have not been busy creating, just not time to share. 

Today's mission: Take a 'plain jane' plant stand and turn it into a lamp table for a sweet lady I work with.

   After cutting about 4 inches off the legs, I added a new wooden 'skirt' around the sides cut from a thin sheet of luan.  It seem to be begging for some type of ornamentation, so I added a little wooden embellishment to the front. I then sanded the whole piece in preparation for paint.

 My friend had requested black paint, and I loved that idea, but I just can't leave well enough alone!  I found a great design with my Silhouette that I thought would look perfect on the top.  I painted the top first with white, added the design in vinyl, then did the black painting over the whole piece.  When the paint dried, I pulled off the vinyl leaving the white design.  To keep it from looking stark white with the black top, I lightly sprayed black paint over the white design.

Hopefully she will like the table - but if she doesn't - Oh darn, I might just have to keep it!


  1. Your friend would be nuts not to love it! It's just adorable...

    Liz @

  2. That turned out to be amazing!! You would never know it was the same table!!! Thanks so much for joining us on "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We loved having you and hope to see you back next Saturday with more fun ideas! -The Sisters