A Crazy Plant Stand Gets a Makeover

Many thanks to Velvet Finishes for providing the paint for this project.

Plant Stand Makeover with Velvet Finishes Paint


Have you ever seen a crazy plant stand like this one?  I certainly hadn’t until my mom bought this one at her church’s annual sale.  Mama didn’t need it and passed it on to me for a makeover.

Before:  Plant Stand Makeover with Velvet Finishes Paint by virginiasweetpea.com

This plant stand had some water damage, so my first step was to sand each piece.  The entire thing comes apart!  The spindles either have long screws on each end or have a hole where a screw goes.  Thank goodness I took a before picture or I never would have been able to figure out how to get it back together.

I painted it with Velvet Finishes paint in Handsome.  This was my first experience with this paint line and it won’t be my last.  After the paint dries, it truly does feel like velvet.  This paint usually doesn’t require sanding which is a feature that I really like.  It also dries very quickly and doesn’t smell which is important to me because this time of year I have to paint inside.

Plant Stand Makeover with Velvet Finishes Paint by virginiasweetpea.com

Since this is a plant stand, getting wet is going to happen.  To protect the paint, I finished the project with a coat of Protect which is Velvet Finish’s non-yellowing polyurethane.Plant Stand Makeover with Velvet Finishes Paint by virginiasweetpea.com


This plant stand’s Handsome paint color really highlights the green leaves of my father-in-law’s plants.  I had to borrow plants for pictures because I’m more of an outdoor gardener than an indoor one.

Plant Stand Makeover with Velvet Finishes Paint by virginiasweetpea.com


I think that this plant stand might also make a great piece for displaying collectibles.  I tested my theory with a few of my vintage yellow planters.  These would look especially pretty if a plant were growing in each.Vintage Planters Displayed on a Plant Stand Painted with Royal Velvet Paint by virginiasweetpea.com  Vintage Planters Displayed on a Plant Stand Painted with Royal Velvet Paint by virginiasweetpea.com


If you like this makeover, I’d love for you to pin it on Pinterest for others to see.

Plant Stand Makeover with Velvet Finishes Paint by virginiasweetpea.com

I think my mom might want this plant stand back for one of her porches now that it has had a makeover.  What do you think?

Sharing With:  Serenity Now, Shabby Art Boutique, My Passion for Decor, Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home, Concord Cottage, Between Naps on the Porch, Stone Gable, Savvy Southern Style


  1. Suzanne Ramsey says:

    What a great plant stand. I’ve never seen anything like that before. The color is really nice, too. I’m sure you’ll be able to find something neat to do with it!

  2. Great colour, Virginia!!

  3. Lynn Zawojski says:

    love it and the paint looks so smooth…You can’t notice protect either.
    I’m sure you will be using this in the future. very nice

  4. Paula, I love this plant stand! Its so quirky and fun! The handsome is the perfect color to anchor it all. And I love your idea for using it to display collectibles!

  5. What a beautiful color! Plus, I am very impressed with the finish of the poly. I’ve had disastrous results with poly. I may have to look into this line. I need to paint a table and will have to paint it inside as well. This is a fun piece though! I like the crazy!

  6. That is a beautiful color of blue … and the soft yellow planters are a very nice contrast.
    Wonder if you could use it other than for plants?
    My suggestion to your mom is to hold out for both the plant stand and the planters!
    Great finish!

    • I have a feeling that my mom will want it back, Leslie. We have a lot of Civil War memorabilia and this stand could be great for displaying it.


  7. Paula – I love your plant stand makeover! I think your project turned out amazing!! Thank you for giving Velvet Finishes a try!

  8. I love this! It is so unusual and interesting. The color you picked is perfect too. I’d love for you to come link up at Tips and Tricks tonight at 9pm Eastern time.

  9. This is amazing paint or you’re a very good painter — or both. I’m impressed at how even the paint looks, no drips or overlaps.

    • This paint is great, Wendy! I tried it with a brush and the stroke marks smooth out as it dries. I also used it with a foam brush and it worked well. The finish is what I really like – It is so smooth.


  10. Marcia Banach says:

    Love this plant stand! I would have passed I by in its original condition–not anymore! I pinned it on Pinterest.

  11. Hi Paula, I think you’re right, I think your mom will definitely want the plant stand back. It turned out so beautiful and I’ve never tried velvet finishes paint so I’ll have to be on the lookout. Great makeover. Thank you again so much for linking up to our Something to Talk About Link Party today and have a great week, xo Lisa

  12. That is the custes plant stand and I love the color you chose! I love it! Especially how the different levels allow for trailing plants without touching the one underneath it! If mom doesn’t want it, well…you’ve got my number! 🙂
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  13. Great color choice on the blue to contrast with the green of the plants!

  14. That is pretty great what you were able to do with that stand. The paint was done perfectly, I love the color too. I like the way that stand moves your eyes up and down with the different levels.


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