My plant stand started out as this $5 vintage roll paper holder.
As luck would have it, one of my 49 cent 1 x 6's from Menards was just the right size without any cutting.
I attached the board with three screws from the underside.
I used a palm sander to round the edges and corners just a bit.
I then brushed on a coat of flat black paint.
Then two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Old White.
I distressed the edges, corners, and top surfaces a bit too, and then applied clear wax.
Here's my new plant stand in place on the built in desk in my den.
This roll paper holder made a perfect plant stand!