Re-purposed Banana Stand House Plant Holder

My re-purpose project today begins with a thrift shop, $2, oak banana stand.  These are relatively easy to find at thrift shops.  


First I gave the banana stand a couple coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White.  I distressed it a bit with sand paper.

I decided to add a garden image from the Graphics Fairy using the Mod Podge Image Transfer Method.  The Graphics Fairy Mod Podge image transfer to wood method is here.



I planted a small variegated hoya or wax plant in a small vintage-look bucket. The hoyas at my house grow slowly but are quite trouble free, even growing in low light conditions.

Wax Plant Displayed on Upcycled Banana Stand www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
 Of course I added some clear wax to protect my banana stand and the image transfer.

Wax Plant Displayed on Upcycled Banana Stand www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com


Wax Plant Displayed on Upcycled Banana Stand www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
This is a fun and easy decor idea!  You could use faux succulents if you don't want to bother with a live plant.  I found this little vintage look pail with the number "7" on it at a floral shop.  The project cost is about $10 or under, depending upon the cost of your pail, and faux or real house plant.












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14 comments:

  1. Hey that's my nana stand that I sent off a few years ago, give it back I like it now!

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  2. This is really neat. I will opt for faux plant when I find my stand.

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  3. This is really neat. I will have to use the faux plant because I don't have a green thumb.

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  4. Okay - that is reeeeeeeally cute!

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  5. Darling idea! Love how you are constantly recycling things and making such darling items.

    Judy

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  6. i love it, really!!!
    ps. kisses from Poland:*

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  7. OK-- you win! That takes the cake...........er Banana
    love it-- you have great imagination

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  8. Oh my goodness, what a great idea! I love it! Pinning!

    Tania

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  9. What a great repurposing project! That sweet little bucket looks a whole lot better than a bunch of bananas. Love the the graphic transfer too. Thanks Carlene for sharing at VIParty.

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  10. What a way to re-purpose....so gosh darn cute!!! Off to the thrifts to find "hanging plant stands". Thanks for sharing...popped over from My Salvaged treasures.

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  11. you have blown my mind before but this top

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  12. Wow, I hate banana stands but LOVE that idea!

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