A $5.49 Re-purposed Vintage Store Paper Roll Holder Plant Stand

September 05, 2014
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.

I attached felt pads to the bottom of the iron feet.

Rustic Plant Stand or Shelf www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com

Rustic Plant Stand or Shelf www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
 Here's my new plant stand in place on the built in desk in my den.  

Rustic Plant Stand or Shelf www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
This roll paper holder made a perfect plant stand!

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Fun idea, Carlene! Looks like a shelf that might work over a sink area, too!

  2. Cute! I could see that being a very versatile little shelf!
    Agree with Linda over the sink would be great!

  3. You are a genius of imagination! Every time you make something beautiful and useful out of discarded items, I bemoan the things I've left behind.

  4. Well done! My Aunt and Uncle used to have one of those in their meat market/grocery store that held big rolls of white paper that they wrapped the meat in.

  5. Looks really pretty Carlene. Great idea. I have one of those that might just become a plant stand. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  6. Wow this turned out great...so different! I love how you styled it as well.

    @Seeking Lavender Lane

  7. I love this! It really looks nice on your desk and I love the old tool box under it, too. Perfect. Visiting from 'My Salvaged Treasures' link party. - xo Karen


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