Another Thrift Shop Banana Stand Re-purpose

March 22, 2015

I recently purchased another banana stand at the thrift shop.

Again, I painted the stand with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in "Old White", wet distressed it, and brushed on clear wax.

I purchased these miniature African violets yesterday at a local floral and gift shop.

Repurposed Banana Stand African Violet Display
The miniature African violets were the perfect size for a Blue Willow cream pitcher and sugar bowl.

Banana Stand Spring Floral Vignette #thriftshopmakeovers #africanviolets #bluewillow #bananastand #spring #Easter
Nothing says spring like a bunny and blooming flowers!

Repurposed Banana Stand African Violet Display
When you water the African violet in the cream pitcher you will have to take it off from the hook until the water soaks into the soil to prevent drips.

Repurposed Banana Stand African Violet Display
I am going to try the violets on my dining room table by a west window and see how they do.

Repurposed Banana Stand Plant Holder
Here is the first banana stand re-purpose with a hoya plant in a small pail and Modge Podge image transfer on the base.

Don't walk by those banana stands at the thrift shop again!

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Oh that is just I have to find a banana holder. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Love how you redid the banana the use of creamer and sugar containers as flower pots too........very unique on the banana stand!

  3. Brilliant - absolutely brilliant! I just saw a banana holder at the thrift. I thought....what would I ever use that for? You are so clever!

  4. so cute. Another project that would never have entered my mind. I love violets. So nice to see blooms of any kind.

  5. That is so cute! What a great idea! Looks like a better way of using banana stands then actually using it for bananas. One more thing to keep an eye out for at thrift shops. Love your violets, I won't even try growing them. I hear their real delicate.

  6. Oh, how clever! I have had African violets (gifts from an aunt who was great with them) and have never been able to keep them alive, but yours are wonderful.

    I was just thinking, too, how one of these banana stands might work to display a special Christmas ornament.

  7. What a cute idea!! I will have to give it a try. :)
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. I just love all of your projects and look forward to seeing what you come up with!

  9. What is the real reason for using a banana holder such as this? Was it to prevent bruising? It certainly isn't a space-saver. It's funny the things that some people invent, and even funnier about who purchases them! I'm glad you've found a new use for an odd invention.

  10. Ok I more walking past the banana stands. This is so cute. I can just see that in my living room. Can't wait to try this. Have a Fabulous Day!

  11. I shall start referring to you as the Queen of the Banana Sling.

  12. Oh my gosh, that is so cute! The violets are so sweet in the blue and white pieces!


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