Garage Sale Iron Hand Towel Stand Repurposed Plant Stand

 I purchased this iron hand towel stand last summer at a garage sale for $1.25.

I didn't really know what to do with it right away, but I thought it had some upcycle/repurpose possibilities.


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The hand towel stand was heavy iron, mostly black, but had copper rub on accents in places.

I didn't want the copper accents, and I wanted to even out the black color, so I painted the stand with one coat of Fusion Mineral Paint in Coal Black.  Fusion doesn't need a topcoat.

I didn't distress the towel stand either.


They are priced $1.99, but they are often on sale at 50% off.

I gave each of them a couple of coats of Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Burlap.

I then stenciled the circled leaves above onto each little pail with Fusion Mineral Paint in Coal Black.  


Then I wiped on a light coat of Dixie Belle Best Dang Wax in Clear with a paper towel.  

Once the wax was dry, I wiped the pails down with a dry paper towel to remove any excess and rub it into the paint.

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The little pail fit in the hole pretty well, and it won't fall through thanks to the handle.

Garage Sale Hand Towel Stand Repurposed As A Plant Stand #repurpose #upcycle #garagesalefinds #metalpail #stencil
The last step was to fill the pails with small potted faux plants!

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This was so EASY!

Blooming faux plants or even real plants would work in the pails, however, I wouldn't paint the inside of the pail if I was planning to fill it with dirt.

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All kinds of spring decor can be created with thrift shop/garage sale purchases.


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2 comments

  1. What a sweet upcycle! Love the cute little buckets and they work perfectly with the towel rack. Very clever! ❤

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  2. This is so cute! I wish I could find cool items like you do :-)

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