A Vintage Birdcage Stand Repurposed As A Fern Stand

June 01, 2021

Photo of a vintage iron birdcage stand
I found this iron birdcage stand at a local antiques and consignment shop.

I brush painted it with two coats of Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Caviar.

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Photo of a metal bucket painted white
I painted the outside of an old galvanized bucket with two coats of Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Drop Cloth.

Photo of a decor transfer
I then pulled out one of my recent decor transfer tubes, Redesign With Prima Spring Flowers.  

This tube has four transfer sheets, for at least four different projects!

Photo of a design transfer
I cut a section out of the Spring Flowers sheet.

Photo of a design transfer being placed on a bucket
It fit the front of my bucket pretty well.

I peeled off the white backing and was careful to center the design before sticking it down. I found that I was able to move the transfer a bit on the painted surface, however, on glass or bare metal, once stuck there is no moving it.

 Then I basically rubbed the design transfer onto the bucket with the enclosed stick.  More detailed information on this process can be found HERE.

I sprayed both the stand and the bucket with two coats of Painter's Touch Multi Purpose Clear Spray in Matte.
Photo of an S hook
I found this S hook in the flower pot section of our local Menards.  I painted it black.

Photo of an S hook inserted into the top of a birdcage stand
I bent the hook so I was able to slide it into the loop at the top of the birdcage stand AND catch the handle of my bucket.

Photo of a fern in a decorated bucket
I added a beautiful Boston Fern to my bucket.

Ferns do so well on my covered patio.

Photo of a birdcage stand repurposed as a plant holder
The birdcage/fern stand fits perfectly in the corner of my covered patio.

Photo of a birdcage stand repurposed as a plant stand
Thanks so much for visiting!  Happy gardening!
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. What a clever idea! I think that it looks great!

  2. Fantastically creative upcycle!
    I’d love for you to join us over at the Creative Crafts Linky Party every Wednesday through Sunday
    Followed and Pinned! 🙂
    Creatively, Beth


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