Thursday, June 30, 2011

Upcycling from Dig 'n' Save

What can you do with an base like this? I found it at at our local dig/save with a damaged table top. I think it was originally used in an office, some type of work table. The base is made of aluminum which made think that it would be good as a plant stand. 

Since I don't have carpentry skills (or tools), I found someone to make a cedar box to put on it. The stand cost $10 and the cedar box was $60. A word to the wise - get more than one estimate, even for a small job. The estimate that didn't get my job was for $100, a big difference.

I'm very happy with it, just need to get some feet for the bottom and watch the flowers grow.

I will be back next week, taking a little time off.

Happy July 4th Everyone!

This post is linked to: 
The Shabby Chic Cottage


  1. That is a great looking plant stand!

  2. Very clever! I like the cedar against the gray.

  3. luv that plant stand...

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  4. Great reuse, Jil! And you are so right. It pays to get a few estimates.

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  5. Stunning blog you got here! Love the plant stand...thanks for sharing:)
    Hope to see you on my blog:)