Hey, it's Mandi! You guys, this project is so easy I almost feel like I shouldn't be calling it a project. It's a pretty simple concept that's not really anything new—attach legs to wood and call it a plant stand! But I think this little guy has plenty of style, fits in well with my midcentury-style ranch, and is the perfect accessory for my indoor plant family.
I only have a couple of larger indoor plants, and they just looked so awkward sitting next to each other. I decided the two pots needed some variety in height, but I didn't want to just set one of them on the ground. I needed a short stand to give one of the pots a little lift, but I didn't like anything I was seeing at the stores. In my best Underdog voice inside my head I thought, "There's no need to fear—the hardware store is near!" After grabbing a few supplies, I got right to work, and before I knew it, my two large houseplants were getting along together just fine.
Total cost plus tax: $25.10
Supplies I had on hand:
-wood stain: around $4 at most stores
-wood sealer: around $4.50 at most stores
Total cost including stain & sealer: $33.60
Savings tip: If you have a jigsaw and scrap lumber, you can cut your own circles like I did for this other plant stand project.
(The prices listed are what I paid at my local Lowes store.)Step One: Stain the wooden circle and legs with a paint brush or rag. If you use a paint brush, you will need to clean the brush with paint brush cleaner or mineral spirits. If you use a rag, be sure to soak it afterwards and dispose of it at a hazardous waste disposal site.
Step Two: Seal the wood with a wax or polyurethane of your choice. You may be dripping water onto this stand, so a water-based sealant is probably not your best option here. I used leftover glaze that I had in my supplies stash; otherwise, I would have just used a basic polyurethane spray.Step Three: Attach the leg-mounting plates equidistant around the edge of the wooden circle. Make sure you're attaching these to the rough side of the wood, not the nicer side.
Step Four: Screw the legs into the mounting plates.
What'd I tell ya? Easy as pie! In fact, much easier than pie if you ask me. Do you think you'll give it a go?