Old Window + Bed Posts + Wood = Plant Stand

September 27th, 2015 in member junk     
ILikeItVintage ILikeItVintage, member
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Completed Plant Stand
View of Bed Post
View of Pipe Strapping
Board attached to existing screw holes where you would have attached the bed frame
Completed Plant Stand

Completed Plant Stand

I frequently buy things and parts when I go hunting for treasures without having any idea of what I might use it for.  I found two heavy metal ivory footboard end post at a garage sale a couple of years ago and came up with this fun idea of making a window plant stand!  I had the wood and the window in my stash and just had to buy pipe strapping (which was an inexpensive purchase) to attach it all together.   The metal end posts already had threaded holes in the bottom as this is where you would have attached it to the bed frame.  This is where I started by attaching a piece of wood to secure the two post together and also to secure the bottom of the window.  I then used pipe strapping across the back and at the top to secure the window to the rails.   I wanted a piece of metal scrollwork to finish off the top of the window but I did not have that in my stash.  Went to Big Lots and found a little garden border fence that was curved at the top and had a little scroll metal insert.  Cut of what I didn't need, painted it to match and added the finishing touch!  

Pattern or design used: My own design - Barbara Cassidy
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, cottage, plant holder, , country, white, porch, entry, shelf, sunroom

Comments (8)

gadgetsponge writes: Pieces really do look like they were mean't for each other. Posted: 4:43 pm on October 26th
junkermidge writes: What a great piece! It worked out beautifully!
Midge Posted: 2:32 pm on June 26th
Wanda writes: I love it!! Posted: 6:42 am on June 25th
junkfestgirl writes: This is great~ Love it! Posted: 6:35 am on June 20th
suewhitney writes: This is very pretty, well thought out, and well constructed. Great end result. Way to go!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 6:01 am on June 20th
SantaClaus writes: WOW - love this! Posted: 4:22 am on June 16th
MossyLady writes: Very nice design! I like the way the back edges are curved. Posted: 12:06 pm on June 15th
DonnaG writes: Wow!! Looks fabulous! Posted: 2:52 pm on June 14th
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