I found plans online to build the exact A Frame Plant stand from The Design Confidential. I showed Hasani my ideas and he was on board! On Friday night we stopped in Lowes and picked our supplies. We decided to use Select Pine for the project which was a lot nicer and a little more than using the regular pine. In addition to buying our wood and screws etc. we bought a new tool for the project a Kreg Jig R3 Jr & clamp I've seen many bloggers use a Kreg Jig for various projects and after using it once this project, I can't wait to use on the next one! So even thought it added cost for this project it was totally worth buying.
Here's our A Frame Planter before getting stained, oh the pic is crooked not the plant stand! For the stain color we wanted the planter to look grey washed, like we've had it forever.
Here's our finished DIY A Frame Plant Stand. This weekend we'll be buying plants to fill up the shelves. In the meantime I couldn't resist not putting a plant on it, so I grabbed a plant from my bedroom and put it on our plant stand.
For this project I used the new stains from Rustoleum in Weathered Grey. I applied the stain with a cloth, the grey is almost like paint, but dries light than it goes on, but it almost felt too grey. I decided to lightly go over the Weather Grey with Dark Walnut, which helped tone down its grey shade.
I also plopped some empty planters on the plant stand, and loved how it looked.
I loved the look on the galvanized shelves filled with pea gravel from Gardener's Supply Company and decided to order them. I think they'll helping with the drainage from plants. So looking forward to filling our new tiered plant stand up with various plants. Once its updated, I'll share pictures of everything in place.
What do you think our our new plant stand? Do you have any plans to make something for your patio this Spring?