Decoration DIY

DIY | IKEA Hack: Copper Plant Stand

Hey guys, it’s time for another IKEA hack! You may know that I’m a huge fan of IKEA, especially because you can get so creative with their furniture and accessories. There is a whole movement out there that just revolves around how to transform their furniture. This way, you can make something unique without building the whole thing yourself, and you save some costs. But I have written that before, right? I have even made my own first IKEA hack some time ago, and assembled a few other possible projects. Now it’s time to make another one!

The Plant Stand – a New Trend?

Plant stands seem to be ubiquitous right now, and this with reason! Plant stands are an interesting way to present otherwise boring plants and create a styling piece at the same time. Furthermore with a plant stand you can bring your plants closer to the light! The idea for this project was born when I replaced the lamp shades in pour bedroom. Or rather, I removed the lamp shades and replaced them with some cool Edison light bulbs. So I was left with two lamp shades I didn’t want to throw away. I disassembled one, and there was the idea!

The Tutorial

You need:

For the variation:

Let’s get started! First take your lamp shade and carefully disassemble it with your fingers. Take a knife as help if needed. In the end you have the rack for our plant stand and a metallic ring, which I will use for another project. So don’t throw it away!

Prepare an area outside with newspapers or plastic to spray-paint everything. Take your lamp shade frame, sand it off and spray-paint it in a copper shade. Of course you can use any shade you like! Let everything dry.

While letting the frame for your plant stand dry, implant the succulent into the porcelain bowl. You may need some extra soil for that!

When your frame is ready, simple attach the bowl with the glue gun to the larger ring of the rack. That’s it!

For the variation: Follow the first two steps. Additionally, spray-paint your vase in white. Let everything dry, then glue the vase to the smaller ring of the rack.

Amazing how easy this was, and amazing how cool it actually looks! For you sometimes have this picture in your head how a project should look in the end, and sometimes it comes out way differently than you thought. But, I’m actually a bit proud that I could reuse these old lamp shades instead of just throwing them away. Plus, I still have those metallic rings for my next projects! So stay tuned for that!

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Marisa
    30th September 2017 at 5:47 pm

    I love this post. Thanks for sharing it! 🙂

    http://www.terradaflor.com/

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      30th September 2017 at 5:48 pm

      Thank you dear, so glad you like it! ☺️

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    Alisia
    1st October 2017 at 12:38 am

    I love this idea! It looks lovely and it’s a great conversation piece.

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      1st October 2017 at 1:38 am

      Thank you very much, that’s so nice of you to say!

  • Reply
    Marlene @ Idle Hands Awake
    1st October 2017 at 4:21 pm

    What a clever idea! The lampshade frame makes such a unique shape. Love it as a plant stand!

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      1st October 2017 at 4:50 pm

      You’re so kind, thank you!

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    Paula Simmons
    4th October 2017 at 3:49 am

    What a great idea! Love the innovation of ‘upcycling’ what would likely be considered garbage into such cute little gems that are decorative and useful! Will definitely have to give this a try next time I’m feeling crafty. Thanks for sharing!

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      4th October 2017 at 6:58 am

      Thank you for these kind words, I’m glad you like the idea!

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    Charlotte Poon
    10th October 2017 at 8:51 pm

    That’s such a cute hack! Love how it turned out 🙂

    Charlotte
    http://www.deconstrut.com

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      10th October 2017 at 8:54 pm

      You’re so kind, thank you!

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