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!
For the variation:
- VILJESTARK vase
- White spray paint
- Hot glue gun
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!