Before and After Blue Country Cabinet

Before and After Blue Country Cabinet

I loved the price of “free” on this plant stand but the piece itself was just a big yawn. It was time to give it a new life. After I took it apart I turned the center section on its side and lined it with 1/8″ plywood veneer and topped it off with old barnwood.

Rickety White Plant Stand

Rickety White Plant Stand

Rickety Plant Stand - taken apart

Rickety Plant Stand – taken apart

Center Section of Plant Stand Lined with Plywood Veneer

Center Section of Plant Stand Lined with Plywood Veneer

I then turned it upside down to attach legs that I ripped on the table saw out of more barnwood. They were made from two pieces of wood, one 3/4″ wide and the other 1 1/2″ wide nailed together so they would fit around the corner. The pieces that ran between the legs were 1 1/2″ wide with 3/4″ pieces attached to the inside to support the bottom shelf.

Legs Ripped Down from Barn Wood

Legs Ripped Down from Barn Wood

Adding the Legs and Shelf Support

Adding the Legs and Shelf Support

The two outside sections of the plant stand were used to make the bottom shelf and trim out the doors. I nailed the plant stand slats to more plywood veneer for the doors and attached them with basic hinges.

Center Section of Plant Stand - added legs and bottom shelf

Center Section of Plant Stand – added legs and bottom shelf

Slats of Plant Stand Nailed to Veneer for Doors

Slats of Plant Stand Nailed to Veneer for Doors

Doors of Country Cabinet - attached with strap hinges

Doors of Country Cabinet – attached with strap hinges

The door closures are the hardware used to keep window screens in place.

Country Cabinet in Cobalt Blue

Country Cabinet in Cobalt Blue

Country Cabinet in Cobalt Blue

Country Cabinet in Cobalt Blue

I think it is much more interesting now and can serve many more purposes then just holding plants. It could be a night stand, a side table, an entry table, tv stand, or just storage for any room and it might just be that pop of color the room needs.