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