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Metal Plant Table Upcycle

An old metal plant table gets a much needed upcycle with a new faux marble table top and a fun, bright paint job! 

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Every day, in between work tasks, I pass this old plant table in the driveway as I walk back and forth to my car for daily mom taxi duties.

plant stand - before

As I pass by, my thought process goes a bit like this:

  1. Crap. I’m going to be late.
  2. Yay! I can’t wait to see my babies OR Ugh. When will these kids be driving? ( It depends on the day.)
  3. What the hell happened to that plant stand? Did it always look like that? It needs some TLC. Stat.
  4. Crap, I’m going to be so late!

… and repeat. Seven times a day.

I’m no stranger to upcycling and furniture DIYs, but in reality, this little plant table is near the bottom of my to-do list. I have many large, unfinished DIY projects and no time. It’s easy to feel defeated. Then, I started thinking – Would completing a small project (i.e., said plant table) make me think differently? The answer is YES! So, we’re upcycling a plant table with a paint intervention and a faux finish top!

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How to Upcycle a Metal Plant Table

Because you’re short on time,  here is the abridged tutorial. For full details, please download the plant stand upcycle guide – it’s printable and free. And if you’re going to be upcycling a plant table, show me your “before and afters” – they make me so happy!

 

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Remove the top

plant table - remove ruined top

I could’ve pulled the plant table top off with my hands. #callmesupergirl but, to save the screws, I went the old school route of removing the top properly – I know, boring right? If possible, use the make a pattern out of paper for the new top from the old. Put the pattern and screws aside.

Clean, Sand and Paint the Base

plant stand - clean up the base

After an overall sanding, focusing on smoothing any rust spots, paint the base with 2-3 coats of spray paint, including the underside of the plant table.

plant stand - PAINT THE BASE

Cut the New Plant Table Top then Paint

Faux Marble - Paint Table Top

Use the paper pattern you created to trace the new plant table top onto a piece of wood or MDF about 1″ thick, then cut with a power saw. Decide on the finish for your plant table top – I went with a faux marble finish and shared the tutorial for how I did here!

Attach the Top and Love it! 

plant stand - ATTACH THE TOP

Reattach the top using the reserved screws. Put your plant table into place and enjoy the fruits of your labors. You did it!

plant stand

My to-do list is still long, I’m still a taxi mom, and no doubt, I’ll be late to every pickup, but I’m happy to complete something that brings beauty to my surroundings. Those trips to the car are much more fulfilling!

How about you? What small project can you tackle today that will make you feel accomplished? How can I help? Did you remember to download the free guide for this project? One step is one step – We can do this!


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Adorable Fruit + Vegetable Puns Kitchen Art Prints

Hungry for some fruit and veggie puns? Lettuce help you out with these Kitchen art prints! The perfect thing to add that pop of fun to your kitchen or anywhere else you’d like to share a giggle! For more of my fun printables see my Freebies page.

 

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Today I am sharing these adorable fruits and veggie printables to brighten up your kitchen or casual dining area. Honestly, they’d be cute in a fun-loving gallery wall in any room!

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I love the cheesy pun trend that seems to be popping up this season on planters, t-shirts, and wall art. Coupled with a watercolor veggie or fruit background, these kitchen art prints will bring a smile to everyone who passes by them.

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You’ll find eight different designs in this pack – print one or print them all! These prints would look great in a gallery wall or framed as stand-alone art. The possibilities are endless!

Fruit + Vegetable Puns Kitchen Art Prints

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All printables found on Knock it off Kim are for Personal Use Only and not for Resale. See my disclosure for more information.

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GET THE FRUIT + VEGETABLE PUNS KITCHEN ART PRINTS

To get the free line art prints:

  1. Click the link provided above and register for my mailing list – you’ll receive the images through email. No spam – I promise!
  2. Prints are 8″x10″. Set your printer settings to use the US Letter Setting – US Letter Borderless will print a larger, full-page image.
  3. Print the images onto white cardstock
  4. Trim to fit your frame
  5. Enjoy!

vegetable puns art prints

We spend so much time in our kitchens – It’s important to feel inspired and happy while you’re in there. Obviously, that starts with the right accents and soothing paint colors – setting a beautiful table doesn’t hurt either!

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In addition to all of that, though, kitchen artwork can go a long way to adding visual interest and personality, and what better way to do that than with this fruity display!

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GET THE FRUIT + VEGETABLE PUNS KITCHEN ART PRINTS


If you like this kitchen art, please consider sharing with others by pinning it! Thanks!

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Free Printable Minimalist Line Art Prints

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Free Printable Minimalist Line Art Prints

These FREE minimalist line art prints will spice up your walls and will go with nearly any decor style.  Just download, print and hang for the perfect infusion of quirky sophistication! For more of my fun printables see my Freebies page.

 

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Are you looking for a new addition to your gallery wall? Or maybe you’re looking for that signature Nordic style art print for your bedroom makeover. Either way, I’ve got you covered with these FREE printable line art prints!

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We all know how much I love color and pattern, but my daughter doesn’t share that love at this point in her life. She’s more into the minimalistic style. I’m planning out her bedroom makeover and have been desperately searching for inspiration. Along my virtual travels, I came across many examples of line wall art prints that prove sometimes simplicity is good for the soul! I thought it would be fun to come up with my take on this popular trend and share the prints with you.  Because these prints are minimal in nature and don’t follow my usual dramatic-bold-color-lots-of-pattern look, I couldn’t help but add just a little bit of sass to them by adding the cute sayings “So shady” and “So bright.” Life is so serious, I don’t always want my wall art to be!

 

line art - so shady

There are two different art prints in this packet – print one or both! These prints will look great as part of a gallery wall or framed as stand-alone art, especially in an eclectic modern or minimalistic styled home.

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Free Printable Minimalist Line Art Prints

CLICK ON THIS LINK TO GET THE MODERN NORDIC STYLE LINE ART PRINTS

All printables found on KnockitoffKim.com are for Personal Use Only and not for Resale. See my disclosure for more information.

To get the free line art prints:

  1. If you’re already on my mailing list, click here to go to Freebies and printables – you will find these prints in the library.
  2. If you are not, click the link provided and register for my mailing list – you’ll receive the images in pdf format through email. No spam – I promise!
  3. Prints are 8″x10″. Set to print using the US Letter Setting – US Letter Borderless will print a larger, full-page image.
  4. Print the images onto white cardstock
  5. Trim to fit your frame
  6. Enjoy!


If you like this modern Nordic style line art, please consider sharing with others by pinning it! Thanks!

 

free line art nordic style print

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