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Plant Stand from a Repurposed Piano Stool

A global designer-inspired DIY plant stand made from a thrifted piano stool using just spray paint and a doily for a quick and easy makeover.

Thrift store flips are right up there with pedicures, fresh brewed coffee, and a really good book for me… they’re therapy!

Last week, we hit a sleep regression with Regan, which has basically made me feel like a crazy woman. So I only did my normal thing to relieve some stress during one of her super short 30 minute naps. I painted my latest thrift find. Isn’t it cute?!

A global designer-inspired DIY plant stand made from a thrifted piano stool using just spray paint and a doily for a quick and easy makeover. #plantstand #pianostool #globaldecor #spraypaint #thriftstoreflips #thrifting #diyhomedecor #thriftedhomedecor

I found this old piano stool for $15 and immediately knew the perfect spot for it, even though we don’t own a piano ourselves (and couldn’t begin to know how to play it, if we did).

So I whipped up this little project for this month’s Trash to Treasure Transformation Tuesday. (You can see my other blogger friends’ thrifty flips at the bottom of this post.)

We had this one little spot in the corner of our upstairs hallway where I knew this stool would look so cute with some greenery as a plant stand.

Doily Stenciled Plant Stand from a Piano Stool

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A global designer-inspired DIY plant stand made from a thrifted piano stool using just spray paint and a doily for a quick and easy makeover. #plantstand #pianostool #globaldecor #spraypaint #thriftstoreflips #thrifting #diyhomedecor #thriftedhomedecor

Just to add a fun detail, I grabbed this crocheted doily to create a pattern on top.

And since I knew I wanted some of the wood still showing alongside some white paint, I taped off a few places with painter’s tape.

A global designer-inspired DIY plant stand made from a thrifted piano stool using just spray paint and a doily for a quick and easy makeover. #plantstand #pianostool #globaldecor #spraypaint #thriftstoreflips #thrifting #diyhomedecor #thriftedhomedecor

I laid the doily on top of the stool and sprayed it with a light coat of spray primer first. Then, once the primer was dry, I sprayed it with a coat of white spray paint.

And I repeated the same primer/paint process on the legs.

A global designer-inspired DIY plant stand made from a thrifted piano stool using just spray paint and a doily for a quick and easy makeover. #plantstand #pianostool #globaldecor #spraypaint #thriftstoreflips #thrifting #diyhomedecor #thriftedhomedecor

It took all of 30 minutes and turned out SO cute!

Even though Regan hasn’t given me much time to get creative lately, this little project made me so happy to tap into that creative outlet for a quick paint therapy session that I’ve been missing.

A global designer-inspired DIY plant stand made from a thrifted piano stool using just spray paint and a doily for a quick and easy makeover. #plantstand #pianostool #globaldecor #spraypaint #thriftstoreflips #thrifting #diyhomedecor #thriftedhomedecor

I stuck this fake plant on top since it’s in a super dark hallway that doesn’t get any natural light at all when all of the doors are closed. Doesn’t it look so real?!

A global designer-inspired DIY plant stand made from a thrifted piano stool using just spray paint and a doily for a quick and easy makeover. #plantstand #pianostool #globaldecor #spraypaint #thriftstoreflips #thrifting #diyhomedecor #thriftedhomedecor

It looks like it was meant to be a plant stand all along and almost has an Anthopologie-esque vibe to it.

A global designer-inspired DIY plant stand made from a thrifted piano stool using just spray paint and a doily for a quick and easy makeover. #plantstand #pianostool #globaldecor #spraypaint #thriftstoreflips #thrifting #diyhomedecor #thriftedhomedecor

And now this corner of our hallway has some life! I’m a sucker for greenery despite my black thumb.

A global designer-inspired DIY plant stand made from a thrifted piano stool using just spray paint and a doily for a quick and easy makeover. #plantstand #pianostool #globaldecor #spraypaint #thriftstoreflips #thrifting #diyhomedecor #thriftedhomedecor

We’ve added a couple of other little details to our upstairs hallway too, but I’m waiting on one more before I share the final before and after. That Children’s Shakespeare art always has my heart since Regan’s and Olivia’s names were both invented by Shakespeare. #NerdAlert #ThisMamaHasAnEnglishDegree

And now this plant stand right beside our bedroom door makes me smile every time I walk by. Yay for happy nooks and corners!

A global designer-inspired DIY plant stand made from a thrifted piano stool using just spray paint and a doily for a quick and easy makeover. #plantstand #pianostool #globaldecor #spraypaint #thriftstoreflips #thrifting #diyhomedecor #thriftedhomedecor

You can see the rest of this month’s T2T transformations below:

Clockwise from top left:

Prodigal Pieces | Confessions of a Serial DIYer | Artsy Chicks Rule | Girl in the Garage

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20 Comments

  1. I’ve spray painted through lace many times but haven’t used a doily. I love the look you got.When I want super crisp lines I apply some spray adhesive to the lace to adhere it to the piece before I spray through it. You get crisp details which is important when using a fine detailed lace. Your piano chair is magnificent. I’ve never seen one completely made of wood like that. I like the way you respected the originality of it by saving a lot of the wood and using paint to draw attention to the workmanship of the chair

  2. That plant does look real! Very sweet repurpose…love the idea of using a doily as a stencil!
    Is your inside hardware Oil Rubbed Bronze or Black? Would you share the source for it? Thanks!

    1. Isn’t it crazy?! That little plant is so convincing. The hardware is oil rubbed bronze, but it was here when we moved in from the previous house owners. Unfortunately, I don’t know the source.

  3. That turned out so lovely! My favorite part is that you left some ofbthe wood tones unpainted. I wouldn’t have thought of that but it really takes the whole project up a few notches.

  4. Really interesting that it is made entirely of wood, even the height adjustment screw. The legs remind me of those lamps made from surveyor’s transit stands. Very nice.

  5. This is really great. I love how the doily area came out

    I also really love the artwork and that light. Could you share where you purchased I would like that look at the end of my dark hallway but not sure if electric would be feasible there (check with my husband tonight).

  6. It’s so super cute! I love how it turned out! By the way, I wanted to let you know Lauren that I am not able to access your printable library today. So I thought I’d just let you know my friend

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