Monday, November 19, 2012

Plant Stand Revisited


 A year ago I showed this cast iron plant stand we bought at a flea market.  We kept it outside on the deck for two summers. It's rusty white paint got more rusty and then too rusty. We decided it needed to be cleaned up and brought inside.


Some sanding and a fresh coat of white spray paint and it looks perfect in the living room holding some of our plants we brought inside.



Isn't this African violet pretty? For some reason I have had bad luck getting them to reflower. But this one came right back after the first blooms faded. I'm going to the garden center and get some more. I hope they have some of those miniature ones I've seen in magazines.






And here is our little Tad, getting bigger and busier everyday. He likes to "read" books himself now. Just jabbers away while turning the pages. A true Marquis, for sure!

7 comments:

Sheila said...

Cool refinishing of the plant stand. I think I was with ou when you bought it! We've been ongoing the Tad photos. I can't believe how big he is. Can't want to see you guys!

Sheila said...

Cool refinishing of the plant stand. I think I was with ou when you bought it! We've been ongoing the Tad photos. I can't believe how big he is. Can't want to see you guys!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Great job on the plant stand! Look at that pretty head of hair on the precious little one!
Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Such a great plant stand and such a cute little one! Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving!

The Summer Porch said...

I'd love to come visit your beautiful home Cindy... Your plant stand turned out lovely and I agree your african violet is so pretty.
My, Tad is getting big and what a doll.
Happy Thanksgiving,
Hugs Rosemary...xoxo

Creative Breathing said...

Oh I love African Violets. On a stand like this is just perfect! Water from the bottom,feed AV food, and keep it's pot small. You will have blooms in no time again and again! Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving! Elizabeth

vivian said...

I have always had bunches of african violets I usually can keep them going for a couple years.. then they just get tired out or something. I have a friend that grows them and hers are unbelievably beautiful. I dont know what she does to them. anyways, I love them and always have some in the kitchen.