Reel-ly Fun New Plant Stand...

September 22nd, 2009 in member junk     
chippingcharm Laurel Putman, contributor
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My original thought was to add glass for a fun outdoor table but realized because the base is adjustable, it would make a fun plant stand while I wait patiently for the glass piece to be found :)
This cool base has been just hanging around my garage waiting for the right top to come along...
My husband just tacked this metal piece in for can easily be removed if I decide to make it into a table later...
The red Ring for Service sign was another weekend find... 
More Garage Decor...
The Handy Boy Cooler was also from the Kountry Junkers!  Thanks Ladies...I love all my treasures :)
My original thought was to add glass for a fun outdoor table but realized because the base is adjustable, it would make a fun plant stand while I wait patiently for the glass piece to be found :)

My original thought was to add glass for a fun outdoor table but realized because the base is adjustable, it would make a fun plant stand while I wait patiently for the glass piece to be found :)

I purchased this hose reel over the weekend from my new friends the Kountry Junkers.  I came right home and asked my welding husband to attach it to this fun base I've been storing for months.  It was the perfect match!  I love how it turned out...

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, cottage, plant holder, eclectic, funky, country, outdoor spaces, table

Comments (16)

jacklynn4 writes: This is right up my alley, it has that vintage industrial feel. Love it. If you don't have access to a welder you can use a product called "J B Weld." It's a 2 part epoxy, very easy to mix and really does a great job. Posted: 9:28 pm on October 3rd
WhitePineLane writes: Laurel--
You got some really great stuff at Junk Bonanza! Love what you did with the reel. It was fun meeting you at Sue's!
Kim Posted: 11:04 pm on September 25th
TinTinJunkFan writes: What a wonderful project--love how it turned out! Posted: 3:22 pm on September 24th
shabbychick writes: Laurel - looks like you got some great stuff at the Bonanza! The hose reel works so well as a plant stand - great idea! (You've got some great vintage decor!)

Thanks for sharing, Kathy Posted: 8:45 am on September 24th
CottageElements writes: Laurel, your hubby's a welder? Nice to know (or did I already know that?) I'm so forgetful. Okay, now where was I? Ha ha! Oh, yeah...great job on this piece! Love how you married the two. How fun!

Lani Posted: 12:20 am on September 24th
suewhitney writes: Laurel, you've out done yourself. This is a fabulous plant stand and will also make a great table. I love hose reels and this one is a beauty. Nice work kiddo!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 9:49 am on September 23rd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: I think you already had a pretty cool "Handy Boy" yourself, with your welder husband. ;) Very, very nice! I really love the versatility of this project and think it looks great on your patio. Nice going!

Your sign is the best too!
Posted: 7:46 am on September 23rd
alicemom writes: Oh I love this post! It is all so fab. I was at Bonanza last year and had a ball. Wish I could have gone this year too!
Well I am off the Marburger next week.
smiles, alice
give hubby and big squeeze! He did good! Posted: 11:20 pm on September 22nd
junkermidge writes: Laurel -- Love, love, love it! Love the base and that you waited for just the right piece. And glad you're waiting for just the right piece of glass, you'll have a fab table, too, one of these days. Great nabs at the JB.
Midge Posted: 11:18 pm on September 22nd
MimiToria writes: Hey Laurel - sounds like my introduction of you to the Kountry Junkers was a win win situation for both of you. I saw you were buying the $5 item, but didn't realize you got 2 other great buys too. Saw the hose reel in their booth and later they said it had sold. You surely re purposed it in a fabulous way. Looks like you enjoyed your junking expedition at Junk Bonanza.
Gretchen Posted: 10:23 pm on September 22nd
chippingcharm writes: I WAS at the Junk Bonanza junkcollector! Too funny...sorry I "stole" the sign from you but it only took me 2 seconds to decide I wanted it. It was my first purchase of the day and then it just "snowballed" from there :)
Thanks should have seen my husband's face when I started to "invade his space" with my finds. Oh well, I love it and I think he might admit he does too :)
Posted: 8:39 pm on September 22nd
oldnews writes: This is really a wonderful find, and the fact that he just tacked in on is great in case you do change your mind and make it a table! Sounds like you have a great place to shop! I love all your treasures!! Marie Posted: 8:18 pm on September 22nd
fellowjunker writes: What a coooool piece!! I so love your decorating style--every thing is so warm and welcoming!!!
xojanis Posted: 6:53 pm on September 22nd
junkcollector writes: Love your hose reel/plant stand! I am thinking you must have been at the Junk Bonanza this past weekend. I did not see the hose reel there but I had the ring bell for service sign in my hands set it down and when I came back later it was gone! Had a great time at the Bonanza hope you did too and Enjoy your sign it looks great!!
Diane Posted: 5:03 pm on September 22nd
JunkArchitect writes:
Now that’s my kind of junk project. Great hose reel, great color and now a very cool plant stand. I don’t want a welding husband but a welding neighbor would be great.

Posted: 4:32 pm on September 22nd
RustyDiva writes: I just love your space! Really ~ every time you post pictures, it just makes me smile. Fabulous find and very creative use. I want a welding hubby ~ life would be so much easier :) Posted: 3:59 pm on September 22nd
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