DIY, Half-Ass DIY

Plant Stand Redo (the half-ass DIY)

Who me!?! The half-ass DIYer!?!

YEP, that’s me!!!

I love to DIY (within reason).  I love remodels, before & afters of anything really.  I just really want to see the end result.

To start, I have inherited a set of Victorian (peacock) chairs, table and plant stand. They look like this table set.  They are very rusty and need a little TLC (sorry I do not have a before pic, but trust me they have been rusting outside in the elements for a good 20+ years).  There has been a lot of talk/discussion about how to fix these worn out metal pieces of furniture.  Between my Dad and Hubby there has been talk of sandblasting, wire brushing, re-tacking, taking it to somewhere for special priming and then painting them.  Most likely the proper way to do things.  I don’t know about you guys but I just want and end result!  I thought, Nah, I will just paint the plant stand first to see how things go before I paint  any of the other furniture – I would just cry my eyes out if I ruined them!

So…. being the half-ass DIYer that I am I decided to forgo any of ideas that my Dad or Hubby had and do it my way!  I will just go out and buy some Rustoleum spray paint and give it a go.

I cleaned it up – or I lied, it rained, like stormed  a few days ago – so I consider that washed. Right?

Then put it in the grass so that my son, Forrest and I, could get to work.  I didn’t have a mask, we improvised and used a hanky.  Use a mask – it is a responsible thing to do.

My Hubby comes over and told us to get it off the grass and use some milk crates (I’m pretty sure he was really annoyed) Ooooppppsssss sorry Hun!

We let it dry for the rest of the afternoon and WHALA!  Here it is!  Pretty damn good if you ask me!!! Not perfect but I am very happy with it!  It gives the look I was going for and it did not even take that long!


The one question I have to ask myself is….. How long will the paint last? PPPffffftttttt – by the time the paint starts to get bad and chip off I will want to change it anyways, so I do not have an answer to that question – and I don’t care 🙂

Design on, my friends, in your wonderfully undesigned life!



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