I wish I could take full credit for the bulk of this DIY. truth be told, all I did to make this was thrift, think outside the box, and paint. Thrifting and thinking outside the box are easy for me, painting on the other hand I could do without. Let's just say that no one would nor should ever hire me to paint anything for them. If you want to hire me to thrift for you, that's another story.
A quick little story about salad bowls on legs. Chris and I went out to celebrate a friend's birthday a few years ago. Chris (being Chris) decided to order a chop salad. The waiter asked him if he was sure, as the salad was meant to share. Chris, thinking with his belly, ordered it anyways. The waiter came out a few minutes later (I'm sure with a smirk on his face) with a gigantic salad bowl on legs and sat it next to Chris. And Chris (I'm sure with a smirk on his face) ate the whole thing.
So, with that back story, when I saw this giant salad bowl on legs (complete with hooks to hang the spoons) at Goodwill, I knew I had to have it. I wasn't sure at the time what I'd do with it, but for $6.99 and an outside the box attitude, I went for it.
I am still not sure what I plan to do with it, it will either stay as a plant stand in our living room, or I might bring it downstairs to our playroom and fill it with crayons and fun craft stuff. Time will tell, but for now, I like it in the living room.
Here's how it started out...
A few coats of white spray paint on the legs, a few coats of tiffany blue paint on the bowl (I honestly keep a quart of this color on hand at all times) and a colorful table is made.
Put it all back together, throw in a fun succulent (or another plant that doesn't require a ton of sun) and a plant stand is made.
That's it!! Easy peasy.