Turn A Trash Can Into A Plant Stand

Turn A Trash Can Into A Plant Stand

Few things have given me more joy these past six months than caring for my plants. That might sound a little lame, but it’s so true! Like a lot of freelance entrepreneurs, I’ve helplessly watched my work slow, and I’ve needed something to help occupy my mind so I don’t stay down in the dumps all the time! My plants have been such a source of happiness for me because I’ve gotten to watch them continue to thrive despite all the craziness going on in the world right now.

To celebrate my growing plant collection, I decided to build my own plant stand. This project was a lot of fun to work on from home, and turned out even better, in the end, than I had even hoped—and certainly better than my husband thought it was going to turn out when I described my concept to him, ha!

Turn A Trash Can Into A Plant Stand

Turn A Trash Can Into A Plant Stand

Turn A Trash Can Into A Plant Stand

Make the leap over to Hunker for the full tutorial, but I can’t help spilling the beans before you get over there (although today’s post title also gives it away)…It’s made from a cheap Amazon trash can! No, really! The trash can is practically unrecognizable now that I outfitted it with custom-cut dowel rods, and I love the new paint color, too. I used my favorite matte black paint from KILZ called “Rebel.” Remember when I used that same paint to make over a little secondhand side table, and to bring my faux painted wood paneling to life?

Anyway, I can’t help but think that this plant stand project is perfect for those of you who are finding solace in your plants right now. What else has been keeping you sane during the pandemic? I’d love to add some new ideas to my weekly activity list, so do tell in the comments below!

Turn A Trash Can Into A Plant Stand

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Weekend Inspiration: No.103

DGD Pottery Etsy Shop Reopening

When I temporarily shut my online pottery shop down back in March in response to the pandemic outbreak, I’ll be honest—I very naively thought I’d be out of commission for 2-4 weeks tops. Now that we’re heading full steam ahead into August this weekend with no end in sight to the virus, I’m taking fresh stock of the state of things when it comes to my pottery business, specifically putting new measures in place so I can ship safely from home.

I’ve been getting all of my ducks in a row these past couple of weeks—things like prepping my socially distant shipping process, and pulling together all of my remaining inventory (I’m not currently making new pieces, but have plenty leftover from last winter!)—and today is officially the day…The DGD Pottery Etsy shop is open and ready to take your orders!

Keep scrolling for a full pottery-themed list of links to help boost your creativity this weekend, and I’m also sharing an exclusive coupon code to help celebrate the relaunch of my handmade ceramics shop.

Weekend Inspiration: No.103

1. If you have your eye on something special from the DGD Pottery Etsy shop, you can use the code “RELAUNCH2020” at checkout to enjoy 10% off the original collection now through Monday, August 3.

2. Speaking of pottery shops, I’m new to this Black-owned ceramics brand, and can’t wait to add one of Lalese’s stunning sculptural pieces to my personal collection when she reopens.

3. If DIY is more your style right now, check out this easy tutorial for making your own drip glazed ceramics via Collective Gen!

4. Here’s another simple clay craft you can try if you’re looking to try your hand at making hand-built art yourself.

5. Vintage ceramics are one of my greatest weaknesses, and I have my eye on this retro Japanese coffee/tea set from another seller on Etsy.

6. If I had to choose a single favorite from my own Etsy shop, it would have to be this multi-color mug. It will be a hard one to let go of, but it makes me smile to imagine someone making it their new favorite coffee cup!

DGD Pottery Etsy Shop Reopening

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