How to Make a DIY Plant Stand with Quikrete

A concrete plant stand adds height and dimension to any front entry.

I love helping people realize their home’s potential. Sometimes, that just means dressing it up! You can instantly make a blank front porch look welcoming with a DIY plant stand.

Whether you’re a new homeowner wanting to make the place your own, or you just want to spruce things up, follow me as we make something special with Quikrete and dowels!


  • 1-1/4-inch dowel
  • 5-gallon bucket (or 2-gallon if you want a smaller plant stand)
  • Quikrete (I used their countertop mix)
  • Gloves
  • Bucket for mixing
  • Cooking spray
  • Sandpaper
  • Trowel
Chelsea Lipford Wolf cuts a wood dowel with her miter saw in her pink workshop
You don’t need a miter saw to cut the dowel, but it sure makes the job easier!

1. Cut the Dowel

Home centers sell a wide variety of dowels, especially birch, oak and poplar. Consider the dowel’s color and density before choosing one. Unless, of course, you want to stain or paint the dowel. That’s always an option!

The dowel will usually be longer than the project requires. For instance, you may end up purchasing a 96-inch dowel, which would be too big for this DIY plant stand’s legs. So, go ahead and cut the dowel to three

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Stripes in residence decor are extraordinarily common with people who have a bold outlook in the direction of life. Here’s another thought for out of doors crops: paint your personal clay pots. Pure clay pots are inexpensive, and you’ll give them some pizzazz with acrylic paints. I did one in green, red, and cream, in form of a block-striped sample. I used painter’s tape to information me. You need to use acrylic paints and brushes or paint pens to brighten clay planters. If you’re not good at drawing or portray, you should use stencils, geometric designs, or quite simple motifs. With a spherical sponge brush, for example, it is tremendous straightforward to create polka-dots. By the way, you can paint plastic painters, too.

Driftwood is free and allows you to add pure element to a plain bought mirror or to create a easy garland in a matter of minutes. You possibly can acquire driftwood at any local seaside. Alisa Burke has tutorials for a driftwood garland (see proper) and a driftwood mirror You’ll find many tutorials for each of those initiatives, however as all the time, Alisa has an inspired touch that you just will not discover anywhere else. Are …

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How To Utilize Space Under The Stairs?

Are you looking for ways to make the best use of the space under your stairs? Harry Potter’s little room in a “cupboard under the stairs” in 4 Privet Drive may not have been a pleasant one. But in your home, you can transform this ignored, “tricky triangle” into something beautiful and useful like a kids’ playpen or a reading nook – with just a little creativity. And not let it gather cobwebs, or be a dump yard for old magazines, tools, and the like.

Here are 15 imaginative ways to maximize the under stairs storage:

1. Home Office or Kids’ Homework Area

                                                 Under Stairs Home office

Create a neat workspace with storage, floating wall ledges, and proper lighting – calm, non-intrusive office space for working from home. You can make sure that there is enough space for files, papers, and other office supplies. Or create a bright, themed workspace for your kids to do their homework quietly. Enclose it with doors if you wish to.

2. Craft AreaUnder Stairs Kids Craft Room

Make a work desk for you to stay engrossed in your favourite craftwork whenever you find the time. Organize all your craft supplies on neat shelves, and there you have a

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