Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Painted Plant Stand and A Kimberley Queen Fern

I finished painting a plant stand earlier this month and after lots of local searching I finally found a lovely fern to place on it.


I must  have waited too long because the summer stock of ferns at local nurseries and even some local flower shops were sold out. I did find a couple of neglected specimens at one garden centre but they were barely hanging on. Driving a little further in my search this week, I found this beautiful and healthy Kimberley Queen fern for 50% off (reg $29.99 Cdn.) at Terra (a greenhouse chain in Ontario.) 


For now I have placed it in the dining room in a large galvanized bucket (not too much sun in here.)


I bought the unfinished solid pine plant stand for $8 from a retiring woodworker. I used black latex paint that I had on hand (a $1 Martha Stewart sample in Francesca) and waxed it with Minwax paste wax. The boxes with decoy details and the two chunky pine benches that were painted grey and black for our basement TV area were finished in July.


I may move the plant at some point but for now we are enjoying seeing it when we come in the front door.


Hopefully I can keep it healthy and enjoy the lovely green throughout the winter months. 

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21 comments:

  1. That's a great place for a fern that size. I love ferns too. Hopefully, it will do well for you there.

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  2. Oh my gosh that fern is stunning! What a great find. I'm sure it will well!

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  3. Gorgeous plant. They are hard to find this time of year. My own look pretty ragged by now. Love your stand-what a buy! xo Diana

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  4. It looks great, and what a buy:)

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  5. Love a full, lush fern! It looks so pretty and you really made the plant stand shine!

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  6. What a great stand. I love the fern sitting on it. The fern looks healthy and I am sure you can keep it that way. Love it sitting by the cupboard...I love bargains. Blessings!

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  7. The fern looks gorgeous on the stand. Hope it grows well for you.

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  8. I love what you did. It looks lovely.

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  9. Gorgeous fern and I love the galvanized bucket you put it in too!

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  10. Beautiful stand...you did a fantastic job...and that fern is spectacular!...What a great size!!..looks wonderful in that space!

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  11. Love that fern!, looks great on your stand - great job!

    Judy

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  12. This is so cute! And ok, I just looked through your house tour...I am dying! It is gorgeous!! I want your craft room!!!! You are very talented!!!

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  13. Your plant stand and fern are beautiful, I'm sure you do enjoy it when you come in. It's a really beautiful plant. And your plant stand is really nice too. Good choice of paint!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  14. lovely little plant stand. i love the colour, i painted all my doors the same colour and love them - a perfect black (i think).
    keya

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  15. This looks great!!

    I love the fern in the galvanized tin!!

    Have a blessed and wonderful day!!

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  16. Perfect stand and gorgeous fern. Looks like it will live a long happy life there!

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  17. I love the look of the fern on that skinny stand. Do you find that it gets off balance easily. I would be a little big nervous about it toppling over. Interesting that you have trouble finding ferns. Don't you hate it that they are so expensive? They are here, too, even though they are readily available.

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  18. Wow, what a gorgeous fern! And your plant stand looks great!
    Susan

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  19. That is one great big beautiful fern! And perfect on your plant stand!

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  20. I have two huge ferns on the porch this year that I am hoping to bring inside and keep alive over winter. I don't really have a green thumb so we will see!

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