Slightly Scandi and very cool, this concrete plant stand is a stylish addition to any home. And the best part? It’s really easy to make.
You will need:
Step one. Pour the premix concrete into the bucket, stopping at the level you'd like the table top to be.
Step two. Pour in the Resene Nero testpot, and then add enough water to wet the concrete. Don’t overwater the concrete, otherwise it won’t set.
Step three. Mix thoroughly.
Step four. Dig the dowels deeply into the concrete, stopping about 4cms above the bottom. Use a measuring tape to make sure the dowels are equal distance apart.
Step five. Pack the concrete tightly around the dowels. This will make it easier to pull the concrete table top out when it's set. Use the measuring tape once again to check the dowels lengths are equal.
Step six. Using a damp cloth, wipe away any concrete splatters on the dowels.
Step seven. Tape the dowels in place with masking tape, and set aside for seven days.
Step eight. Use the masking tape and Resene testpots to create a dipped paint effect on the dowel legs. We've used Resene Half Silver Chalice, Resene Abercrombie and Resene Rolling Fog. Remove the tape and leave to dry.
Step nine. To remove, wiggle the set concrete in the bucket using the dowels. Don't be afraid to use force (it's concrete!).
Top tip: If you're worried about getting the legs even in length, simply use two buckets: mix concrete in the first bucket, and pour a layer into the second bucket. Set the dowels, and then pour in the rest of the concrete around it.
Project by Leigh Stockton.
Styling by Claudia Kozub.
Photography by Melanie Jenkins.
Category: create with paint
Published on Oct 14, 2015
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