Rustic Mediterranean Style Plant Stand

Hi everyone! It’s Jodie from Decoris Vintage Designs! This rustic and rusted plant stand was inspired by the old Verdigris urns of the Mediterranean. Today, I want to show you how how I achieved this very characterful look.

Sometimes the smaller pieces are really fun to work with, because they tend to be cheap and you can get experimental with them! I knew straight away that I wanted to give this stand a really rusted look and this is how I achieved it.

Materials List:

How To:

Step 1:

First, I started by mixing my Midnight Sky with Sea spray, roughly a half a scoop of Sea Spray to 2 oz of Midnight sky. You want to mix it until you achieve a batter like consistency. I then stippled the the textured Midnight Sky all over the plant stand, making sure there was good coverage. This is going to give real colour depth to anything I put over the top of it.

Step 2:

Next, I repeated the same process with my Mermaid Tail once this had dried. Mermaid Tail is such a fantastic turquoise, which really is going to really embody the Mediterranean Vibe of this piece! I also made sure when applying my textured Mermaid Tail that I left gaps, to ensure some of the Midnight Sky peaked through. This will help me achieve a more natural rustic look. Think about paint that has been chipping off for a long time!

Step 3:

After leaving the table to dry overnight, I next chopped out pieces of the sunflower transfer and applied on top of the plant stand. It’s important to ensure the paint is totally dry when you apply your transfer, so that the transfer doesn’t lift the paint off.

Step 4:

Not wanting the transfer looking too stark against the backdrop, I grabbed a 220grit piece of sandpaper and began to lightly sand it back, I love that you can see all of the texture underneath it and that the transfer itself has begun to age!

To read the rest of this rustic tutorial, head on over to Decoris Vintage Designs here!

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