Monday, February 1, 2010

Eastlake Plant Stand



I have had it on my mind that I'd like to have a nice lovely Eastlake plant stand. This has been on my mind for oh, about four years now.

I've seen my fair share of them during that time. All gorgeous, all works of art...all way out of my price range. Typically, they're priced at about $100 and up.

So you can imagine that I was thrilled to come across this sweet little Eastlake plant stand the other day. She's in pretty good shape, her top needs some polish...but all her lovely parts were there and her price tag was completely in my price range. $25.

I think it goes perfectly in the bathroom...where I like to try and keep fresh flowers, a blooming orchid or plant.



Here's a picture of the top. The right side shows what it looked like when I brought it home. The left side shows what it looks like after I used my magic potion on it. My magic potion is also termed, "Kramer's Best Antique Improver", a concoction of "Traditional all-natural ingredients. Contains no petrochemicals." Bravo.

And just in case anyone is wondering where my Eastlake chair is - the one I plan to reupholster with a beautiful bird toile fabric...it's being relocated to another room, more on that later. ; )

21 comments :

Olivia @ Swan White Curtain said...

Your bathroom looks so bright and airy-- very picturesque. And I just got glimpse of your crystal door knob. I love little touches like that. :o)

Low Tide High Style said...

That is really pretty! I have an inexpensive reproduction one in my living room, but I'd love to have an antique one like yours, and what a great price!

I've never heard of Kramer's Best Antique Improver, I'm going to have look in to getting some, what a difference it made on your plant stand!

Kat :)

Tara said...

love it! Your bathroom is magazine worthy!

Martha said...

What a great plant stand and what a bargain!

house things said...

I'm going to try the Kramer's. Thanks for the link to it.

best,
Kathleen

laurelstreet said...

I think I'll give the Kramer's Restorer a shot on that unfinished Cherry dresser of mine. Thanks for the link Trina!

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

Wow, fabulous find! congratulations - i love it when little magical bargains reveal themselves.

jules

Morning T said...

It's fabulous Trina! Great find.

the gardeners cottage said...

Hi Trina,

This is one of my favorite shots of your house. I just love that doorknob. I always say it's the little things.

~janet

My Vintage Modern Farmhouse said...

That photo you took should be in a magazine...stunning.

LeAnn

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

It just looks gorgeous!

Camilla at home said...

Beautiful! Like the idea of fresh flowers every morning! You`re kitchen turned out great after painting and redecorating as well!

Have a nice day:)

Rie said...

Just wanted to tell you how much I've enjoyed your blog! I love your style!. I'd love for you to see my new kitchen reveal on my blog! It's farmhouse country with a touch of swedish.

Hamptontoes said...

Elegant, yet simple!

Robin said...

Fabulous find! Love those legs, and it works so well in your beautiful bathroom.

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Love the table, love the price...and your magic potion. Thanks for sharing it.

thedomesticfringe said...

Your bathroom is beautiful! That magic potion you're using is also doing a fabulous job. Great deal on the table.

-FringeGirl

Chrissy said...

Yes indeed it is magazine worthy!! Just lovely! All the best,Chrissy

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Great find and Amazing stuff to restore your great lil treasure.That stuff is a must have around the house.Thanks!

Christian said...

Just found your site - really love your house and ideas. Have you used this restoring product on other projects? I was thinking about giving my pedestal table a go, and would love to hear if you have had other successes with it. Do you find it darkens the wood? (I understand that this particular table had a nice, dark stain to begin with, but I am thinking of light oak).

A Country Farmhouse said...

Hi Christian, I've used the product on lighter wood and it doesn't darken it. I would do a test spot but I think it's safe to say that it will darken it as much as if you dabbed the wood with water. So it will enhance its color but I believe only as much as what is charactistic of the wood. It has worked miracles on my pieces! Trina

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