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Updated: Mar 31, 2021

We have seen plants just thrive during this pandemic. They have more attention now than ever and provide great company while we are holed up working from home.

I have a few plants but one is my favorite. I bought my dumb cane plant right at the beginning of the pandemic so I had some life around me while in my apartment all day. It is so low maintenance and adds a nice pop of color and life to my space!

When I moved to my apartment, I knew I had to update the planter pot to something a little more glam to match the rest of my decor. That is when I stumbled upon this gem in no place other than my grandma’s basement! (Swipe for another pic)!

I loved the intricacy of pattern and color, especially the gold intertwined throughout. I had a hunch this is something that would be really hard to come by at a store these days, so I snagged it! Also while in my grandma’s basement, I found this cute little plant stand that needed some TLC:

Instantly a lightbulb flashed in my mind and I thought to myself…I should create a vibrant plant corner full of color and life in my space! Looking at the plant stand, I started to envision it shiny gold to match the gold in the planter pot. So, I purchased some Rust-oleum spray paint in gold and got to work:

This was a simple DIY project that took under one hour. I sanded the original plant stand, set up a sheet in my garage, and sprayed the entire plant stand with the spray paint. I waited about 15 minutes and then added a second coat of spray paint. I let it dry for 24 hours and wa-la - a new look!

Prior to this plant arrangement, this area was empty and created an awkward break in the space. I’ve created dimension by placing the plant stand next to the dumb cane plant and color consistency with the gold from the planter pot matching the gold of the plant stand. I also purchased a garden stool mainly as an unconventional end table, but how amazing does it look combined with the planter pot and plant stand combination?? It pulls in the rest of the color from that planter pot beautifully.

I feel like all I need now is a garden - ha! Do you have a green thumb? What types of plants have you been growing during this pandemic?

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