Started with a charming pink vintage plant stand that I had picked up at flea market several years ago - it was getting more an more 'vintage' all the time! I know that Shabby Chic is fun, but this was getting a bit 'too' shabby. If I had a bunch of pieces near my front door that coordinated, it would have worked in it's sad state longer, but since I didn't - I had to wonder what my neighbors might think of my home inside!!
It is a lovely metal plant stand and it was a little disappointing to cover up what (I think) was the original pink paint job. I opted for dark blue spray to match our shutters.
I sanded it down and gave it a coat of blue rustoleum spray paint.
As it is - I simply stamped in musturd craft ink - and slightly heat set it. We will see how it holds up to the rain and direct sun - the nice thing is - the whole thing already looks old, so aging it will not harm the overall 'look'.