Modern Plant Stands

I’m obsessed with modern planters on stands. How amazing are these Pod Planters? Or the Walnut Stand and Vessel? And I’ve always been fond of the colorful Retro Bullet Planter.

Unfortunately they’re all on the pricey side. Sure I could spring for one, but what I really want is a whole grouping. I do already own a set of similar planters from CB2 though, seen in this photo from three years ago…

front porch

The problem? They tip over really easily. And maybe that’s a problem with the others too, but I think they look sturdier. Another problem? The white paint is flaking off and the planters have become chipped and rusted. That’s not such a problem though because that gives me the opportunity to go ahead and spray paint them guilt-free. They’re already less than perfect, so I can only improve them by painting them!

I’m thinking yellow.

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  • Elle Sees
    April 28, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Yellow! There’s gotta be a way to make some of these. Love the cherry colors.

  • Leah
    April 28, 2010 at 11:16 am

    I say go for it! They would be so cute and cheery!

  • jen
    April 28, 2010 at 11:24 am

    I saw these a fwe months ago and have been obsessed ever since. I love all the colors and can’t decide which I like best. I am scared of the tipping factor though. Our puppy will run around one and have it tipping in minutes flat.

    • Making it Lovely
      April 28, 2010 at 1:13 pm

      I worry that the Retro Bullet Planters may tip (they have the same odd center of gravity that mine do), but the others would likely be fine.

  • Jessika
    April 28, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Martha Stewart recently had a tutorial on planter molds. I like it because then you could have a durable planter, custom-made to size. http://www.marthastewart.com/how-to/faux-bois-planter-mold

    • Making it Lovely
      April 28, 2010 at 1:11 pm

      I saw those recently too… Aren’t they lovely?

  • Michelle
    April 28, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Yellow would be awesome! And I have two of those chairs, they are so comfy!

  • melanirae
    April 28, 2010 at 11:59 am

    They (the big blue one) would make awesome dog food/water bowls!

  • stephanie
    April 28, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Try using earthquake putty to keep the pots from sliding. This stuff is amazing – stronger than you think. I use it to hang pictures sometimes. No joke.

    • Making it Lovely
      April 28, 2010 at 1:10 pm

      I love that stuff. I used some in Eleanor’s room above the changing table to keep her from getting the art off the wall.

  • Lara
    April 28, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    I got a couple of planters from Home Depot like this: http://tinyurl.com/2bwnktb that look pretty and modern without the high maintenance or hefty price tag. They don’t have stands, though.

    • Making it Lovely
      April 28, 2010 at 1:09 pm

      I have two of those in lime green. I got them last year during the BHG front porch redo. Those tip over like crazy too! Is it just me? Am I tipsy? ;)

  • Cindy
    April 28, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    I am obsessed with the short bullet planters! And I too would like a grouping. Oh to dream!

  • Jennifer Heller
    April 28, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Here’s my question–do they collect the water beneath them? I’m obsessed with gorgeous plant containers, but need them for indoor use (I don’t have a good outdoor space at the moment), so they cannot leak straight onto the ground.

    Also, where to get them?

    Thanks! :)

  • bridget
    April 28, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    love all the colors of them!

  • orange sugar
    April 28, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    I had some boring run of the mill plastic planters that I spray painted yellow. Not as nice as yours or the ones you posted, but it was an instant improvement.


  • Joy_UK
    April 28, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Yellow is the way forward. It’s gonna look beautiful!

  • aquacitrine
    April 28, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Oh what lovely colors…
    Spring indeed is here =)

  • Nicole
    April 29, 2010 at 3:02 am

    I don’t know- with a baby Eleanor’s age around the house, I don’t think that I would try putting them out this summer. Babies have a 6th sense when it comes to things that might kill them- they make a beeline for them as soon as your back is turned!
    Saying that, I do love the blue pot on the wooden stand.

  • Ashley @ The Design Thief
    April 29, 2010 at 9:22 am

    I love the yellow one and the blue one… I really like them all!

  • Pencils
    April 29, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    I have a tall retro bullet planter, and it’s never tipped. It’s in my dining room, by the window, so it’s kinda out of the way, but it is next to the cat dish so the baby does run through there chasing the cat on a regular basis (sigh.)

    I would like at least one more, a small one, but as you say, they’re pricey. Mine was a wedding shower present from my sister, who is very cool and knows what I like. I had no idea she was getting it, I opened the box and announced, “it’s half an Easter egg!” but then I saw the stand and realized what it was. I keep my eyes open for vintage ones, but the ones in good shape tend to go for a lot on eBay.

  • Pencils
    April 29, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    The one I have is turquoise. I can’t decide if I’d like to get more turquoise, or a sun yellow and coral…I like the orange but I think it’s too bright next to the sun yellow and turquoise. Hmmmm. We’ll see, I need so many other things for this house!

    Seen any attractive, not terribly expensive chandeliers? I can’t find anything I like that isn’t too glam for my casual house or too expensive for my budget. Doesn’t even have to be a chandelier, just a large pendant for the dining room.

  • Christina
    May 2, 2010 at 5:53 am

    I saw an amazing plant stand – it was a victorian baby bath on a stand that had been made into a lettuce garden. :OP They are beautiful if you can find them.


  • Lisa sp
    May 3, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    I have a small turquoise bullet planter outside. I love it, but it is wobbly and the fiberglass moves a bit. It hasn’t tipped over yet. There were some amazing, shiny white fiberglass ones earlier this season at Target, but they sold out quickly and I never saw them online.