This was after the first coat of paint.
The table just got the black paint (it's covered with stuff now, and I'm really looking for something better). But the plant stand got some color.
The plant stand without and with the Marigolds that Just Won't Bloom
Cost of the whole project: $7.98 for paint and some time. So I'll be a little braver, I think, when it comes to fixing stuff up that can be repurposed!