Last summer I was flipping through a furniture catalog full of outdoor sofas and rugs and rust-resistant lighting, and I pointed a finger at the one product that looked really useful: "That plant stand," I said to the furniture company's spokeswoman. "How much does that cost?"
"Oh that," she said. "That's not actually part of our collection—that's from Ikea."
And then? When I zipped over to the Ikea website, the news was dire: the Lantliv plant stand was out of stock for the season. Good news: it's back.
Above: The Lantliv plant stand, with two shelves and a diminutive profile (it measures 29 ¼ inches long by 12 ½ inches wide by 26 ¾ high), is pretty much the perfect size. Use it as a side table, or under a window, or against a wall in a hallway or entry; it takes up barely any space and yet holds a lot of plants. It's $49.99 from Ikea.
Why aren't more plant stands (or plant tables) scaled like this? I must be overlooking others. Do you have a favorite? Tell us about it in the comments section.
Above: Made of solid wood and fiberboard, the Lantliv plant stand can support a maximum load of 220 pounds.
For more plant stands you can use indoors or out, see 5 Favorites: Vintage Ironing Boards as Decor.