Hi everyone–I hope you had a great weekend! Mine was overtaken by a prom and a wedding, but it was all good. I had a bit of junking time on Friday as I drove to my antique booth, so that satisfied my vintage shopping urge. How about you? Did you make it to any garage sales or thrift shops? I spent $26.00 at one sale and nearly filled my back seat. I’ll tease you with two of my buys: a large, oak splint laundry basket ($3.00) and a silver plated champagne bucket ($2.00). The full story will be forthcoming, I promise. Meanwhile, how about learning how to make a farmhouse tiered stand out of thrifted junk?
I will not misrepresent myself and tell you that this project is super easy; it’s just fairly easy 🙂 It involves the purchase and application of two double-headed screws, which necessarily involves the use of a drill.
But it all started with a small collection of cake and tart tins, along with miscellaneous candlesticks. I had fun mixing and matching them and ended up with a number of pedestal stands (a future post) and one tiered stand.
I chose this candlestick for the base, a piece of a chair spindle for the center, and the handle from an old tool for the handle of the stand. Each piece was painted with one coat of DecoArt “Carbon” chalky paint, then distressed (sanded), and finally waxed. You can get the details on how to connect all of the pieces using double headed screws from this post I wrote last August: DIY Farmhouse Tiered Stand.
A closer look at the handle.
I filled the bottom tier with a mix of succulents I had on hand and a bag I scored at a thrift store.
The top tier contains some faux boxwood that I also had on hand.
I’m enjoying it with the succulents for now, but it could be filled with so many other things, like fruit or how about cupcakes?!! What would you fill it with?
I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite pass-times entails buying old junk at thrift stores and garage sales and then upcycling it into something new and home decor-worthy. Happily, I think this project fits the bill.
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