Turn Strainers Into Tiered Stand Storage

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$3
1 Hour
Easy

For me tiered stands are one of the most useful storage solutions because they can be made out of so many different things, which means they can be used in so many different ways.


Today, I'm sharing how easy it is to create a diy tiered stand using just three thrift store items and a few simple tools.

turn strainers into tiered stand storage

They are two 50 cent metal strainers, one a little smaller than the other, and a $1 wooden countertop paper towel holder.


A paper towel holder like this is perfect for a diy tiered stand project because it unscrews from its base.

turn strainers into tiered stand storage

The first thing I did was spray paint the paper towel holder white.

turn strainers into tiered stand storage

Then I taped off the handles of both strainers before spray painting them pink. I wanted to keep the silver of the handles, but you could spray paint them too if you like.

turn strainers into tiered stand storage

Then I sawed off the top knobby part of the paper towel holder. I'm not using it in this project so it'll be saved in my stash for another day.

turn strainers into tiered stand storage

The paper towel holder base fit right inside the bottom of my strainer.


This is super important so you have no problem screwing the paper towel holder together through the bottom of the strainer.


If the bottom doesn't fit then the top part won't reach the base to screw in properly.


If you have to enlarge the hole in the strainer you can do that easily with a hammer and a nail.

turn strainers into tiered stand storage

After screwing the paper towel holder through the strainer I marked the center at the top.

turn strainers into tiered stand storage

And again I just used a good size nail and a hammer to make a start hole for a screw.

turn strainers into tiered stand storage

And I screwed on the top strainer.


I just used a lone screw that I found in my tool box among many other lone screws.

turn strainers into tiered stand storage
turn strainers into tiered stand storage

Here's the finished tiered stand in my craft room holding all my crafting twines. This is really a simple way to get some extra storage and it looks great too.


For more tips and photos for this project check our my Repurposed Strainers Tiered Stand post here.

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  • Val
    9 hours ago

    This is really great, looks adorable! Could be a fruit bowl, craft storage, anything!

  • Dpbeee2
    30 minutes ago

    Very nice! How many times do I see these items in the thrift store and pass them by. You have vision. Thank you.

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