DIY Vintage Junk Styled Tiered Tray

3 Materials
2 Hours

Tiered trays are hot, hot, hot! They're so much fun to decorate with for any season. If you've got some vintage junk laying around, with some simple DIY skills, you can create this unique garden-inspired tiered tray and have fun decorating with it indoors or out!

Start with some vintage metal garden edging

Cut 6" metal garden edging in half widthwise with a tinsnips to go around both levels of tiered tray: you'll need 63" for the bottom, 43" for the top, which includes a 3" overlap.

Cut boards and spindles, drill holes

Cut 2 boards 18" x 12" and 14" x 6". Drill 1/4" holes in center of boards. Also drill holes in 2 sections of old spindles, cut at 5 1/2" and 10". Assemble together with double ended threaded screws, 1/4" x 3".

Attach feet and doorknob top

Attach feet to bottom corners; we used pieces cut from old chair legs. Glue vintage doorknob to top, using a section of dowel.


Paint everything white, except for vintage doorknob. Distress if desired and seal with poly/wax.

Nail on Garden Edging

Lastly, nail on the garden edging, sharp side down all around, overlapping ends. Bend to straighten and form so it looks good.

Enjoy decorating with your junky tiered tray!

Decorate with your garden-style tiered tray indoors and out! You can see how I filled mine with garden goodness on the porch HERE. For more vintage junk-inspired garden projects, see HERE. There is a free, printable tutorial of this project available on my blog's Resource Library.

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  • Judy Terry
    on Apr 12, 2020

    Love this idea! Thank you

  • Shamra
    on Apr 12, 2020

    This is not a counter that she puts this on..... Cute idea any way

    • Lora Bloomquist
      on Apr 13, 2020

      It’s shown on our coffee table here. I’ve also used it on our kitchen island, as a centerpiece & on the porch in the summer. It’s fun for every season. Thx.

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