This DIY tiered tray was upcycled from everyday thrift store finds by Holly from Gracie's Place! Keep reading to find out how you can make this project yourself right at home.
DIY Tiered Tray Upcycled From Thrift Store Finds
I am forever swooning over tiered trays on Instagram and Pinterest. I have been searching high and low for one that I like at all my favourite home decor stores but the other day it occurred to me that I could just make my own — and at a fraction of the cost, too!
Using a mitre saw, cut your spindle.
This step will vary depending on the type of spindle that you have. I found these spindles at the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store. They were a little too long and I didn’t want the tiered tray to tip. I cut my spindle in between one of the grooves in the middle. If you can find a short enough spindle, you may not need to cut it.
Using a foam brush, paint on one layer of Country Chic Paint in the shade, Simplicity.
After you have allowed the first coat of paint to dry sufficiently, apply a second coat of Simplicity.
Using a piece of cheesecloth, apply the Country Chic Paint Antiquing Wax on the raised edges of the spindle.
Blend the wax in really well with your cheesecloth.
Allow the spindles to fully dry.
Wait two minutes and press the bottom of the cake pan onto the top of the spindle. Use something heavy to keep the pan and spindle from separating or moving while the glue is setting.
Once the glue is set, remove the weight and glue the spindle with the drawer pull in place so that it’s in line and straight with the spindle below.
Using a drill and a 3/16-inch bit to drill a hole into the top of one of the spindle pieces.
Stick your drawer pull into the drilled hole and fix in place with E6000.
Apply E6000 all around the bottom of the spindle piece without the drawer pull, and in the center of one of the cake pans.
Wait two minutes, and then press the spindle into the cake pan. Use a clean piece of cheesecloth to wipe away any excess glue.
Apply glue to the top of the spindle that was glued to the first cake pan and glue to the bottom of the other cake pan.
Decorate and stage your tiered tray to suit your style!
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Check out this video to see this project in action!
- Two or three plates, platters or trays (Thrift store)
- All-in-One Decor Paint – Simplicity (Country Chic Paint)
- Antiquing Wax (Country Chic Paint)
- Foam Brush
- Cheese cloth
- Drawer Pull