I hope you got a chance to catch our live Insta-story on Hometalk’s Instagram yesterday. Thanks Hometalk for everything! You are an amazing resource for anything DIY! Arthur and I had a lot of fun competing against each other to create the best DIY project from random thrift store items. Arthur created a lovely Halloween tipsy pot out of old pumpkin and cauldron trick or treat buckets, while I created an awesome farmhouse style tiered tray out of random bowls. Here are the details on how I made this farmhouse style tiered tray.
What you will need: (I’ve added product links here, but thrifting is much more fun!)
Three wooden bowls or trays (a small, medium and large)
Something to use as a post (I found a bird statue and a salt shaker that I combined to set the trays on) Something’s that could work would be paper towel holders, rolling pins, salt and pepper shakers or decorative accent pieces.
A lazy Susan (optional)
Here is a quick video of us making the tray:
How to make the tray:
I started at the thrift store. I ended up finding a lazy Susan, a large bowl for the bottom, a square plate for the middle and a small bowl for the top. For the post, I combined a bird statue that I planned on cutting with a salt shaker.
Here are my beginning pieces:
How I laid them out:
Prepare your bowls by sanding or removing any unnecessary components. I had to remove a small circle from the bottom tray and remove a few staples from the bottom.
Saw the posts into your desired size for the bowls to sit on. I sawed the bird post as well as the salt shaker.
Use a sander to level out the tops if necessary.
Carefully center the post on your bottom tray and use heavy duty glue to secure the bottom post to the tray. Let this dry before going to the next bowl.
Repeat this for the remaining posts and bowls. I used a cantaloupe to add some weight to them while they were drying. Find something pretty for the top and glue on your final piece.
After the tray is dry, give it a coat of paint. I used chalk spray paint so it would be even. I then used gold acrylic paint to dry brush on some streaks.
Here is our Farmhouse Style Tiered Tray:
And here it is decorated with pretty fall flowers:
We are so thankful to Hometalk for the opportunity to do this tray! I have been searching for a tray like this but haven’t been able to find one for under $40. This never would have been done without a little motivation from the big guys! If you like this project check out these awesome farmhouse ideas or this super easy fall wreath.
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What a creative idea – I love the finished product! Did you sand the chalk paint to get the aged look or is that just the dry brushed gold paint? Great job!
Thank you! I didn’t sand it, that is just the gold paint. You could definitely do that too to get the full distressed look. ?