DIY Tiered Display Stand from Thrift Store Pieces – Trash to Treasure


Trash to Treasure: How to make a DIY tiered display stand from random thrift store pieces. girlinthegarage.net

Hi there, creative friend!  I hope you’re having a wonderful week so far.

Today is the 2nd installment of the monthly Trash to Treasure series with a few of my blogging friends – HERE are last month’s projects if you missed them.

Trash to Treasure Tuesday

One problem (is it really a problem though?) I have when I go thrifting is that I buy random inexpensive pieces and store them away knowing that “one day” I’ll do something cool with them.  These are the pieces that I started with for this project (probably a total of $7 spent):

Trash to Treasure: How to make a DIY tiered display stand from random thrift store pieces. girlinthegarage.net

Tip:  Use stable pieces – especially for the base and the candlesticks.  Also you don’t want the heaviest weight at the top.

I used my awesome E6000 (pretty much the strongest adhesive ever) to glue the pieces together as a DIY tiered display stand.

Trash to Treasure: How to make a DIY tiered display stand from random thrift store pieces. girlinthegarage.net

Here it is glued, but not very pretty yet~

Trash to Treasure: How to make a DIY tiered display stand from random thrift store pieces. girlinthegarage.net

I painted it with a couple coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White and added a little clear wax for protection.

Trash to Treasure: How to make a DIY tiered display stand from random thrift store pieces. girlinthegarage.net

NOW it’s looking pretty.   😉

This tiered stand can be used for displaying desserts, fruit, greenery, ornaments at Christmas, etc.  It can also be used for storage – as you can tell, I filled it with some of my favorite accessories.

Trash to Treasure: How to make a DIY tiered display stand from random thrift store pieces. girlinthegarage.net

Trash to Treasure: How to make a DIY tiered display stand from random thrift store pieces. girlinthegarage.net

Here’s a before/after collage:

Trash to Treasure: How to make a DIY tiered display stand from random thrift store pieces. girlinthegarage.net

What do you think?

Thanks so much for visiting me for Trash to Treasure Tuesday!

Jen


Click here for my free printable resource list: 11 Items to Always Buy While Thrifting

Now go see what my friends have transformed for your inspiration – click each blog name for the After photos and tutorials…

Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer:

Confessions of a Serial DIYer

Prodigal Pieces:

Prodigal Pieces

Artsy Chicks Rule:

Artsy Chicks Rule

Bless’er House:

Bless'er House

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Here’s a project similar to my DIY tiered stand that you might like:


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9 Comments on DIY Tiered Display Stand from Thrift Store Pieces – Trash to Treasure

  1. Paula@SweetPea
    August 11, 2015 at 5:18 am (1 year ago)

    What a great way to use odds and ends from the thrift store. For fall I can see this loaded with gourds, acorns and leaves as part of a table top vignette.

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  2. Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces
    August 11, 2015 at 5:22 am (1 year ago)

    Love the collection you put together! They’re perfectly matched and to think it all came from an unwanted collection. Great job, Jen! 😀

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  3. Samantha
    August 11, 2015 at 1:34 pm (1 year ago)

    This turned out so cool! I never would have thought to use those pieces together to create something so fabulous! Awesome job!

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    • Jen
      August 14, 2015 at 6:45 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you so much, Samantha!

      Reply
  4. Sherry Fram
    August 11, 2015 at 8:14 pm (1 year ago)

    Awesome trash to treasure piece! Love it!

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  5. Brooke Riley~Re-fabbed
    August 12, 2015 at 9:23 am (1 year ago)

    Great job!! I actually just bought several pieces from our local thrift store about a week ago to do the same thing for my daughter’s birthday party. I plan to use it for serving some of the dessert. Yours looks awesome. Hopefully mine is half as good 🙂

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    • Jen
      August 14, 2015 at 6:44 pm (1 year ago)

      So funny! Thank you – and I’m sure they’ll turn out beautiful! 🙂

      Reply

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