Hey guys! My
hoard collection of stuff waiting to be repurposed has grown to the point of overflowing out of my guest bedroom closet into my guest bedroom. I needed to take action or else I was going to have to get rid of some of it find another place to store it until I figure out what to do with it all.
I’ve wanted to make my own DIY’ed tiered tray for a while now, so this was the perfect opportunity to repurpose some of my collection and put it to good use!
I’m also thrilled to announce that I’ve joined the Thrifty Style Team blog hop! Once a month I will get together with these great ladies at their blogs listed below for a fun-filled blog hop where we all share a thrifty project! Make sure to drop visit their blogs to see all the awesome thrifty projects!
Redhead Can Decorate | 2 Bees in a Pod | At the Picket Fence | Bliss Ranch | Chatfield Court | Cottage at the Crossroads | >Cupcakes and Crinoline | DIY Beautify | Duke Manor Farm | I Should be Mopping the Floor | Salvage Sister and Mister | Smart Fun DIY | The Painted Hinge Farmhouse | What Meegan Makes | Wife in Progress
- 2 enamelware bowls of different sizes (any plates, bowls, pans, etc. that you have on hand will work too)
- 2 furniture legs; one 6 inches and one 8 inches
- 1 quart Valspar Chalky Finish Paint in Her Dainties
- 1 pint Valspar Antiquing Glaze
- 1 paint Valspar clear Sealing Wax
- Paint and wax brushes
- Soft cloth rags
- E6000 glue (where to buy)
- Vintage loop, drawer pull knob, etc for the topper (optional)
- Black spray paint (optional; only needed if you want to spray paint the optional topper)
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I got the enamelware bowls from Lisa, one of my best friends and fellow farmhouse style enthusiast. She also helps me keep the chaos under control at my Facebook group DIY Farmhouse Style.
Grip the screw in the furniture leg with the pliers and turn the leg until the screw comes out.
I applied two coats of paint, allowing it to dry thoroughly between coats.
Once the paint was dry, I applied the glaze with a wax brush, working in sections and removing the excess with a soft cloth. Once it was thoroughly dry, I applied a coat of clear sealing wax with a wax brush, removing the excess wax with a soft cloth while I worked.
I centered the furniture legs inside the enamelware bowls and glued them on using the E6000 glue. Once the glue was try, I glued the smaller bowl bottom onto the top of the leg inside the bigger bowl.
This brass ring came off of a vintage ceramic candy dish that unfortunately broke a few years ago. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve almost thrown this away because I thought I’d never find another use for it. I’m so happy I didn’t, because it’s a perfect topper for my tiered tray! I painted it with black spray paint, then I scuffed it up a little to make it look like it wasn’t freshly painted and glued it on top of the furniture leg in the smaller enamelware bowl.
Here’s a pic of the finished tray before I decorated it. I just love how it turned out!
Since we’re getting close to springtime (and I’m sick of winter) I decorated the tray with spring in mind. I filled the bottom with dried moss and worked everything else in on top. I have
too many a collection of glass bottles, so I always try to work them into my decor wherever possible. I used a couple of clay terra cotta pots, floral stems, cotton boll stems and flower frogs and dried chicken eggs to complete the look.
Yes, these are really chicken eggs from my standard-size chickens! Every once in a while they will lay a really tiny egg. I dry them out and use them as decor and trip people out when I tell them they are really chicken eggs and I haven’t been raiding bird nests for my springtime decor.
I love vintage flower frogs, and they work perfectly for spring decor!
I hope you enjoyed my DIY tiered tray from repurposed enamelware bowls tutorial! If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the comment section below!