Are ya’ll ready to see one of my most favorite thrift store upcycles? Today I’m sharing my project as part of the #SwapItLikeItsHot blog hop put together by my awesome from Charlotte from Ciburbanity and I couldn’t be more pumped about it! If you are visiting from Something To Be Found, welcome! Katie sent me a box full of items that were deserving of a makeover. But one of them really caught my eye….
This wooden coin tray.
I’ve been eyeing those awesome carved wooden tiered stands from Pottery Barn and other sites for awhile, but gosh dang they can get spendy! When I realized I could take this coin tray apart, the wheels started turning. I grabbed a couple more items to make this transformation complete, but here is the end result:
And you would not believe how easy it was! Wanna see?
You will need:
Wooden coin tray
Wooden bowl larger than the bottom tray
Wooden turned table leg about 2′ long
2 hanger bolts,(1- 1/4 x 1 1/2″, and 1- 1/4x 2″)
1/16″ drill bit
Step 1: Remove the screw holding the tray together.
Step 2: Drill a 3/16″ hole in the center of the bottom of the wooden bowl.
Step 3: Cut the table leg into 2 shorter pieces and drill holes about 1 inch in, on either end.
Step 4: Screw in hanger bolts into either end of the pieces of the table leg.
Step 5: Fit everything together to check for desired height difference between bowls.
Step 6: Take apart stand and sand bowls to remove shiny finish, then stain so all have the same tone. I used a dark walnut stain for the lighter pine bowl and a transparent oil for the darker wood walnut bowls from the coin tray. I then used a white wash to give them a weathered-look finish and to hide imperfections in the wood/my sanding job ;).
Step 7: Put it all back together, but use wood glue between the cut pieces of table leg and the bowls. Let dry for 24 hours.
This tiered stand is about 2 feet in total height and it is perfect to display various fruits and seasonal items.
I filled mine with teacups, cinnamon sticks, and these funny little pumpkins from what they call a “pumpkin tree” at Trader Joe’s.
So, what do you think? Pretty good transformation, no?
You might also like these previous #SwapItLikeItsHot thrift store transformations I did:
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