I recently tried Annie Sloane Chalk Paint for the very first time. I made my first sign with the graphite letter tracing technique. I printed a shamrock on a dictionary page with the word shamrock. I made a book page Christmas tree. I got a Silhouette Portrait for Christmas. (I haven't tried it yet). You get the idea. After you see great ideas on other blogs or Pinterest, you just want to try it yourself.
I bet I could make a great tiered stand like Susan at Homeroad. This one was made with wooden bowls.
Or like the "Queen of the Tiered Stand", Angie at Knick of Time Interiors. This one is fabulous with vintage enamelware. Angie and Susan both sell tiered stands in their Etsy shops.
Well not so fast!!!!!! It wasn't quite as easy as I thought.
Here is a vintage Jello mold and a pie pan, and a wooden rolling pin. I planned to have the tiers 6" apart, and planned to use a double sided screw on the top tier, and a single screw on the bottom.
Well, it all went together okay but seemed a little wobbly, (maybe more than a little wobbly), especially the top tier. I was never quite sure why I had the problem. My husband tried to tighten all the connections as tight as he could. He tried longer and wider screws, and finally we glued with E6000 and screwed them together and when the glue started to cure, the stand became pretty stable.
Some bloggers said they used only E6000, some said they used screws and some said both. I think part of my problem may have been the dowel down the center of the rolling pin. The rolling pin was not a solid cylinder.
Here's how my tiered stand with a Jello mold, pie tin and rolling pin, and screwed and glued together, turned out.
Here it is filled with vintage kitchen ware.
I am displaying my tiered stand with vintage cookbooks too, like this Good Housekeeping cookbook, copyright 1909.
And here is the whole vignette!