DIY Fall Copper Tray Tiered Stand

My project today starts with two thrift shop wooden candlesticks, a flat wooden pillar candle holder, and a round vintage copper serving tray.  I cleaned the tray with a lemon and salt and a little steel wool to remove some of the stains but not all of the patina.


First I painted the three candle holders with Annie Sloan French Linen Chalk Paint.  The pieces were then distressed and waxed with clear wax.

How I put the tiered tray stand together:  1.   First saw the tops off of the candlesticks.  The taller, skinny one was cut off below the hollowed out candle hole.  2.  Drill a hole in the center of the copper tray.  3.  Attach the bottom (pedestal) to the bottom and the taller candlestick to the top of the tray with a double sided screw or dowel screw.  Also drill starter holes in the candlesticks.  I also dropped Elmer's ProBond Glue in the holes for extra strength and stability.  6.  The pillar candle holder was attached with a screw right through the center top.


I love the gray paint with the copper in the tray.

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 The colors were also perfect for an autumn display with gourds.

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Here is the tiered stand on my kitchen table!

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The materials for this stand are out there at your local thrift shops.  A copper tray may be more scarce but you can find an aluminum one!






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11 comments:

  1. Fantastic craft/DIY! I am impressed with your ingenuity. I would like to invite you and your readers to see my "French" Autumn wreath on my blog at: simplysantabarbara.blogspot.com

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  2. Love this! Love the gray and copper together!

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  3. I love your tiered tray, Carlene! It will be useful for displays any time of year, but the gray and copper are perfect for autumn. Well done!

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  4. What a fantastic piece to display with Fall items. Just think of how many times throughout the year you can change the items on it for every season.!! Great job!

    Judy

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  5. Carlene,
    Happy Sunday. Love your tiered tray also love the backdrop of the great wooden boards you have hanging. Love it all.
    Kris

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  6. That is too cute Carleen!! I need to look for some candlesticks!

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  7. oh great DIY I love this and the with the gourds it is Fabulous and Fallish! I'd love you to come by and join the Fabulous Fall linky party!

    http://myjourneyback-thejourneyback.blogspot.com/2014/09/fabulous-fall-linky-party-party-on.html

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  8. Super cute Carlene and I love your collection of cutting boards in the background!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  9. Very nice!
    I like the copper with the paint you chose.
    I like the Fall-ish vignette!

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  10. Looks great Carlene! Love the distressed gray with the pops of orange...perfect :)

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  11. Oh, that turned out great! I really love this idea, I totally want to make a tiered stand like this. I think it would look super cute with some potted flowers on the top of it. Thanks for the instructions! Where did you end up finding your copper tray?
    Megan | http://www.suzysgiftshop.com/default.asp?dept_id=45140

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