DIY Fall Copper Tray Tiered Stand

September 21, 2014
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.

Thrift Shop Re-purposed Materials Display Piece
 The colors were also perfect for an autumn display with gourds.

Thrift Shop Re-purposed Materials Display Piece

Thrift Shop Re-purposed Materials Display Piece
Here is the tiered stand on my kitchen table!

Thrift Shop Re-purposed Materials Display Piece
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!

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  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:

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

  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!

  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!


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

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

  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!

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

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

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

  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 |


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