Hello again friends!
I'm so happy to be popping by today from Making it in the Mountains, where I write about our journey to renovate our first fixer-upper.
If you follow my blog at all, you'll know that we've been
hard at work absolutely drowning in work for our most recent reno project.
You see, we've chosen to take part in the One Room Challenge. Have you heard of it? Basically, we've signed on to completely makeover one room in our home in just six weeks.
This is actually our third time taking part in the Challenge and, though I find myself wondering why on Earth I would choose to do this to myself (over and over again), I also know that it's always, always worth it in the end.
Getting ourselves in waaaaaaay over our heads this time around hasn't left a lot of time for crafting (not to mention other luxuries like sleeping or eating).
Fortunately, this DIY 3-tier tray I'm sharing today was super quick and easy to whip up!
So, here's what you'll need to make your own:
– 2 wood candlesticks (I used a taller one on the bottom and a shorter one on top)
– 1 wood finial for the top
– 3 metal trays in various sizes
– 4 wooden “feet”
– paint or stain of your choice
– clear adhesive to hold it all together
I started by painting all of the wooden pieces with some Annie Sloan chalk paint in French Linen. If you're going for a really rustic look, you may choose to just stain the wood pieces – I actually tried this first, but wanted a bit of a softer look, so ended up painting each of the wooden pieces instead.
After letting the paint dry, I simply started gluing the pieces together, following the directions on the adhesive packaging. With a bit of glue, I secured the “feet” to the bottom of the largest tray to make the bottom, my larger candlestick held up the medium sized tray, my smaller candlestick the smallest tray and of course, I topped it all off with a pretty wooden finial. I chose to only attach the pieces to the bottom of each pan first, waiting an hour or so before attaching all of those pieces together to create the 3 tiers – this gave the glue a chance to cure, so that there was less chance of things sliding around as I stacked it all up.
I let it dry for 24 hours, making sure it was really solid before filling it with all sorts of treasures.
I've actually had my eye on a few of these trays lately, but never could pull the trigger because of the hefty price tags. I really couldn't believe how inexpensive this was to make and how simple it was to put together! I'm so excited to have a pretty 3 tier tray of my own now!
I cannot wait to put it to work in our new bathroom space!
You know, if we actually do make it through this One Room Challenge.
Wishing you SUCH a lovely day!