My Version Of The Tiered Stand From Wooden Bowls is a takeoff of the popular tiered stands made from anything to plates, burner covers or cake pans and pie plates. I have seen tiered stands on other blogs and Pinterest so these are certainly nothing new. As a matter of fact I started one and wasn’t even planning on writing about it. My friend, Karen had some cake pans that she decided she wasn’t going to use, meaning in a craft project not baking a cake.
I had found 2 spindles at a thrift store, Stained Market in Ybor City and thought I would make one for me and one to sell at Shoppe No 5. I got started by sawing off the tip to remove the floor protector from of what must be table legs. Then I measured about 9 inches and sawed it in half. For the spindle I used for the pans I cut the piece I was going to use for the upper portion once again. I drilled pilot holes in the sawed ends.
There are already holes where the legs screwed into the table. Along with putty that I had to sand down. I took a double end screw that are for dowels and inserted one into a pilot hole. That is because I like to take table legs or anything similar that I am painting and insert it into an old piece of wood that has a drilled hole. It gives the piece a base and is so much easier to paint.
I also drilled small holes in the middle of each cake pan. They have a nice patina, don’t you think? So I dropped some things off at the booth and walked around thinking I may find some more cake pans or even pie plates there. You never know what items you will find at the different booths. I didn’t see anything but I figured I only bake a cake once a year and use a copper mold for it so I can use my old cake pans.
But as so often happens I had a thought. I have been collecting old wooden bowls to paint. As a matter of fact I got one last week when I bought the table legs. I decided I would use the bowls for the trays instead.
I have never seen wooden bowls used before but I could be wrong but the look is rustic so I thought it would work. I got to work drilling holes in two of the wooden bowls I have collected over time. One bowl has little feet so of course that is perfect for the base. The other bowl is for the next level. This particular version is only going to have two levels. I was worried 3 wood bowls would be to top heavy. The one I made with cake pans will have the standard three levels.
Before I assembled the wooden tiered tray I dabbed a little bit of wood glue on the bowls before screwing them onto the spindles. Then I painted it with DIY chalk paint in a Sherwin-Williams color called Borscht. And like Borscht, once the paint is dry it is a nice dark red. I painted the other spindles in red. For the top of that spindle I used some leftover wood pieces I had from another craft project. Using wood glue I used a 1″round disc and then glued a wood finial on top of that.
I finished each spindle in different techniques. Once the tiered tray with the wooden bowls was dry I used the crackle medium that I used on the farmhouse table. Then I painted on the DIY chalk paint in Antique White and used Valspar’s Clear Protector for Faux Finishes. I topped it off with a pretty white knob I had. To make sure it was secure I used E6000 glue. The tray with the cake pans was finished in Antique White also but I distressed it and finished it with a clear wax.
The hardest part of this project is deciding on which tiered stand I want to keep.