This thrift flip is a quick & easy DIY and a fun addition to your home this summer. Learn how easy it is to make a DIY tiered tray from thrifted wooden bowls and candlesticks with spray paint and glue! When I found a set of wooden bowls and a pair of candlesticks at my local thrift stores, I knew I had to buy them and save them for a DIY down the road. The other day it came to me… why not combine them to make some fun tiered trays? Both the bowls and candlesticks are wooden, they’re both easily paintable, and they can be combined with some glue to make extra-quick DIY tiered trays for summer decor. Today’s blog post is in collaboration with some of my favourite blogging friends. Before I share my thrift flip DIY tiered trays, have a look at their DIY creations in summer-inspired colours:
Summer Colors with Friends
I love how I rescued this stained tablecloth by painting it in summer colors with a paint roller. It looks perfect on my Summer Colors Citrus Table!
How to make a DIY tiered tray collection from thrifted bowls and candlesticks
To begin, source a set of wooden salad bowls and wooden candlesticks from a thrift store or garage sale. I’m using one large bowl, two small bowls and two candlesticks for my DIY tiered tray set. Next, lightly sand and clean your thrifted finds, and then spray paint them in different shades of blue. I’m painting my large bowl and one candlestick in Behr Spray Paint + Primer in Inked… … one small bowl and one candlestick in Mayan Treasure, and one small bowl in Hidden Sea Glass. Spray on a couple of light coats of spray paint, letting the first one dry for about 20 minutes before applying the second. Then, apply some contact cement onto the bottom of the dark blue painted candlestick. Gently push it down into the center of the large darkest blue bowl and let it dry. Now, apply some contact cement to the top of the candlestick and place the small darkest blue bowl on top. Let it dry. You can create a second smaller tiered bowl by applying contact cement to the medium blue candlestick. Place the medium blue coloured bowl on top. I left the final light blue bowl as-is to create a multilevel display when I have the bowls altogether. I love how these trays turned out, and the summery shades of blue look so fresh and pretty! You can use these tiered trays to display decor on a side table, mantel or kitchen counter. Looking for more thrift flip DIY ideas? Check THESE out! Now tell me: What colours would YOU paint your DIY tiered tray?