Pier 1 Hack
This Pier 1 hack was a blast! I loved making these serving stands using Pier 1 dishes. You can make similar serving stands or tiered stands. All you need are some thrifty finds. I hope you love these serving stands as much as I do.
The finds for this makeover are a bit glitzy. I love glitz, shine, bling…..I could go on but you get the idea.
I’m doing the happy dance over the display. It’s sitting on my newly painted (don’t panic) antique table .
I started with these pieces. Three are from Goodwill and the tall brass candlestick (50% off) is from a thrift/antique store in Arkansas. The salad plates are Pier1 and were .59 cents each. There was a big stack of them and I only bought two.
Now I’m wishing I had bought the whole pile. At the time I bought them I wasn’t sure what to do with them. They pair so well with the brass. Kicking myself now. I looked up the pattern and it is called Beaded Garland. I could go back to Goodwill but I bet all the plates are gone.
The serving stands are part of the thrift store décor tour today. Links to all of the thrifty makeovers are at the end of the post.
First thing I did was to clean the brass pieces with Bar Keepers Friend. This stuff works great. I use it on old furniture hardware to revive the finish.
Next I applied clear Gorilla Glue to the tops of the brass candlesticks.
And centered them on the salad plates leaving them sitting upside down to dry. I let them dry overnight and Ta-Dah…..
I can see small white pumpkins on the serving stands for Fall, shiny ornaments for Christmas, and food anytime.
Making Serving Stands Using Pier 1 Dishes
There are so many options with this type of project. You could use wood candlesticks and tin pie pans or glass candlesticks and wood bowls…the combinations and ideas are endless. What do you think of the serving stands? Do you like the glitz? Leave me a note please (insert Kathy smiley face).
Time to see what my friends have been up to. Just click the pink text links below the “before” photo collage.
1. Necklace Holder - My Repurposed Life
2. Thrift Store Pumpkin Basket - Domestically Speaking
3. Oval Quilt Hoop Wreath - Refresh Restyle
4. DIY Weathered Basket - My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
4. DIY Earring Organizer - Our Southern Home
Have a great day!
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Beyond Paint for Furniture
Ryobi Drill (cordless)
Mouse Sander (cordless)
FrogTape Painters Tape
Rustoleum Heirloom White Spray Paint
Rustoleum Metallic Copper Spray Paint
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Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com