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Pier 1 Hack: Serving Stands Using Pier 1 Dishes

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.

Pier 1 Hack: Making Serving Stands Using Pier 1 Dishes

The finds for this makeover are a bit glitzy. I love glitz, shine, bling…..I could go on but you get the idea.

Making Serving Stands Using Pier 1 Dishes And Brass Candlesticks

I’m doing the happy dance over the display. It’s sitting on my newly painted (don’t panic) antique table .

thrift store finds

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.

cleaning brass with Bar Keepers Friend

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.

Gorilla Glue for attaching plate to brass candlestick

Next I applied clear Gorilla Glue to the tops of the brass candlesticks.

waiting for Gorilla Glue to dry

And centered them on the salad plates leaving them sitting upside down to dry. I let them dry overnight and Ta-Dah…..

Pier1 salad plates found at Goodwill paired with brass candlesticks make great serving platters

……Scrumptious Serving Stands. The metallic silver in the salad plates and the brass candlesticks are so classy. The added gold-tone decorations are just icing on the cake.

serving platters or display stands made from Pier1 salad plates and brass candlesticks

I can see small white pumpkins on the serving stands for Fall, shiny ornaments for Christmas, and food anytime.

Serving Stands Made From Pier1 Dishes And Brass Candlesticks found at the local Goodwill

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.

Pin This Project For Later

thrift store makeover projects

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!

Favorite DIY Tools and Paints:
Beyond Paint for Furniture 
Ryobi Drill (cordless)
Mouse Sander (cordless)
FrogTape Painters Tape
Howard’s Restore-a-Finish
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

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  1. I love that you called them Scrumptious because they really are. Beautiful dishes! So easy too. Love this. So glad you share with us at Merry Monday! Can’t wait to see what you’re up to next!

  2. Yes, do! I bought more plates and candlesticks this week. You guys will probably get tired of the tiered stands before I’m through…threw?? I’m no English major!

  3. What a great…truly the options are endless. I need to hit up my goodwill store…ASAP!

    Thanks Kathy!

  4. You know I always love your repurpose ideas. This one is lovely! Thank you for you beautiful ideas.

  5. I thought those were gold canning lids but I would never have thought to use them. They look great in that glass top. I really like these serving stands. I have some old plates and probably old
    candlesticks that I could not throw away. Think I will make me one or two. Would make lovely
    Christmas gifts or use as dessert holders for Christmas parties.

  6. I love these and have made many. You are correct wood looks great and also glass candlesticks. They also work great with larger dishes as a desert holder for a buffet gathering. And filled with cookies, they make a wonderful hostess gift!!

  7. These are beautiful, Kathy! I have to say, only you would think to put Mason jar screw tops and furniture knobs under glass and have them look amazing!

  8. The tall brass candle stick is identical to one I have from my Grandmother. It was a wedding gift and they were married in 1913 in Glasgow, Scotland.

  9. I love these glitzy stands and will have to raid my craft stash to make some of my own. Great repurpose project!