I’m excited to share this month’s Pinterest Challenge with you today! I’m sharing an easy DIY wooden display stand. I like to have an assortment of appetizers or treats out for guests when we’re having a get together or party. This stand can also be used as a candle holder or display stand for decor items. When I saw a set of reclaimed wood display stands on Pinterest, I decided to try to make my own. It’s an easy project and the cost is nothing like the inspiration.
Welcome to the May Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop, hosted by My Pinterventures. The purpose of this Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants of this hop (and you too) to not just pin, but to make it happen! This month, I’m sharing How To Make a Wooden Display Stand.
I came across this pin of a Set of Three Reclaimed Wooden Display Stands sold by At West End for $199.00! I know some items from At West End can be pricey, but really, almost $200 for three wooden stands? Even if I had piles of money just waiting to be spent, I wouldn’t choose to pay that kind of money for some simple display stands. But, I do like the look of these and while I knew I wouldn’t get the exact look, I was pretty confident that I could come close. I also wanted mine to have more of a reddish hue to match my dining room furniture.
I decided to only make one of them for now. I wanted to see how it would turn out before buying the supplies for more. I’m pretty pleased with the result, so I’ll be making another trip out for more supplies. The one I made is smaller than the ones that inspired me. When I make another one, I’m going to use a larger round plaque. A larger one will be better as an appetizer tray.
How To Make a Wooden Display Stand
1 7″ Round Plaque- purchased at JoAnn Fabric & Craft
1 5″ Round Plaque- purchased at JoAnn Fabric & Crat
1 6″ furniture leg- purchased at Home Depot
Assorted Paint Colors
I began by giving all three wooden pieces a coat of Varathane Wood Stain in Cognac. It has a nice reddish hue to it that will match my dining room furniture.
Once the stain was dry, I used a dry brush technique to add a coat of Renaissance Brown Drizzling Metallic Glaze by Deco Art. I allowed that to get partially dry and added strips of painter’s tape over the discs.
From here on out it was trial and error. I used several different shades of paint to get the coloring I wanted. The assortment included Toffee Acrylic Paint by Plaid, Martha Stewart Vanilla Bean Acrylic Satin, and Martha Stewart Yellow Gold Metallic Acrylic. After I added each color, I used a towel to wipe most of it away, allowing the colors to blend together.
I removed the painter’s tape and used a dry brush technique to add more of the stain on top. I lightly wiped some of it off with a towel.
I repeated the same process of adding and wiping away various colors on the spindle. I didn’t use painter’s tape on it though.
Using a vise, I removed the screw from the end of the spindle. I decided to remove it because gluing the spindle in place is easier than drilling a hole and making sure it’s just the right size for the screw. Once that was done, I found the center point of each disc and marked it with a pencil. I added E6000 glue to the bottom of the spindle and the center of the bottom disc.
I lightly sanded it using my palm sander to give it more of a worn look and to blend the colors. I allowed that to dry before adding glue to the top of the spindle and the bottom of the top disc and attaching it.
The cost of making this was $3 for the spindle, under $5 for the circle plaques, plus the stain and paints that I already had on hand. So, if I make two more, the total cost will be under $25.00. That’s not even in the same ball park as the West End price of $200.
Mine are not food safe, so I’ll make sure to avoid placing food items directly onto the stand.
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How To Make a Wooden Display Stand
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