Monday, January 13, 2014

Make Your Own Serving Tray Tower

In my last post, I showed you some of the thrift store finds I bought.  With some of the thrift store items I wanted to make a serving tray tower to display my items for my first craft show.

Making Your Own Serving Tray Tower from Simple is Pretty from
Here is what I used:

Large Tray Before from

Brass Candle Sticks Before from

Turning Tray Before from
Here is my plan:

Tray idea before paint from
First, I needed to spray paint the trays and candle stick.  Since the trays were in rough shape and the candle sticks were brass, I didn’t have a problem painting them white.  I have always disliked brass finishes.  I also find it easier to paint items if I haven’t owned the item for years and I’m not emotionally attached to it.  Since these were thrift store finds, I had a clean conscience painting them.

Trays and candlesticks before painting from
I just used 2 coats of Rustoleum spray paint in semi-gloss white to paint the trays and candle sticks.  I painted the bottoms first and when everything was fully dry, I turned it over to paint the top.

Trays after painting from
It was a little tricky to find the center of the trays so the finished piece would not be lopsided.

Originally, I used my hot glue gun to glue the trays to the candle stick.  But of course on the way to setup for my first craft show, the top tray came off and I had to re-glue it with Gorilla Super Glue.   But everything is holding up well now.

Trays after painting 2 from

Making Your Own Serving Tray Tower from
Loves it!

As Always,


  1. You know that I love a good thrift shop project! Good luck at your first craft show (your display will be beautiful!)


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