May 6, 2013

Little Tiered Stand Redo

I hope your week is starting off well. 

It's a beautiful sunny day here in Idaho, and the lilacs are finally blooming in my yard. 

Over the weekend I discovered a new thrift store near my home, which is always a happy occasion. I also found some new curtains for my family room with a 25% off coupon at World Market. Score! And I celebrated Cinco de Mayo at my daughter's house with the best fajitas I've ever tasted. 

It was a great weekend!

Today I have one of my little craft room projects to share.

 Shortly after I finished redoing my new craftroom I came across this little three tiered stand at a thrift store. 

It looked like it might have been a high school wood shop project. Do you ever ponder the backgrounds of your thrift store finds? I do, especially when it's something handmade like this little stand.  

I wasn't sure what I'd do with it, but I bought it for a few dollars, brought it home, and plopped it on my desk for a few weeks. (It seems I just can't pass up something with graduated tiers. I love 'em.)

 One day, while rummaging in the bottom of a drawer for a paperclip while I was paying bills, I glanced up at the stand and had an "aha" moment. 

Of course, it included some homemade white chalk paint. Most of my "aha" moments do!

No more rummaging in drawers. My paperclips and rubber bands are now prettily close at hand on my desktop. 

I wonder what the wood shop boy or girl who made this little stand would think of its transformation. I hope they would approve! 


  1. Cute and functional too - the perfect combination! I love knowing the history of a piece - that's the best part! ... Monday's are so much better after a perfect weekend!

  2. Pretty transformation Laurel!
    Home made chalk paint... been thinking of that myself.
    Happy Monday.

  3. You're so clever! You found the perfect use for your new thrift find. I'm jealous that you're lilacs are blooming. Ours probably won't bloom for a couple more weeks.

  4. On your hands things gets transformed to beauty. Wish you lived closer and came to visit me and give me ideas on how to re-decorate my living room. Beautiful work.

  5. Laurel
    I often think about the past lives of my thrift finds.
    great job on your little redo.
    my lilacs have already bloomed and faded.
    have a great week

  6. A wonderful redo on a really sweet piece, Laurel! Space saving idea for the things you use often. Like you, I often wonder about the history of things I find.
    Debbie :)

  7. Oh, Laurel! It is so pretty! What a great project! My link party is live now. I would love if you come share it. Enjoy your week!

  8. I really like that little stand. The white looks great! Hope you're having a great week. ~ Jamie

  9. How cute and functional...and you made it all yours now!

  10. Beautiful lilacs. Love them. You made great use of your thrift find.


  11. Great transformation! I would certainly approve! Your lilacs are gorgeous.

  12. Love how you repurposed your little tiered stand. So creative! Love your sweet lilacs too. New GFC follower!

  13. Pretty and practical all rolled up into one little stand. Love the distressing!

  14. I live for "aha" moments.

    Your little stand is perfect now.


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