How To Make A Junky 3-Tiered Stand

While thrifting last weekend with my
crafty bff Donna, I found
a pair of really cool artichoke finials. 
Sometimes I am not sure how I am going to use
the stuff I find, but this time I knew…
one of them would make a nice little topper
for a DIY tiered stand.
Paired with a set of old baking pans,
things on the junk horizon were looking good!

~How to make a junky three-tiered stand~
Three metal baking pans or pie plates
Charcoal or silver spray paint
White acrylic paint
Two glass candle sticks
Four wooden balls for the feet (flat on one side)
E6000 glue
Fine sandpaper
Finial for the top of the stand
Scrap cloth 
Awl to make hole for finial screw to fit into
 First I used two good coats of my spray paint 
on the finial, wooden balls, and candle sticks.
Once they were dry, I used a cloth to dab on
a bit of white acrylic paint to each spray painted 
area, rubbing it lightly to make the spray paint
match the metal well.  After that I used a bit
of fine sandpaper to lightly distress 
the wooden balls and finial.

Next I used my awl to make a hole in the smallest
of the three pans that the finial screw would go in.
 After that I used my E6000 glue to each section
together, allowing each to set a bit before
adding the next layer.  I began by gluing the flat side
of the wooden feet to the bottom of the largest pan first.
Spacing them out evenly, they support the stand well.
Next one candle stick went between the largest and 
medium pans, gluing in place.  

After that was dry 

I did the same between the medium and
small pans, finishing with gluing the finial screw
in place in the top of the stand.
(I always use this adhesive
in a well ventilated area, it is very stinky)
If you missed my DIY Apothecary jars, I used
a similar technique to make them.
I let the stand dry overnight in my garage 
and by morning she was junk-tastic!
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  1. This is a brilliant idea. Love it!

  2. I've always wanted to make one of these. Even have the pans, just can't seem to get it done. Hopefully your post will motivate me because they're so cute. Yours is perfectly junkerific! Have a great weekend!

  3. Hi Tanya
    So original and creative stand! It looks so cool! And a very nice way to reporpose old things. Have a fab weekend

  4. Great stack! I want 1 for my craft room.

  5. I love this! They cost so much retail and I like yours better! I do just enough junking that I'll have to try this!

  6. Hi Tanya
    I agree with Patsy this is Brilliant. I love the finial on top perfect finish to this amazing projects. You are so talented!!

    hugs to you

  7. Great idea! AND a good reminder to pick stuff up, even if you're not immediately sure exactly what you:'' do with it

  8. I SO, SO LOVE this!!

  9. Super cute! I love the "junky" vibe!

  10. Love the artichoke on the stand. I could think of so many things to put into this quaint and quirky piece.

  11. I love your 'new' stand! It's gorgeous!
    Saw you linking at Life on Lakeshore Drive.
    Debbie 🙂

  12. Amazing and junk-tastic delux!


  13. I think this is the cutest junky 3 tiered stand 🙂 BTW – I have an iPad KIC Mount giveaway going on right now if you would like to come enter.

  14. I think this is the cutest junky 3 tiered stand 🙂 BTW – I have an iPad KIC Mount giveaway going on right now if you would like to come enter.

  15. Adorable Tanya! And so clever. Love it!


  16. Looks fantastic! 🙂

  17. Love it! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

  18. Love different items that come together to make one awesome thing! This is a great one.
    I'm having a link party at Homa Style that ends Tuesday evening.
    I would love you to link up!
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  19. You are so clever! What a great idea.

    Laura from

  20. This is awesome! I will be trying this soon. (You need a Pin it button.)
    I found you today thru the Linky Party at Sumos Sweet Stuff, where I'm #420. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  21. Wow, I love this! When I go looking for junk to make something beautiful, I just see junk! I wish I could see an old tin and come up with an idea like this!

    I am now following you and can't wait to see what else you create!

    I would love it if you would link this and any other crafts, DIY projects, and recipes to my In and Out of the Kitchen link party! It runs from

  22. This is really cute. You did a great job.

  23. So love this idea – I have a bit of an addiction to serving and display pieces. Love it!
    Thanks so much for linking up over at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party. Hope you'll come back again on Saturday! Leigh Anne

  24. Newest follower here! I found you through the blog hop. You have a super cute blog, I can't wait to read more. You can find me at


  25. LOVE this! I've been eyeing the Pottery Barn galvanized three tier stand for quite some time now, but can't get myself to spend all the money. This is the perfect solution! Now I just need to find your darling nestable baking pans. Thanks so much for sharing! Have a great day!

  26. Oh my goodness I want one of these! Thanks so much for linking up to ITS PARTY TIME. Sharing on Facebook tomorrow. Hugs! Clydia @ Three Mango Seeds

  27. what a great transformation. i need one of these!

  28. Love it – sweet idea!

  29. I love the way this turned out! I would love for you to come by and link this or another project/recipe at my brand new link party!! Hope to see you!

  30. I am definitely making this, and pinning it! Featuring at my party today, a girl after my own heart with the junk! Thanks for sharing. -K

  31. Your stand is ingenious!! You definitely took trash and made it a treasure 🙂 We are starting a link up party on Thursdays (today:), and we would love for you to join us with this post and/or any others you would like to include. We are at Hope to see you there!!

  32. This is so AWESOME! I love it! I'm a new follower. – Jessica (

  33. Tanya, I love these! It is awesome. You are so creative. Always an inspiration. Just pinned. 🙂

    Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent!! Have a wonderful weekend.

  34. What a fabulous idea!

  35. You are one smart gal, excellent. I don't know if I've seen such deep pans before.
    It's amazing what some spray paint can do. Just got 2 cans of brushed nickel Krylon at Lowes on their rejects shelf.
    I'll be looking for bundt pans maybe and use them or aha… I have some pie pans I never use. Think they'd be good candidates for this project, all they do is take up

  36. This is awesome. I love how it turned out. Thanks so much for linking at Crafty Tuesday this week!

  37. It's absolutely amazing Tanya!!! Love the ''junky'' feel to it!!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! Can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening 🙂

  38. Thank you for sharing …I need to make this for my kitchen. Love it and pinned it!

  39. What a great upcycle project with cake pans…I will never look at cake pans the same way again! You are so clever. Thanks for sharing at March Madness

  40. I am so in love with this, you are amazing! I love it!

  41. Love this Tanya! I am so pinning! I need something like this when my fruit goes bad I don't want them to be in a basket I can't wash- this is great!

  42. Enjoyed every bit of your blog.Thanks Again. Really Great.

  43. sp2WTW Thanks for sharing, this is a fantastic blog post.Really looking forward to read more. Cool.

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