I don’t know about you, but I’m really deeply and totally in love with Fixer Upper TV show, and I love the design style that Joanna and Chip Gaines promote in their renovations. It’s not only me, but a few other million people are following them because they like them, for sure!
I love the idea of upcycling myself, so I’m happy to give a new appearance to any item that might support a makeover, like this 3 tier plate stand that I got as a birthday present and never used before. You won’t believe how different it looks after applying a few coats of paint…
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I’ve always wanted a metallic 3 tier stand as I’ve seen in Fixer Upper show, but I could not find one around. Also, buying one online from Magnolia Market (the online store that Joanna and Chip Gaines own) or from any other American store is not an easy task while living in Europe.
So, I’ve checked my drawers, and found this useless 3 tier plate stand:
…which was perfect for what I wanted to do.
I grabbed some spray paint and started to work on my new metallic stand that I intended to use as a jewelry holder. All I needed for this project beside the basic item was the spray paint – in two colors: silver grey and black – and a piece of paper to protect the surface the tiers were put for painting.
There’s no other way I can explain that: you just have to spray paint each of the tiers (in silver), then the holders that come between them (in black). Be sure you paint the tiers on each side, as they will be visible on the upside and downside too.
Let them dry, then assemble the holder into one single piece, starting from the bottom, namely the biggest plate of all three.
Of course that you can paint them in any other way, and you could even use different colors and patterns for each tier. But I preferred a more classic look, so I choose to make the tiers silver, and paint in black the central holder, as you see below. Isn’t it awesome?
The silver paint looks like it was hammered, so you would hardly say these are porcelain plates, would you?
As for the holder, you’d rather say it’s forget iron instead of plastic. Still, porcelain and plastic are both hiding under this new painted look.
I’m totally in love with the result of this project, and happy about the fact that it was such a low hanging fruit. It took me less than 15 minutes to make it and what I got is a delicate and original jewelry holder that I could hardly find in a store.
Let’s take a look again to spot the difference!
Now it’s easier for me to find my favorite earrings. Can you guess which one of them are they?
You should go check your drawers, who knows what you could find there and turn into a beauty?
If you liked this upcycling project, then you also might be interested in How to Build a Desk Organizer Out of Tin Cans.
Or maybe you have something on your own to share about your upcylcing experiences. Don’t be a stranger and leave a comment below!