Saturday, September 25, 2010

Pottery Barn Knock Off - Galvanized Metal 3-Tier Stand

Pottery Barn image found here.

I have loved this galvanized Metal 3 Tier Stand for over a year!!! Pottery Barn you rock! The buffet in my dining room has a galvanized top, so this belongs in there!!
This is something I wanted to keep on my informal dining room all the time and change the display with the seasons. Unfortunately I didn't like the dimensions of this stand. It would be too tall and too wide to use for a centerpiece on my dining room table.

I thrifted two silver trays and I was ready to go! I collaborated on this with hubby, who told me to get a threaded rod from the lamp department at Home Depot. He didn't like my idea of just using glue and a dowel. Something about structural support etc, etc..... So he measured and drilled, and drilled, and drilled some more. He used some pvc pipe to increase the diameter of the center post and added a top ring with something he found in our "Parts Bucket" Here it is before painting.

Here it is after spray painting with a hammered galvanized spray paint.

Not quite the finish I wanted!

So I did a little faux finishing and sealed it with a matte sealer. I threw on some of the fall decorations that I had stored in my buffet and a crow I had purchased at the dollar store. Those crows go fast at the dollar store. Do not attempt to find one in October when you are in the mood to decorate for Halloween.

I love the way it turned out!

I still need to accessorize it. I really want a candle on the top tier. I want to put some candy corn in the bottom pumpkin dish and maybe some other type of snack wrapped with that gorgeous orange polka dot ribbon Pottery Barn used! I think I have some some in my sewing room.

The best thing about my Pottery Barn Knock Off is my bottom tier is a ball bearing swivel plate (carousel or turntable)! The worst thing - I love the knob at the top of the Pottery Barn version. I really want a knob at the top of mine. I may make a second version of this..................who knows when of if.......

Be back soon! Jessie has been crafting!


Brenda said...

Great idea. You might find that little knob on the top at Hobby Lobby. They have all kinds of drawer pulls pretty reasonable.

Anonymous said...

I immediately thought of a knob from Hobby Lobby as well. They have tons and if you catch a good sale they're hardly anything.

You've done an awesome job with this. Fabulous!! Your Faux finishing looks like the real thing.

& your open door cabinets!!! I only wish I was a neat and organized as you.

cozzej said...

This is simply awsome! Nothing compares to a collaboration between a husband and wife. My husband and I tend to put ourselves in the mist of each other's projects...sometimes we work well together and sometimes it is a massive battleground. Since he is a professionally trained yet gifted artist, I usually get the "This is my will-house" speech.

I will be following your blog regularly.

Kelly Biggs at My Dear Trash said...

Thanks for linking up to my dear trash- you're faux finishing is amazing. Great way to thrift.

Peggy-Just A Plain Gal said...

Hey, Cindy! Thanks for visiting my blog. I think your Pottery Barn knock-off is fantastic! About the Cricut cutting will need to have something backing the fabric in order to cut it. Since these were appliques, I ironed on some Wonderbond and cut the letters with the back paper still attached. I've been wondering, though, if I could cut fabric if I ironed it onto a piece of waxed paper. I'll let you know how it comes out if I try it!

Alaina said...

You are sooo smart!! I love the PB stand as well but $63+shipping is just TOO much for a stand. I will be keeping thrifting just to find something similar. Great post! Thanks!