When you do a lot of large projects, sometimes you just need something easy along the way. So, I'm sharing this tutorial on how to make a diy plate stand from thrift store items!
When you go thrift shopping, what are you drawn to? It's hard for me to pass up picture frames, candlesticks and pretty plates!
Materials for Making a Plate Stand
Check out the brass candlestick and the pretty plate. Surely, you would have snatched up this pretty blue plate! It has a slim silver rim around the edge. Don't you love the pattern on the thrift store plate?
Yes, You Can Spray Paint Brass
But the candlestick was brass—no problem a little spray paint won’t fix. I did have to wash the piece really well, and remove all of the old wax buildup. Don’t you love my spot for quickie spray paint projects? A neighbor asked me why I was painting the tree stump.
Did you notice the red white and blue paint? That must have been some 4th of July project.
Oh my gosh! I’m in love! Amazing what a little spray paint can do! Surely you love it more after it's makeover, right?
Make a Plate Stand
Aren’t the plate and candlestick a perfect match? The silver candlestick helps to bring out the silver rim on the blue plate.
My favorite sealant to use on these projects is GE II Silicone for Windows and Doors. It’s a clear caulk applied using a caulk gun. You could also use E600 or something similar. Although, I don't think this is a good project for a glue gun.
Because of all the building projects I do that are so time consuming, it’s nice to have instant gratification with an easy project like this diy plate stand.
I staged it with some vintage jewelry that belonged to my mom. Of course this plate stand is so versatile, it could be used for many uses. What would YOU use it for?
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.