I love thrift stores! Always remember that creativity and inspiration can be found everywhere. I love shopping to find items that can be turned into something beautiful or used to display pieces. Below I will show you how I created a lovely decorative piece out of a teak bowl and a plate stand that I found at my local thrift store. Just by combining these two objects I have created a stunning work of art that can be added to any setting, whether outside in a garden or inside your home.
I found this amazing plate stand at my local thrift store for $2.50! I was shocked to see something so luxe for close to nothing.
I have had this teak bowl for ages which I only pull out when I am having friends over. It is such a beautiful statement piece, but I wanted to create something to show it off and have the opportunity to enjoy it even more. So I decided to mount it on a plate stand that I found...and can you believe it was only $2.50!?
Here are the tools you will need :
Phillips screw driver
Matte black paint (any paint will do to match your plate stand)
Remember when working with any kind of reclaimed wood, that you make sure it is still strong enough to be altered. I was lucky with my teak bowl because it is thick enough to not cause any damage. First, I decided where I wanted to place the screws parallel on either side of the bowl. I gently tapped the screws with a hammer just to start the holes where I wanted to insert the screws to hold it on the plate stand.
Then, I inserted the screws with the Phillips screw driver. BE CAREFUL! If you notice or hear any cracking of any sort stop and take them right out. You may have to move the screws around in a parallel movement to accommodate any weak parts in the wood. Don't worry though, a beautiful statement piece like this will look great from any angle!
Now that the screws have been screwed in, I check it to make sure that they are parallel and that I like the placement.
Next we painted the screws to match the paint stand. Make sure to not get any on the wood as you will have to sand it off. .
Voila! I really love the finished product. Just by combining a thrift store find like the plate stand and a teak bowl that rarely came out of mu cupboard, I have created a beautiful statement piece that is perfect for almost any setting. Inspiration and creativity can be found anywhere!
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