Paper, Pencils, and Pictures
I’ve been on the hunt for fluted metal tins and other metal odds and ends for months, trying to accumulate enough pieces to build a metal robot. (There are so many cute ones for sale, but pretty pricey.) At this point, I have a pretty big selection of ‘stuff’. My original plan was to put one together for fun. But then I saw these adorable tiered stands repurposed from metal bowls and pans on Knick of Time’s blog and I made the decision to give them a try.
Paint the wood base, first coat black spray paint, then 2 coats chalk paint. Sand edges after the paint dries.
Using the chop saw, cut two lengths from the table leg. Only the ends were used for my project. I also had a very short piece left over from another project using a table leg (approximately 1/4″ in height). I added this to the top of the bottom column for added interest. It was not painted.
Locate and mark the centers of the wooden base, both metal pans, and the ends of the cut table legs.
Drill holes using the metal drill bit for the pans, and regular drill bit for the wood base and table legs. Before drilling the metal pan, add a drop of oil to the pan.
Assemble the stand:
Insert the flat head wood screw through the bottom of the wood base, through the first metal pan and into the longer section of the table leg.
Using, pliers, screw the double-sided screw into the top of the table leg. Add unpainted, short 1/4″ section. Thread the screw through the top metal pan and into the shorter section of the table leg.
I don’t think glue was necessary since screws were used, but applied it just in case.
All done and ready to use.