5.11.2011

Tiered Pie Tin Organizer from The Crafting Chicks!

You may remember just a couple weeks ago I was over at The Crafting Chicks making the little glittered house gift box. Well I'm beyond thrilled to have Kristen (one of the Crafting Chicks) here today. I think we have all been lusting after those pie tin looking organizers. I know I've been throwing knock off ideas around in my head, but Kristen has come up with an idea better (and EASIER!) than anything I've thought of so far.....



Hi everyone! I'm really excited to be here with Taylor at Mary Jane and Galoshes. I'm Kirsten, one of the five "chicks" from thecraftingchicks.com. Over at our site, we do all sorts of DIY projects...everything from darling Hutch Makeovers from Brooke, BLUE Play Kitchens, My first building project, to little Pies in a Jar. We are a bunch of proud moms with 16 kids between the five of us, that have "craft therapy" on a regular basis and we love to share our ideas on our site, so there's your personal invite to come and join our community!

Today for you I have a thrift store remake. I have wanted to make something similar to THIS for a long time. I can't stomach the $69 price tag from Pottery Barn. I just barely told my husband that even if we had all the money in the world, I couldn't spend $69 on something I could remake, NO WAY, I hope you would say the same. So I spend $6 at the local Utah thrift store (the DI) and got these beauties, $6 TOTAL.



So I purchased Rust-Oleum 2x spray paint, the same color used on this side table, I literally went on a painting rampage that day. I used the lid of a sandwich tray to keep those suckers contained. Rolling the candlesticks around and spraying seemed to work pretty well. One coat worked well especially since I didn't mind if the gold shined through, even though it didn't. I am so into yellow/gold lately.

 
After the paint dried, I used E6000 glue, which is the only glue for metal and glass, to adhere the candlesticks to the old cake pans. I love that these pans are weathered and even rusted in areas because I plan to use this for packaged treats and other supplies.

 
I glued one candlestick upside down to make it match and not look so much like 2 candlesticks. When looking for pans to use for this, make sure that the bottoms of the pans are flat and not bend, otherwise this would turn out to be a hot mess and they wouldn't look right. I let the glue dry overnight.



School supplies and a snack. Perfect. Total cost: $6 and some leftover spray paint :).



These are fun because you can load them up with just about anything.



These 3-tiered stands have been all over the Internet, but this is my version and I really love how it turned out. Thanks Taylor for having me as your guest today. Your blog is amazing and inspiring!

So ladies come and visit us at thecraftingchicks.com!!

xoxo,

Kirsten


I could not be more excited about that organizer!  And the colors are perfect, the blue goes so well with the natural color of the tins.  Thanks Kristen for being here today.  I'm now headed out the door for the supplies, I can not wait to make this project any longer!

33 comments:

  1. Swoon! I love the combination of the natural tins with the aqua - so lovely! Great job! :)

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  2. love it! the tin & blue are a perfect combo!

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  3. ACK! That's such a great idea!

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  4. looove the tin and blue!!!!

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  5. I absolutely love this! It reminds me of the pottery barn version(only better), at a fraction of the cost! Thanks for the great idea!

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  6. Omgosh...Drooling over here!!! LOVE these!

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  7. Oh my, this is a darling project and so easy!!!! I'm going to GW to look for the candlesticks! And I have old crusty cake pans right here at home!

    I saw these at PB OUTLET and would not pay the price! Also Restoration Hardware had some too and they were $$$$$!

    Thanks for the fun project!
    Yvonne

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  8. I love it, I see a trip to good will coming up to find me some rusty pans and candlesticks.
    Great idea.

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  9. Love the selection of the color mixed with the tin!

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  10. It looks so professional. Great job!

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  11. I have been looking at these and thinking of ways to copy them so thanks for saving me some time!! This looks fabulous!!

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  12. So creative~~I have an orange and lemon themed kitchen, and I love it with those. I am thrifting and gonna try this soon.

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  13. Oh my I LOVE this! So so cute with the pop of blue.

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  14. This is so so so cute!!!! I will surely be making one!
    Come check out my blog and we can be friends!!

    http://jaderbombs.blogspot.com/

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  15. Super cool idea! Love it! Thanks for sharing ;)

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  16. SUPER cute! I absolutely love it!

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  17. oh wow! My fruit basket is so boring... I love this idea!!

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  18. WOW.... this tiered pie tin organizer is perfect for my summer. I'm planning to redecorate my dining room and my patio. This will be a great house accessory and an excellent way to separate all my stuff.

    I'm just going to change the color though. Sunny yellow perhaps?

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  19. this is a really fun and unique cake stand. i love it

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  20. i.am.in.love with this project!!! you are the hero of May (and probably June as well!)

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  21. this is so cute! i love all the different possibilities. :)

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  22. FYI their is a product called JB weld that is a 2part mixture and you can glue wood to metal to plastic to glass. it is fantastic stuff, it is used in model making. Love the craft, so clever.

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  23. AnonymousMay 17, 2011

    fyi, I think the link to the Pottery barn version has an extra http in it. Love this idea!

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  24. This is too cute! Great job!

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  25. So cute! Love this idea! I've done something similar to this with tin trays from the dollar store, but I love the pie tin idea! :)

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  26. I absolutely love this! And I love the color blue you chose too:) So glad I stumbled over here.

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  27. This is the best!
    I am doing a craftfair in December and am trying to find cheap DIY ways to make displays! You're awesome- thanks for sharing! I'm officially a new follower! :)

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  28. LOVE this! Found it through Pinterest! So clever! I tried to spray paint brass candlesticks to make a 2-tiered plate but the paint didn't stick very well. I'll have to try again. thanks for the idea!I'm going to feature this on my blog this Friday! Stop by and grab a button if you'd like.
    Jen
    Scissors & Spatulas

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  29. Great Idea!!
    www.adwop.blogspot.com

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  30. Did you use primer?? and How do you center the candlesticks???

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  31. super adore this!!

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  32. Love this - very clever and thrifty!

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