This DIY Jewelry Stand was inspired by a similar one I saw at Pottery Barn, but passed over because of the hefty price tag. I was able to make mine for just under $20.00, and love the final results.
What You Will Need
3 Terra Cotta Plates
2 Terra Cotta Pots
Tip-When purchasing your Terra Cotta Pots make sure the rim of the pots are even. You can determine this by running your finger around the edge of the pot. If you buy a pot that is uneven, it will not glue down flush with the plate. You can also use any sizes you wish. For mine I used small, medium, and large plates, and pots. I did some price checking around, and yes my friends, Walmart had the best prices.
To create your very own jewelry stand start by gluing your pots to the plates. For the first stand, I measured, and marked the center. Then I lined up the hole with the mark on each of the plates, and traced around it.
Even though I created a guide for myself, I still needed to adjust the pots to get them centered on the plates. In order to save time, I completely skipped the measuring and tracing, when I made my second jewelry stand, and had no problems.
Since you will need time to adjust your pots, I recommend using E6000 Craft Adhesive. The E6000 sets in 20 minutes, which allows you plenty of time to move your pieces around, to get them centered perfectly. Once the E6000 is completely dry the bond is solid! If you use the E6000 be sure to wait a full 24 hours before you start painting.
Once your glue has dried you can paint your pieces. I found it easier to paint each piece individually, rather than putting the entire jewelry stand together and then painting it.
After your paint dries, glue your tower together.
When moving your pieces around, to get the jewelry stand straight, it’s helpful to step back away from the jewelry stand and look at it. Then go back and do the adjusting. You may have to repeat this several times to get it perfectly straight.
Since we are remodeling our bedroom to have a modern, but rustic look, I did a lot of distressing on my jewelry stand. If you want a distressed look, like I have created, simply add some water to your paint, use your paintbrush to apply a small amount of paint to your jewelry stand, and then immediately rub it away with clean rag. Remember to start with a small amount of paint, you can always add more if you want a darker look.
I really love the way this piece came out. My DH even liked it! I am looking forward to seeing how this looks in the room once it is all finished. We have a while to go, we are just getting started.
This is other one that I made for my daughter’s room. This one I white washed, instead of distressed. You use the same technique you did with the distressing, just with white paint.
I hope you found this tutorial helpful, and you are feeling inspired to do a little creating. If you have any questions please leave them in the comment box. Let me know if you decide to make one of these, I would love to see it if you do!