DIY are always a big pleasure to me, for a while I have been doing etagers. They are not just a nice way to arrange cookies and cupcakes, but also make a great place to store all sorts of other things. Today I show you how you can easily create great individual pieces without a lot of crafting talent^^, but some talent will improve it for sure. My etagers I made in a kind of shabby look.
The etagere is also described as a baroque popular table top for treats. Shabby chic then describes a furnishing style as a mixture of objects from inheritance, the flea market, self-made things and obviously used pieces. So you can also build these etageres, maybe you still have old glasses or plates from your grandma or aunt who are pretty but you don’t actually use them. Or you go to the thrift store like me and find the most beautiful single pieces there. It does not have to be as “old-fashioned” as mine, it will be more modern maybe with a chic mix of black and white plates. There are no limits to your fantasy set.
- per etagere you need at least 3 plates / plates of different or equal size
- per etagere you need at least 2 supports I have taken on the one hand 2 old glasses and on the other hand these crystal things (I think they are old knife benches)
- a good all-purpose glue or a hot glue gun
that’s how it’s done
1. Before you start, think exactly about how all parts should come together first:
2. Once you’re sure you’re going to assemble and stick them all together. First stick the first supporting pillar to the bottom plate. Whoever wants it perfect, can mark the center by a cross.
3. Allow the glue of the first floor to dry completely, otherwise the whole slips away and the artwork is ruined. After it holds gently stick the 2nd floor to the center plate. Then allow them to dry again and repeat steps 2 and 3 for the 3rd floor.
4. Done 🙂 Now you can sort your chocolates, your jewelry, your makeup junk or nail polish stylishly.
I hope you’ll like my little DIY idea, maybe a sweet idea to give away best decorated with pralines ^ ^
Do you like the shabby look or do you prefer the completely modern look?