Tiered Stands with Repurposed Bowls and Tins

Are you all sick to death of seeing our tiered stands?  I hope not, because my husband and I finished a few more of them for the shop, so I thought I’d show them to you.  I’m always searching for great-looking vintage bowls and pans, and save them up until I can put together the right combination to make a stand.
Occasionally, I get lucky and find a set of bowls and pans that match, which makes the project easier.  This stand was created from 3 tiered cake pans.  This is actually the 2nd set like it I’ve found, and both had beautiful patina.
Repurposed Cake Pans Tiered Stand via http://knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com/

We almost always use portions from antique bed posts for the spindle that divides the tiers.  I paint and distress them, and my husband assembles them (because I’m terrible at getting the holes centered in the middle of the pans!)

Repurposed Cake Pans Tiered Stand via http://knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com/
These 2 enamelware bowls weren’t found together.  I got the smaller, top bowl first, then later found the lower bowl, which is a big one, so it had plenty of storage room.  It is the epitome of farmhouse-style.
Repurposed Pans and BowlsTiered Stands via http://knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com/
Repurposed Pans and BowlsTiered Stands via http://knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com/
This one is made from 2 vintage pie tins.
Repurposed Pans and BowlsTiered Stands via http://knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com/

The section of headboard post that we used for the spindle is really well aged, so I didn’t paint it.

Repurposed Pans and BowlsTiered Stands via http://knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com/

This one is made from a pie tin paired with some kind of metal sifter bowl.

Tiered Metal Stand - Created from Vintage Metal Pans and a Vintage Wooden Spindle - Repurposed and Upcycled
I’ve gotten several of these in the past, and have never figured out exactly what they were used for – maybe a colander?  If you know, please solve the mystery for me!
Repurposed Pans and BowlsTiered Stands via http://knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com/

To make your own tiered stands, the full tutorial is HERE.

To see more of my Tiered Stands Creations, visit HERE.
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  1. I love them Angie…you are so talented and clever! Enjoy your weekend.

  2. I would never get tired of seeing your creations. I am always looking for sets of bowls now.

  3. #4 is my favorite! Pinning that one :). Your tier’s are great, but I just love seeing how you stage them! Your ideas for what they can house is inspiration in itself.

  4. Hi Angie, You are one of the three winners of our HomemadeSoapnSuch Springtime Giveaway! Please email me with your postal address so I can send out your prize! Thanks.

  5. Love them all Angie. I have plans to make some and the ones you have made will help me if/when I ever get around to putting them together. You are so creative and yes, getting hole in the center of any round piece is difficult.
    Audrye Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  6. Pie tins and pizza pans with holes in them are designed that way to help brown the bottom crust. Love these! Very creative!

  7. Angie, you continue to inspire and amaze! Always beautiful, always creative ideas.
    Thanks for sharing your genius with us.

  8. Anonymous says

    Hi Angie, Loving Your Site and Creations Too !!! And These Bowl Creations Are Everything !!! I Want to Try One, But Need Help in How or What You Use to Connect it all Securely Together…Do You Use Screws and Glue ? Do You have Glass and Porcalain ones too…and if so, are they put together with Glue only ? Please Help Me Grasp this Concept. Thank You in Advance…Texan Too !!!

    • I’m not sure who you are – you show up as a no-reply blogger, but hopefully you’ll see this. I don’t do glass ones, so I can’t tell you the best way to connect them. I use screws that are threaded on both ends to connect the pans to the spindles, and regular screws under the wood base at the bottom, through the bottom pan, into the spindle above it. Hope that helps!

  9. Love the letters great idea thanks for sharing
    Peace and prayers

  10. Judy Cummins says

    the metal pans were used to sift the cornmeal after it was brought back from being ground at a near by grist meal

  11. Please can you tell me how you make these? I am a enamelware collector and I’m sure I have a couple I could convert, if I can bear to drill a hole. Surely I could convince my husband to drill the holes, or maybe my brother-in-law. These just make me drool. 🙂

  12. Fabulous!!! Love these. I have done several over the tears but using small old dishes and using small thread spools in between the layers. You have the perfect pans 🙂 Thanks for sharing!!!

  13. Love your stands! I made something similar using glass candle stick holders as the center pieces. Great Christmas gifts.

  14. Just made one of these the other day, using a beautiful whitewashed rustic candlesticks, beautifulyet neutral beige plate!!! Came out GORGEOUS!!

  15. The pie tin with the holes is to crisp the bottom crust on the pie. Some people have a hard time getting the bottom crust baked without burning the top. They were also used when shaping cheese wrapped in cheesecloth to drain the liquid off. Love your designs.


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