DIY Budget Friendly Farmhouse Display Tray Riser | DIY Wood Project

Do you like to have items to display things on?   Trays, stands, or risers?

I really like being able to have different decorative pieces at varying heights.
I think it just adds so much more interest.

So I guess it is time for a diy project.. with a little nod to rustic farmhouse charm.

I wanted to make some wood farmhouse style display risers or trays but wanted something
fun to use as the feet to give them a little height.
I searched online until I found something that I thought would work perfectly and was also
budget friendly.

So I went through my scrap wood and found some pieces of wood that would work for my
project and got to work on it.

I used my sander to smooth out all the edges, then I took them inside and
painted them.

I started by making one and I liked it so well that I ended up making 2 because I had enough
'feet' to make 2 of them.

I painted one white, and the second one I added a little bit of gray to it for a slightly different look.

After the paint had dried, I used my sander again to smooth out any
paint marks and distress each piece.

Then I took them back inside again and using wood glue I put the feet on the bottom where I
wanted them to go.

After they had dried I had fun moving them around the house and seeing where I want to use them.

I tried it on my dresser with a wax warmer and some perfume, how cute is that?!

I also tried it on a table..

On my desk.. (this is the one with gray)

and to display my farmhouse fall pumpkin picture.
(can see that diy project here)

I think they are perfect for what I wanted.
They could be used for so many things and made in a variety of sizes, and colors or stains.
So versatile and fun!

In fact I ordered more of the wood feet,  (*affiliate link)
because I am thinking about a few more of these in
different sizes, and I have another idea in mind for them as well.

I definitely want to make one in a dark wood stain so I have a darker option to use as well.
What do you think ~ should I make one that is done in a dark stain with white feet?
or dark stain with natural finish wood feet?  I think I am leaning towards leaving
the feet natural wood.. but, I am ready for them to arrive so I can get to work
on it! 😉

 - Tina

Item details: 
(*affiliate links)

If you'd like to see how I made these 
in more detail check out my Video Here!

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  1. These look really neat and I am going to make me a couple, also. Awesome job you did. The gray one is my favorite.

  2. This is super cute! love the idea. I could definitely find a few places to put these around the house!


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