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Farmhouse Tiered Bowl – Thrift Store Upcycle

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Thrift shopping is one of our favorite things to do. We love the moment when we walk up and down the aisles of the thrift store and make an unexpected discovery. The thrill of the hunt is so exciting – but even more than that is the thrill of coming up with ideas for our discoveries. You know how it goes…”this piece is cool”, “wow…what can we do with this?” Each of our homes have thrift store upcycle decor. That’s how we came up with today’s post for our farmhouse tiered bowl. But wait – we are getting ahead of ourselves.

2 Bees in a Pod are so excited to be part of the monthly feature of Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! We have joined forces with lots of bloggers and have tons of thrifty upcycle ideas to get your creative wheels spinning.

Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge

The Rules:

  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
  • There’s no monthly theme.
  • There’s no budget to stick to.

Meet the Hosts

Amanda | The Kolb Corner    Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles    Kim | Made in a Day
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars    Erlene | My Pinterventures    Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek    Pili | Sweet Things
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications    Ann | Duct Tape and Denim    Debra | Shoppe No. 5    Marie | DIY Adulation
Chelsea | The Johnsons Plus Dog    Jes | My DIY Envy      Lindsay | Crazy Organized
Molly | Just a Little Creativity    Ashley | 3 Little Greenwoods    Kimm | Reinvented    Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Sue | A Purdy Little House   Sara | Twelve on Main
Claire | Pillar Box Blue     Chelc | Inside the Fox Den    Kim | Farmhouse Made       Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled
Sherry | Savvy Apron    Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod    Lora | Craftivity Designs    Megan | C’mon Get Crafty
Denise | My Thrifty House    Toni | Small Home Soul    Deborah | Salvage Sister and Mister

Make sure you follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!

This tiered stand was spotted at a local thrift store. Not to be gross, but it was filthy and sticky.


We looked past that and the orange finish because this piece is awesome! Someone stated that they thought it was a nut bowl. Our research turned up empty, but we are certain this is a kitchen item.


The best part? Check out this .99 cent price tag!


Cleaning the bowls was the first step – they were even more gross than we first thought. Once the bowls were dry we began painting the entire piece with two coats of chalk paint in pure white.


Being that we wanted this to look like a vintage piece with multi layers of paint, our brushstrokes were haphazard. Once it was completely dry we used sandpaper for a weathered look.


We are always looking for unique ways to display our collections. These vintage bottles are definite faves and deserve to be seen and not stashed away in a cabinet.

Farmhouse Tiered Bowl. Easy DIY makeover iwth Pure White chalk paint.

The aqua bottles are from the late 1800’s, while the perfume bottle is dated to the 1950’s.


This would also be great to hold jewelry or our vintage skeleton keys.




We love the little legs on the the bottom of the bowl.


For now, this is displayed in the bedroom. We are most positive that this farmhouse tiered bowl will be used in many rooms in the house!

Farmhouse Tiered Bowl - Thrift Store Upcycle

Farmhouse DIY Tiered Stand


Blog Signature Vicki and Jenn

And now for more thrifty goodness!

Check out what our fellow upcyclers created below!


  1. Great ideas. Thank you ladies.

  2. donna giblin says:

    Awesome. It’s definitely a nut bowl, my grandmother had the same one in her house when we were growing up. Love me some chalk paint!!!!

  3. What a fantastic find. It is a piece that is so versatile. It looks so nice in the new paint color.

  4. I adore this! You were so lucky to find such a unique piece.

  5. Such a great makeover, it was in need of some serious love. And at $0.99 you can’t go wrong, love it! I’m so glad to be joining you ladies for this monthly challenge. I can’t wait to see what you do next month!

  6. Holy cow these don’t even look like the same bowls! From drab to fab you girls NAILED this one. Love! Hugs, CoCo

  7. This item was a great find — and your makeover is perfect. Organization + pretty = my fave!!

  8. This turned out so pretty! And for $.99??? What??? I love it! Great job ladies.

  9. I want this! It would look fabulous in our bedroom holding my jewelry or in the dining room on the table!

    What an awesome thrift store upcycle! Thanks so much for the DIY inspiration!

    {BIG hugs}
    ~ Ashley

  10. I love this tiered bowl and I’ll be keeping my eyes open when I hit the thrift store. Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. When I first saw the picture I thought you put it together and I was like, how did they attached the screw thing?? Then I saw you bought it like that and for .99!! I’m crazy jealous!! I would have picked that up in a heartbeat! I absolutely adore the way it looks painted and how you have it styled!

  12. Love it ladies! My favorite part is the threaded look of the center post. Perfect for a farmhouse look! I’m thrilled to be part of this group too, and was so excited to see your names! 🙂

  13. I not only love this upcycle, but I love how you styled it! Beautiful!

  14. Love it! Growing up in our house the large bowl was for salad and the small bowl was for an individual salad serving! My mom would rub a clove if garlic in our small bowls to inhance the salad dressing flavor!

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