I’ve been working hard on our coat closet this week and adjusting to having my sweet baby gone to PreK. She’s doing great now, no more tears but I sure do miss her! I’ve been trying to keep myself busy with projects. I recently found this Double Tiered Teak Root Serving Platter on Uncommon Goods and fell in love. But for almost $200?! Definitely not going to happen!
I just knew I could DIY something similar so I headed off to Michael’s and the hardware store for some supplies. I love how it turned out!
I picked up two wood slices, one large and one medium. Then at the hardware store I picked up these super adorable copper pipe hooks that look like little hairpin legs. I also got mineral oil and some metal hanger tape and some tiny screws.
I sanded the wood slices until they were super smooth using a fine grit sandpaper. I dusted them off and then used a wire brush to get all of the loose bark and any leftover sawdust off. Next I poured mineral oil on and used a paper towel to rub it in. The wood really soaks up the oil so I did this about 3 times with about an hour between each coat.
I bent one of the copper hooks into an “L” shape and attached one end to the bottom of the big wood slice and the other end to the bottom of the other wood slice. Sorry I did not get a picture of this step!
Then I just needed a good reason to set the table all pretty with some noshes 😉
I think this little Uncommon Goods knock-off turned out great. An easy project that’s also useful. Win, win!! Have you knocked off any high priced home decor items lately? Isn’t it so rewarding to save so much money?