Sometime this spring I found some really cool vintage bake ware at an estate sale.
I brought it home and put it on the counter - because I liked looking at it.
I used it occasionally to hold some stuff, but mostly it was in the way.
I decided that I needed to make them more functional. So they wouldn't just be pretty but productive.
And I've seen all the way amazing two and three tiered stands made by the oh-so-very-talented Angie at Knick of Time.
So I gathered up some supplies and got to work on my vintage bakeware three tiered stand.
I found a dowel that was formerly part of a table and cut it half to use to separate the tiers.
I used a chisel to trim down the end of the dowel so that it would fit in the center of the cake pan.
The tiers were attached in the middle with a dowel screw.
And it looked like this. . .
It was too tall, a little awkward, and the bottom cake pan was splitting where the dowel was inserted into the center.
So I started over.
I brought up an old cake pan from the basement and used that for the bottom tier and reversed the direction of the longer dowel. This made it shorter and more stable.
I'm using this caddy to hold those things in the kitchen that I like to be right at my fingertips, and not have to open a cabinet to access.
No, I don't have a measuring spoon fetish. Yes, I do like having multiple measuring spoons at my disposal while I'm making a recipe or meal.
I'm a firm believer in Mise-en-Place and use these little bowls to hold all my pre-measured ingredients.
It's like having a cute miscellaneous drawer right on top of my counter.
I'm sure the more anal of you would have this a little more precisely appointed.
But that's not me.
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