Thursday, August 11, 2011

DIY Antipasto Servers

Whenever we have friends over for dinner/drinks (happy hour) an antipasto platter of some sort is usually out for appetizers.  Napa Style Catalog has some great serving pieces for antipasto
  platters, but they're a little out of my budget, so I decided to try to create my own version.  

Here are some of theirs.


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Here's my version after being inspired by these last servers. 




 The taller server was purchased unfinished from Joann Fabrics.  It looked something like this.
I used spray paint on the legs and Minwax stain for the top.
 
The shorter server was made from these spools and this wood top also purchased at Joann's.
 
After spray painting the 'legs', I rubbed the dirty stain rag on them to create an aged look.  
Can you tell which one I still have to do? 
I attached the 'legs' with Gorilla Glue.
This was such an easy/quick project and I'm really happy with the results.
I even tried them tiered.



I think these could be used for other non-food vignettes as well, or maybe even for Christmas gifts!
 P.S. This was a great project to complete at the end of the day...I really enjoyed my wine and cheese :)

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19 comments:

  1. How clever are you!! Gorgeous serving pieces :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  2. Such a great way to style the drinks and food. Love it.

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  3. I think it looks great either way, but tiered was my favorite of the two! Nice job!

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  4. These are such a great idea. I love when food is layered at different heights. The wine and cheese looks great too :)

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  5. What a brillant idea the little stall ones are & they look adorable i love them & the different heights add interest

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  6. They are great!! I have spindles that I bought a long time ago, and always thought about making a little table, and I can see yours came out so well. Maybe you have given me some courage for me to try to do something with mine one day. ;)
    Best,
    Gloria

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  7. Beautiful way to serve! Yours look great!
    Debbie (newest follower)

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  8. I am in love. That is brilliant!!!

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  9. This thing we indian use everyday to make our flatbread/roti to eat with curry...but never thought of this idea...beautiful....will try it.following you too.

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  10. Good work, Petie. I see just one problem with your end result... there's only ONE wineglass (hint:)!

    Another job well done!

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  11. Seriously fabulous idea Petie!! Yours look so gorgeous and I'm totally going to be stealing this idea from you. :-) Your blog is looking so fantastic and you know we are always thrilled when you join us for Inspiration Friday!
    Vanessa

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  12. I love Napa style, but you are right about being pricey. Your servers turned out fantastic.

    I am your newest follower.

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  13. Nice job to the hostess with the mostess :)

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  14. That is a great idea! I just saw a picture of one with a pie on it for fall. I was thinking where could I get one of those. I hadn't thought about making it! This is perfect! Thanks for linking it up at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  15. Oh my goodness! Love this idea!! I am pinning it, because I will be copying this for sure! Thank you for sharing your fabulous recreation with us at Inspiration Friday.

    Heather

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  16. Love, love, love, everything about this post. I want to do it all. Just my style. I am so glad you enjoyed you're wine and cheese, I am a wine - o too!

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