I picked up and new-in-box 2-tiered dessert tray at the thrift store a few months back for around $5. It was a really nice, kelly green, but I couldn't imagine the occasions I'd want to use a kelly green dessert tray so I decided to repaint it. I wanted something sort of neutral, so was assuming I'd pick a metal color and spray paint it. I couldn't get excited about any of the usual metals: gold, silver, copper, brass, bronze. Hmmmm. Oh! I've faux bois-ed everything else, why not this?
I forgot to take a live shot of the the original, but there was a picture on the box. Cute, but not right for me.
And then a bunch of shots of the finished product. I got the idea to make the posts look like bark-covered twigs and then decided to try to make the edges of the tiers look like bark, too. Yey tree slices!
I even did the base that you'll never see; first, because of poor planning
and second, because it was a good way to test technique.