Make your own set of wood display risers using this DIY tutorial. Display risers are a must-have for anyone who loves home décor!
Need something to make your vignettes really stand out? Today, I’m going to show you how to make your own wood display risers with a fun stencil design. Risers are the perfect way to add height and overall interest to any décor. Let me show you how!
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Supplies you’ll need to make your own set of wood display risers:
- Wood Cutouts
- Cozy Sweeter Belles & Whistles Stencil
- Sawmill Gravy Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Tobacco Road Gel Stain
- Gator Finishing Zip Sand Paper
- Jewelry Box Legs
- Antique Brass Decorative Feet
To begin, you’ll need the two pieces of wood that will be the bases of your risers. These can be whatever size you’d like. Be sure to measure your space and base your size on your specific needs.
First, stain both pieces of wood with Tobacco Road Gel Stain.
When I stain a surface, I add a bit of the stain and then rub it in using a clean cloth.
Continue adding a bit of stain and applying it to the surfaces until you’ve achieved the coverage you like. Make sure to get all sides.
Once dry, place the stencil where you would like it on the surface of the riser.
Next, use a makeup sponge to apply paint. When using a makeup sponge to paint a stencil, add a very small amount of paint to the sponge and then pounce the sponge onto the surface.
When you are stenciling, make sure you are applying thin even layers of the paint that you can layer.
Continue adding layers until you have achieved the coverage you want.
Once the paint is dry, use sand paper to distress the surface. You can distress as much or as little as you like.
Once you are finished distressing, clean any dust from the surface and add another layer of the Tobacco Road Gel Stain.
You can see the effect created by the distressing and second layer of gel stain in the photo below.
Now it’s time to add the finishing touches!
Once everything is dry, add the feet to both risers. I linked the feet I used for my risers above, but feel free to choose whatever feet you like for yours.
And now for the finished products!!
Just a quick bird’s eye view!
These are so pretty with my winter décor, but could easily be dressed up for any season or occassion.
Need even more height? Stack the two risers on top of one another like I’ve shown below.
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