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Monday, March 8, 2010

Charity Cake Stand

Right, I promised that I wouldn't turn this into a photography blog - and here is the proof: My latest project. Last week I went into a few charity shops, just checking if there was anything cheap and cheerful there to transform. I came home with a little candleholder that I snapped up for € 1. I knew I was going to try and turn it into a cake stand, so I hunted for an old plate in our garden (which is where a lot of our stuff ends up - in the kids' garden house). The result is this little, romantic beauty:


Here is how I started out:

1. I cleaned the plate and candleholder thoroughly.

2. Then I gave them both a coat of red spray paint

3. While out, charity-shop hunting, I also picked up a can of crickle paint. I always wanted to try that out - and here was the opportunity. So I applied a coat of crickle paint on the dried red spray paint. And the crickle stuff did what it said on the tin - it started crickling pretty much straight away. 

4. I applied a coat of matt spray varnish to the plate and candlestick - just in case... 

5. Lastly I used some silicone glue to stick the plate to the candlestick.



That was it - a rather romantic, shabby chic cake stand. I don't know, pink doesn't really feature in my decor very much, so I was not quite that happy with the outcome. If you use crickle spray, keep in mind that the cracks will show the colour you applied underneath the crickle spray - in my case red. Ah well... What do you think?


 
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15 comments:

Koiazz said...

I like it, it looks great! Good Idea! I think I should try this as well. Thanks for the inspiration!
Kisses, Anja

lisa said...

I love it! It's fantastic, I love re-purposing!

Lisa

Amanda Hervey said...

This is such a clever idea! I love it :)

Jennifer Juniper said...

Oh my goodness! It's fantastic and I could make one too! Love it :)

Marianne@Songbird said...

I like it! Love the little bit of red showing through.

Kim -today's creative blog said...

that is always such a great idea!

Pat Harris said...

That cake stand is so romantic. Your pictures are beautiful. I can't wait to try it. It is wonderful. thanks too for visiting junkblossoms. I hope you'll drop in for a visit soon. Blessings, Pat

Embellished Bayou said...

I think it looks great!

Heather said...

Really cute! I just bought some crackle glaze too, can't wait to try it out!

Anonymous said...

So amazing how much time for creativity you find in your daily life :)

Tanja

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

That is awesome to spray paint a plate. I've never done that yet! BUT now I will!

Paula said...

Very nice! I like the crackle finish.

I also enjoyed reading your photography tips.

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

What a great job you did putting together all of those separage parts. The crackle finish turned out great!

I'm hosting a party and would love to have you come over and link this up!

http://mybackyardeden.blogspot.com/2010/03/make-it-yours-day_10.html

Bathina said...

Die Idee ist ja supi! SIeht man auf dem ersten Blick gar nicht.
Danke für das Tutorial!

Candy Kisses Dani

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

I'm so glad you linked this up to Make it Yours day!

Thanks again for the photo tips!