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?


Linking to 

Make it Yours @ My Backyard Eden




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!


Amanda Griffith 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 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 :)


michelle@somedaycrafts said...

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

Paula@SweetPea 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!

Anonymous 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!