I’m posting over at My Repurposed Life tomorrow, but I still wanted to bring you a quick and easy project today, a super simple cake stand diy.
I know cake stands are everywhere, single tier, multi-tier, glass, tin, porcelain…so I know you won’t mind one more.
This one was inspired by this cute little cake stand seen recently at Hobby Lobby. Of course I could have bought it, but where’s the fun in that? It’s much more fun to put it on a to-do list and give me something to shop for at the local thrift store.
After a couple of trips, I came up with these 2 goodies…a chunky candle stick and a silverplated tray.
Before destroying the silverplated tray, I did do my homework to see if it was actually silver…no such luck. And if silver plate was worth anything. Would I be destroying a fabulous antique if I painted over it? Struck out again, pretty much not worth anything.
The tray did sit on these cute little feet which knocked right off. I didn’t throw them away, they went into my pile-o-junk. I actually used one on my spoon angel’s collar just last week.
With sandpaper, I roughed up the finish of the silverplate to get it ready to be painted.
With a strong epoxy, glued the candlestick to the tray…
…and started painting. This is a black chalk paint. Needed 2 coats to cover.
Gave both the tray and the candlestick a light sanding with fine sandpaper to bring out the raised detail edging.
All finished with a coat of clear wax.
I wasn’t going to post this project yet, but when my husband surprised me with 2 chocolate chocolate cupcakes and a mango cupcake from his favorite cupcake store, I had to break out the tray. If I had known he was going, I would have asked him to bring more of an assortment for a pretty picture, but I’m a sucker for chocolate.
So right about now you’re either wanting to make your own cake stand or you have a sudden desire for a decadent chocolate chocolate cupcake. Cupcakes might just be coming out on top right now.
If you’re curious about what you could make out of a baby gate with a bad case of green fungus come back tomorrow.
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