Monday, May 3, 2010

crafterSWOON delight

ok, so a long time ago, my BF emily posted a cute cake plate she got for christmas...and then she made her own. as she is a crafter-DELUXE. anyway, i have always kept this craft in the back of my mind and when i was thrift-storing a couple weeks ago, i scored a box of brass candlestick holders. i looked for cute plates there as well, but had no luck. so i went to my next favorite place, tjmaxx, and found the cute square plate from there. and then pier1 for the green and white bird plate.
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(mind you,emily's post was in december so i didn't remember that she had the exact bird plate in red...copying is a form of flattery, right?)

anyway, i made this cake plate for my sister's upcoming wedding shower. and i'm pretty sure she doesn't read my blog on the regular, so i hope this doesn't spoil anything. (Cortney, if you are reading this...SURPRISE! look what you get in 2 weeks!).
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here's how you get your "cake plate on!"
i spray painted the brass candlestick holder
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i super glued it to the top plate
i then super glued the other end of the candlestick to the square plate.
BOOM. an explosion of cuteness. and the whole gift cost $10!


i originally bought the yellow spray paint for this table, so i went ahead and sprayed the table. so quick and cheap. i implore you to take your nasty furniture outside and paint it ASAP. the table goes in the bathroom, so i took a pic of it in there. please enjoy our sink and plumbing in the background.
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and since we're talking about painting...i painted these stripes in a weird hallway in the kitchen. i love grey! i love stripes! i love grey stripes!
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this post is all over the place...hope you feel inspired to paint/craft something today.

15 comments:

  1. That would be a great mothers day gift because I love it! mom

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  2. Pretty sure I am love with that yellow table. If you can score me one similar (flat back or the likes) for my front entry you will earn props with moi'.

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  3. so very craftay! i can think of a few people who would love that cake plate idea for mother's day... you must share where you thriftshop. i have a friend who owns a couple of thrift stores... maybe i'll recruit her to keep an eye out for me. hmmmmm... thanks for sharing your always practical, easy, and thrifty crafting ideas with us. :)
    love, jenn

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  4. i love your wacky, all over the place posts!! makes me want to be crafy and paint, because i to love gray! and i love stripes! yay.

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  5. Love the yellow table! How come you didn't put it in your downstairs bathroom?... Oh, that's right, cause its the same size as the table. ;) Good to see you yesterday!

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  6. cute cute cute. i just don't know where you get all of your ideas. i am adding this plate idea as well as the cute chalk-board dollar store trays (from a ways back) to my project list.

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  7. Are you sure you did not make that wonderful table or cake stand for my mom's birthday- as it was today... I will gladly accept all gifts for her...

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  8. Hooray for those stripes! LOVE 'em! If only I was as motivated as you are...sigh...

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  9. I love spray paint, and yellow, just plain makes me happy ☺!

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  10. Paint is a balm to old and broken and boring. So is new hardware!

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  11. WHAT?! the lady we ordered that plate from said it was a one of a kind...biotch.

    i'm clearly into cussing this afternoon.

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  12. Call me stupid, but I had no idea you could spray paint brass. I'm totally inspired now.

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  13. Oooooh I am definitely going to try the cake plate stand project!

    ...came over from andersonfamilycrew and love your blog as well! :)

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