Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Simple Project


Hi everyone! The bulbs I've been forcing since December have finally bloomed. Aren't they pretty!



I have a very simple project to share today. I'm sure most of you have seen where you put a plate on top of an candle holder and use it as a cake stand. This is basically the same thing with a tiny twist.


Step 1 - I found a candlestick and something that I would use as a base at the thrift store.



Step 2 - I flipped the disk around and spray painted both items in black since the plate I'm going to use has black in it.



Step 3 - I attached the two pieces. I used hot glue cause the only other glue I had was Elmers. This looks pretty good to me too. It makes the candlestick chunkier.



Step 4 - I painted some stripes on the base.




I didn't attach the plate to the stand because I'm not sure I want to keep it forever.



Ta-Da! It's sort of a Mackenzie-Childs inspired cake stand. I got the plate a while ago at TJ Maxx. I think it was in December so I'm not sure they have them anymore.

Be sure to let me know if you try this as I'd love to see it!



57 comments:

Gracie said...

You always have the nicest ideas ever!

Kelly said...

Great idea, and I love the black and white!

Melissa Wertz said...

The stand is beautiful! But the cake, oh yum!

Heather said...

wow, i love your plate stand!

Milah said...

You are so clever and resourceful;D

That plate would be perfect here in Indiana during the Indianapolis 500. All businesses in Indy are decorated with a racing theme in the month of May. I know you probably weren't thinking racing flags when you bought this plate but it sure does fit the occasion.

Love your blog!

Beth said...

As soon as I saw the checks I too thought MacKenzie Childs. I love their designs but not the prices.
SO, yours I love and I love the price.

julie - eab designs said...

A black and white cake stand, and red toile accents - what could be more perfect! I think I'll head out to the nearest TJ Max in case they have any plates left.

Susie Homemaker said...

You have such a knack...only a creative mind can look at all those pieces and say "hey, I think I'll put all these together and create this FABULOUS cake stand". And of course...it always looks better in black!

Blessings,
Susie

Tracey McBride said...

It's adorable Manuela!! So clever, and a perfect fit with your decor. I love how you think.

Love, Traceyxox

The White Bench said...

WOW! This is stunning!! What a clever idea!
MOnica.

june@craftyniche said...

Oh my goodness, both the cake and project looks great! :)

Mrs. Rabe said...

Great idea!

southerninspiration said...

Adorable, Manuela!!! And oh.so.thrifty!!! Yay for you!

Suzanne
I needed that yesterday for hubby's carrot cake! :)

Rosie's Whimsy said...

That is so adorable, you clever girl! Love the black and white! And the Hyacinths.......sigh...Spring.....sigh :-)

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Too cute! I love this look!!

Cathy said...

Oh, this is so wonderful. I love it. You are one talented woman ~

Cyndi's Re-Creations said...

Love it what a great paint job! I also want to thank you for yesterdays? post on loosing your focus. its nice to know that I'm not the only one that falls off the wagon sometimes and that we just need to get back on asap!!
Thanks Again
Ps I Turned off my comments on my blog the other day and can not get them back on have you ever had this problem???

Vee said...

That's exquisite! I say it so often, but you are one clever gal!

GRAMS said...

Look how clever you are. I absolutely love it. Janis

hip chick said...

Oh how pretty everything looks!

Susan said...

Amazing! Can we have cake now!

Terri and Bob said...

That is totally adorable!

Steph said...

Cute cake stand! Love the way you painted the base.

Shilo said...

Very clever, as always! :) Thanks for the idea!

Barb said...

I just love it...how completely clever you are!

Chrissy said...

Wow! You are so talented! I wish I had the time and talent to create like that! Have a good week!

glorv1 said...

Wow, that is very nice. Goes great with your black and white theme you have going in your home. Very good Manuela, thx for sharing. Take care.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I have a 8 of those dinner plates in my black hutch! That turned out so cute. It does remind me of Mackenzie-Childs...

Kathleen Grace said...

You are so good at putting shapes together and making things! I LOVE the black and white, one of my favorite motifs is black & white checks.

Donna said...

I love it!

Donna

jenjen said...

You are so creative Manuela! What a cute idea - I love it!!!

Jen

Angie said...

Love this idea! I have 2 of the same plates I got at TJ Maxx and I wish I would have bought more! You know how it is, the next time you go in there they're all gone!

Lady Katherine said...

I just love it! I was wondering where is she going with this! lol Its so great! Love the flowers, just wish I could smell them! lol
I have daffodils blooming.

Patti Cakes said...

Your bulbs are beautiful. A very neat project indeed. I like that.

Kimm at Reinvented said...

OOOH, I can almost smell those beautiful flowers! And I love the cake stand.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Brilliant! I love that. And your flowers are beautiful. I wish I had forced some bulbs. What a bright spot of spring during the winter. laurie

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

I love it! You did a fantastic job on your little cake stand! :) I hope you are having a great week! :)

Victoria said...

Great idea! It's beautiful.

I had to comment about your last post and the comforter. I tend to buy things simply because they are on sale. When it's 50 or 75% off it's so hard to resist! Sometimes I find I spend more $ buying stuff on clearance because I don't PLAN the purchase and just happen upon it. That unplanned purchase leads to many more and so it goes. Thanks for sharing. Also, thanks for the tips on getting rid of ants in the garden.

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Love it! I've been looking for the perfect stand for something above my cabinets, and this would work perfect!

Mimi Sue said...

How cute. Love the idea. Mimi

Jen r. said...

I love it Manuela!!!

sweet momma luv u said...

Love the adorable cake stand! It does look a little like M.K.C. like,amazing

Christina said...

I love your cake stand. Black and white is a favorite of mine, so that makes it even better.

The bulbs are very pretty.

Sheryl said...

Wow! I would've never thought to use those objects to make a plate stand! I am very impressed. Thank you for sharing, and showing me how we need to look at objects in different ways than what they were intended for!

Ally0005 said...

great idea, turn out wonderful

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Simply beautiful...... love it ......I think I recognize that cake...... is that the one with coconut in it.... yummy
HUgs
Linda

dana said...

What a terrific (and FRUGAL--see you're back on that path!!!) project! Did you leave any cake for the rest of us? :)

Thanks for the great idea. Dana

ShabbyInTheCity said...

At first I thought you had painted the squares on a wooden plate! Still it is an incredible idea and I love it!

Sherri S said...

WONDERFUL simple idea! Now I have another couple of items to add to my junk 'wish list'. Love it paired with the plate.

Emily said...

Get outta TOWN!!! That is so awesome! I have been wanting to do something black and white to go with all my McKenzie Childs. So awesome!

linda said...

One thing is for certain...since I started blogging, black spray paint has become my new best friend!

LuLu said...

I am so glad my Pom poms caught your eye and brought you to my blog. your cake stand turned out great, thanks for the idea! and will definitely be back i so enjoyed your blog.
LuLu

Storybook Woods said...

Love, love, love it xoxox Clarice

Suzanne said...

That is a clever idea, and I love the black and white. The cake looks pretty yummy too!

Betsy said...

What a clever inspiring idea! Yes, the added disk on the bottom gives it a higher quality look! The proportions are better! And...I'll take a piece of that cake, please! :)

Lallee said...

I always love your transformations! Your blooms are gorgeous. I need to make a note to myself to start some bulbs next fall. I always remember when I see other bulbs already blooming :P I enjoyed catching up on all your posts.

Tanya said...

Hi Manuela,
I love how your cake plate turned out. I have one just waiting to be finished. I really like what is reflected in your dining room mirror. It looks so pretty in there!