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I’m Lovin’ It! – Trash to Treasure

Welcome to the Party!!
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While my daughter’s and I are heading to The Windy City, another blogger has accepted my invitation to host I’m Lovin’ It this week!!!

So today while I’m Lovin’ Chicago, Amanda is going to share what SHE is Lovin‘………..Enjoy!!……..I think I see a cupcake with MY name on it down there……

 

I am so, so, so honored to be able to hang out at Tidymom’s blog today! Hers is much cleaner then mine, and I have a feeling her kitchen always smells good… fresh cupcakes and fruit roll ups and Gooey Upside Down German Chocolate Cake? Um, yes please!

But anyway… since it is Friday and all, I thought I would share with you somethin’ that I love. Ya know, for I’m Lovin’ It 

One thing that I love is finding a ‘trash’ and making it a ‘treasure’.

I have a little baking blog and I really struggled to find ways to photograph cakes, cookies, and cupcakes. Cake stands are gorgeous, but can be so expensive! So one day at the thrift store, I spotted a candle stick for less then a $1 and an idea hit me. I would make my own!

I have made about 20 so far, and every single one is white! So I needed something new.

I picked up these little diddies at my local thrift store.

home made cake stand

They are ok on their own, but not as pretty as I would like, and certainly not functional. Although I am drawn to all things shiny, these just dont work when trying to photograph a scrumptious dessert. Who wants to see me and my camera in the reflection?

I decided to spray paint these black. I normally choose satin, but I was drawn to the semi-gloss this time.

home made cake stand

home made cake stand

Since it has been so hot, it took all of 15 minutes to complete.

Wanna see how everything turned out???

(insert dramatic drum roll here please. What? I cant do that? Can someone please figure out a html code for dramatic drum roll and email it to me? Thanks.)

home made cake stand

I painted this base white. Its perfect for those extra special cupcakes!

home made cake stand

The black plate turned out beautifully if I dont say so myself.

home made cake stand

And I love my little cupcake stand!

home made cake stand

But my favorite it using the plate and cupcake stand as a cake pedestal!

Now.

I want you to know, since this is just spray paint, I wouldn’t actually serve food off of them. These are more for decorative purposes, or for props. You certainly could use them for serving! You just purchase a special paint at home improvement and craft stores that seals the paint and is safe for eating off of.

home made cake stand

So there you have it! Something that I’m Lovin’!

Thanks you SO much Cheryl for having me over… next time lets sample some of your refreshing Strawberry Lemonade drinks… its hot out there! 🙂

 

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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog, TidyMom.net, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

33 comments

  1. Wow! Great job! Those look awesome!

  2. Wow! Great job! Those look awesome!

  3. It's so great to see you here Amanda! Thanks for the great idea!
    ~Liz

  4. It's so great to see you here Amanda! Thanks for the great idea!
    ~Liz

  5. I love this idea. Now I am going to be on the look out for something like this. Thank you!

  6. I love this idea. Now I am going to be on the look out for something like this. Thank you!

  7. I just love what you did with resale treasures! I myself am a yard sale junkie and now I will be looking at stuff with a different perspective. Thanks!

  8. I just love what you did with resale treasures! I myself am a yard sale junkie and now I will be looking at stuff with a different perspective. Thanks!

  9. Fantastic projects! I LOVE the white base on the cheese keeper. I am SUCH a covered dish addict!

    I am loving RETURNING SOLDIERS and summer Pesto this week!

  10. Fantastic projects! I LOVE the white base on the cheese keeper. I am SUCH a covered dish addict!

    I am loving RETURNING SOLDIERS and summer Pesto this week!

  11. What a great combo….Amanda & TidyMom!!! I'm Loving THAT!!!

    Great post…I need to go on a "prop hunt!" Thanks for inspiring me!

  12. What a great combo….Amanda & TidyMom!!! I'm Loving THAT!!!

    Great post…I need to go on a "prop hunt!" Thanks for inspiring me!

  13. OMG, I was reading the recipes and now I am having a sweet craving like crazy!!

  14. OMG, I was reading the recipes and now I am having a sweet craving like crazy!!

  15. Amanda, what a lovely surprise to have you guest hosting for Cheryl today. Your refurbished thrift store finds are great, especially love the black *cake* stand. Your talents extend way beyond cookie and cake making and decorating.
    Cheryl, thanks for having Amanda fill in for you, hope you enjoy Chicago!

  16. Amanda, what a lovely surprise to have you guest hosting for Cheryl today. Your refurbished thrift store finds are great, especially love the black *cake* stand. Your talents extend way beyond cookie and cake making and decorating.
    Cheryl, thanks for having Amanda fill in for you, hope you enjoy Chicago!

  17. The cupcakes look divine! Thanks for hosting!

  18. The cupcakes look divine! Thanks for hosting!

  19. I want some pretty stands, and you've totally inspired me to make one for myself!!!

    🙂 Laura

  20. I want some pretty stands, and you've totally inspired me to make one for myself!!!

    🙂 Laura

  21. Just love the way you made the frosting. I can't ever make it look that perfect – not yet…:-)

  22. Just love the way you made the frosting. I can't ever make it look that perfect – not yet…:-)

  23. Oh Amanda, what a pleasant surprise to see you guest posting over here! As always, your creations look amazing, and I love reading.
    Cheryl, have a fantastic time in the Windy City with your daughters.

  24. Oh Amanda, what a pleasant surprise to see you guest posting over here! As always, your creations look amazing, and I love reading.
    Cheryl, have a fantastic time in the Windy City with your daughters.

  25. Thank you so much for hosting such a fun party. I hope you will stop by for my giveaway.

  26. Thank you so much for hosting such a fun party. I hope you will stop by for my giveaway.

  27. wow love them! what about a paper Doilies to put on them when serving off of them?

  28. wow love them! what about a paper Doilies to put on them when serving off of them?

  29. I love cake stands, so of course I really love this post! I'm on the hunt now:)

  30. I love cake stands, so of course I really love this post! I'm on the hunt now:)

  31. wow…that was so creative….my mind just doesn't work like that, I wish it did….I could certainly use a nice cake stand!

  32. wow…that was so creative….my mind just doesn't work like that, I wish it did….I could certainly use a nice cake stand!

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