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I’m Lovin’ It! – Trash to Treasure

Welcome to the Party!!
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Amanda  i am baker While my daughter’s and I are heading to The Windy City, one of my favorite bloggers has accepted my invitation to host I’m Lovin’ It this week!!! Amanda is a who blogs about her life as a Christian mom and wife at i am mommy and does amazing things with food and her camera at i am baker. Amanda is one of those super funny people, who is every bit as sweet as she is funny.

So today while I’m Lovin’ Chicago, and Amanda being here…….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 Friday!

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! (and apparently I heart Tidymom too!) :)

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! :)

Thanks again Amanda the cupcake was D.E.L.C.I.O.U.S!! LOL……and after this post I can’t WAIT to hit the resale shops with a new eye when I get back!

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Now it’s your turn, let us know what you’re lovin’ this week! If you have something to share with us on your blog, add your link below.
What is I’m Lovin’ It Fridays? get all the info, how to’s and button here

 

 

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Comments

  1. 1
    Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet says:

    Wow! Great job! Those look awesome!

  2. 2
    Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet says:

    Wow! Great job! Those look awesome!

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    HoosierHomemade says:

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

  4. 4
    HoosierHomemade says:

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

  5. 5

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

  6. 6

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

  7. 7
    The Coupon Goddess says:

    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. 8
    The Coupon Goddess says:

    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. 9
    The Duchess of Wessex says:

    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. 10
    The Duchess of Wessex says:

    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. 11
    bridget {bake at 350} says:

    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. 12
    bridget {bake at 350} says:

    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. 13
    Diann @ The Thrifty Groove says:

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

  14. 14
    Diann @ The Thrifty Groove says:

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

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    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!

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    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!

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    Lori@ Paisley Passions says:

    The cupcakes look divine! Thanks for hosting!

  18. 18
    Lori@ Paisley Passions says:

    The cupcakes look divine! Thanks for hosting!

  19. 19
    Laura PARING DOWN says:

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

    :) Laura

  20. 20
    Laura PARING DOWN says:

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

    :) Laura

  21. 21
    Self Sagacity says:

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

  22. 22
    Self Sagacity says:

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

  23. 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. 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. 25
    Laura Ingalls Gunn says:

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

  26. 26
    Laura Ingalls Gunn says:

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

  27. 27

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

  28. 28

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

  29. 29
    Sue Sparks says:

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

  30. 30
    Sue Sparks says:

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

  31. 31
    Chef Dennis says:

    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. 32
    Chef Dennis says:

    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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