Wednesday, May 29, 2013

DIY: Cake Plate

I loved the idea of a DIY Cake Plate. I came across this idea on Pinterest.
Have I mentioned how much I love that place? :)
Well, I also LOVE vintage dishes.
This is a great way to use those pretty plates that you just can't pass up.

Here's how mine turned out...

Now it's your turn...

 Step by Step Instructions:
1. Pick out your pretty plate/plates.

 2. Find a base. 
Candlestick holders from thrift stores work great.

3. Prime your base.
This is my favorite primer.

4. Paint your base with color of choice.
My plate had just a bit of yellow mixed in with the pretty pinks.
I wanted the base to "pop", so I went with a bright and sunny yellow.

5. Apply the glue to your base.
(my husband was happy to be the model for this one)

This was the glue we used:

6. Find the center and apply the base.
Let it dry overnight.

Now you get to enjoy a pretty cake plate!

I think there are so many ways to use these. They make beautiful cake/pastry plates. A small plate could be used for a birthday cupcake or a candle. Perhaps a small dish for jewelry or a bar of hand soap placed next to the sink. I think they would make a very unique and thoughtful gift as well. That's what I have in mind for the two I made. I know exactly who I am passing these on to.

You can find me on Pinterest here .
(if you like this sort of thing you might enjoy my "Get Crafty" pinboard)
I got this idea from here .

Thanks for stopping by!

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Give Me The Goods Monday
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The Shabby Nest
The Dedicated House
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Pink Saturday
The Tablescaper
The Chicken Chick
The Scoop
Knick of Time
Savvy Southern Style
DIY by Design
Green Willow Pond 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

a little sewing table, a chair and some thrifted tableware...

Look at this darling two drawer vintage sewing table...

I decided that she would be perfect in pink.
"Verbena" from Sherwin Williams to be exact...

Here's the cute little drawers...

She looks so pretty in pink and has a very soft distressed finish along the edges.
All she needs now is a cute little craft room to call home.

I was also very lucky to get 3 of these dainty little chairs (thank you Sharol!)...

I've only painted one so far.
White of course...

I thought my Simply Shabby Chic pillow was the perfect accessory for her...

 She's found her place with my little blue desk in our living room...
(you can read about the desk here if you like)

I was so excited when I found those pretty plates hanging on my wall.
I was thrifting one day and found 12 of them for $7 bucks.
that's about .58 cents each for those of you who hate to do math like me :)
I loved the beading and scalloped edges. One of my favorite finds!

It always feels good to get the little projects done and pulled together.
 You can find my Facebook page: Mimi's Vintage Charm and keep up to date with my latest projects.

Thanks for stopping by.