Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Cake plate catch-all

First, let me mention I have a fundraiser going on at my etsy shop to support one of my former students and her work with the school's Relay for Life team. There's a link in my shop announcement that will take you directly to her page if you are interested in just donating directly rather than participating in the fundraiser. I'll be adding new items to that category as soon as I get time for a little creating.

Second, the following project is a birthday gift for my mom so if you know her don't mention it to her!

Last (but certainly not least!), this project is a part of Reinvented's Trash to Treasure Tuesday! So go visiting and see all the other wonderful projects!

Yes I know it is Wednesday. That's just me, always a day late and a dollar short. *sigh*


At Joann Fabric and Crafts I found an adorably ruffle-edged salad plate they were clearancing and as soon as I saw it I knew it would be the perfect companion to a broken candle holder base I've had banging around my junk piles for years.

I actually liked the original vintage-style turquoise color, but that won't go with my mom's bedroom decor of creamy white and soft peach.

I bought a can of spray paint specifically for plastic items and first cleaned the plate with rubbing alcohol to remove any oil left behind by my hands (my brother's suggestion and since he took a painting class - I mean House of Kolor painting not beret and bagels painting - I thought I'd better listen!).
With two good coats of paint the plate looks like it was always that color!
I did not paint the candleholder base - its current color will work just great!

Once it was dry and cured (I waited a few days) I glued my candle base to the plate bottom using E6000 adhesive.

Now she's got a cake plate-inspired spot to toss her jewelry if she doesn't feel like putting it totally away.

Hurray for organization with a little style, a little creativity and very little money!


Missie/Crafting with Cat Hair said...

Super cute! How did the spray paint for plastic work? I've been contemplating spray painting some plastic chairs and wonder if it is easy.

Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

Thanks a whole lot! Now I'm going to be on the hunt for plates and broken candle sticks!!

It looks fantastic!

Domestic Goddess said...

love that plate! that color is gorgeous!

Xazmin said...

I love it! I so want to do something like this I just need to find an awesome plate and candlestick holder!

the ungourmet said...

Oh Molly, that is so pretty! Great job. :0) Hope your Mom has a wonderful birthday. I know she will love her gift!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Molly, that turned out just beautifully! I love it, the ruffles on the place are so cute. Thanks for linking up!

American in Norway said...

Beautiful blog! I am going to go snoop a bit... Popping by via SITS hope you have a wonderful weekend! : )

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Oh my goodness...completely wonderful. You're right, it looks like it was always that color. It turned out SO beautiful!
I also LOVE the pom-poms below. : )

B said...

I love how this turned out, but it's almost a shame you had to cover the original colour. It was gorgeous.

I've made a couple of these myself and they are so easy aren't they? And they turn people's heads. I always have people asking me where I got mine from. The smart ones are floored when I say I made them because they know I am far from crafty.