I’m excited to show you guys this easy little project that I just tackled.
I’m kind of scared though because the cake stand that I started out with was left at our Super Bowl party last year. I asked around and no one wanted to claim it so I took matters into my own hands.
Oh my gosh I just realized I think this bad boy was brought as a chip and dip. They must have flipped it over and threw the chips and salsa in. Yikes!
Anyway… I transformed this eye sore into this beauty…
This project was super simple and I banged it out one one rainy afternoon.
The first thing I did was give the stand a quick coat of white spray paint. I just used what I had on hand.
The first coat didn’t quite cut it so I waited a few minutes and gave it another one..
The second coat did the trick.
While the paint was wet I just randomly sprinkled gold glitter all over.
I noticed that I really liked the look of the glitter when it was real heavy in certain spots and light in others…so I started really piling it on in certain areas..
Once I liked the look of my cake stand and the amount of glitter on it I waited about 30 minutes for the paint to dry and the glitter to set.
Next I brushed a coat of Modge Podge over the entire stand in order to give it a protective layer and to insure the glitter stayed put over time and didn’t just rub off.
If you have never worked with Modge Podge before it seems a little scary to be brushing a thick, white sticky layer over your masterpiece but no worries it dries crystal clear in about 20 minutes. I then brushed a second coat on and waited another 20 minutes and then put a third coat on. I wanted to insure that there was a smooth surface and not a bumpy one from the glitter. I find Modge Podge to be somewhat addicting! I just want to add more and more coats to give it a stronger, smoother and more protective finish.
Once all the Modge Podge has dried you may want to spray or brush on a coat of
Miniwax Water -Based Polycrylic. This will just add a stronger more protective top-coat. I would use this on something that would get a lot of use like a set Modge Podged Coasters but I didn’t have any on hand at the time and felt it didn’t really need it anyway.
I’m so pleased with how it turned out. I actually made it for my daughter’s room that I have been making over for like ever! Just finishing up a few loose ends and we will finally be ready for the big reveal. I’m so excited because it will be my first entire “Room Reveal” here on the blog.
So why don’t you start digging in your kitchen cabinets for an outdated, beat down cake stand that is just waiting to get a little makeover? There are endless possibilities…get creative and e-mail your makeovers to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll post them either here on the blog or on my Instagram account.