Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Altered Glass Cake Plate



For so long I have wanted a black glass plate stand. This was my remedy.
Using spray paint (of course), specifically Krylon Fusion black spray paint in a satin finish, my daughter and I set out to "get me a black cake stand." Krylon Fusion says it is suitable for glass, but others may be also.

Before and During:


I sprayed the underneath of the stand. I wanted to be able to wash off the top and thought that it might not be good to mix food and spray paint. ick! The effect is really neat, because the color is a layer under the glass. (see top photo)

I wanted to do something interesting to the dome to tie it into the stand, but didn't want to spray the whole thing. My daughter had the idea to just tape off the glass ball on top. We then sprayed it too.


After decorated for halloween:


I will use the stand by itself more often than not, but the dome adds a great extra for when we have goodies to put inside. I already can't wait to use this for Christmas.

Speaking of goodies...Chloe made her whole wheat bread yesterday evening. This morning it was yummy slathered with everyone's choice of peach butter or honey. Or in Chloe's case, banana and Sunbutter. I prefer not to think of that choice. Ick!

17 comments:

Suzan said...

Very clever!

Katie said...

Cute, good job!

scarbrough said...

how creative!! love it!!

Carrie said...

wow it turned out great!

Rambling Girl said...

Oh I love what you did....I might have to do that to mine...it is so cute.

Darlene said...

I LOVE how that turned out!! Really cute!

Amelia said...

What a difference the paint made...it looks great...you are creative..

Victoria said...

Man, it looks great! I will have to keep an eye out for a cheap stand to paint!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Great, I was worried about the mix of spray paint and food until I kept reading. It looks great! My book did fan out, just not as perfect as I would have liked. When I showed my husband your pics he said yours does just like hers. I think your husband was right about the binding, it seemed to do a little funny. I think I have some more old paperbacks that are fatter, so I will give one of them a try. Jackie

Tausha said...

super cute! I would not have thought to cover the dome and just spray the knob.
I must find one so I can copy!

Jen r. said...

That cake plate looks like a totally new piece!!! Thanks for stopping by for a visit and leaving such nice comments. I may have to break out the spray paint to a few of my glass pieces! :)

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Completely cute!

M ^..^

Meg said...

That is an amazing effect that I would have never thought of. At first I was wondering... food and paint??? Than I realized what you did. Looks so good. It was a really good idea on her part to paint the top holder thingy! When I was reading the different things y'all used on the bread I at first thought I read peanut butter and did a re-take!!! It was PEACH butter though. I think I'm going crazy.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

What a great idea, and I love how you just painted the bottom so you could still use it for food. It turned out great!
Carrie

Reynie said...

It turned out great! I love the little halloween touch, too!

Gretchen said...

I love what you did with the cake plate. I didn't even know you could paint them. The lid looks so cute decorated for Halloween too.

Gretchen

The Tulip Lady said...

however decided one day to put paint in a can that would spray out in a fine mist should be given a Nobel Peace Prize!!! I love that stuff! Great work ladies...looks really good.