Monday, July 26, 2010

Oh, I Wish I Had a Cake Stand *deidle, deedle, deidle, dum*

Like the hen I found at a yard sale down the street?? I think I'm a fan. She makes a great flower vase, or painted egg storage container (the Munchkin has a collection). Here's what she looked like first:
Well, I was *not* a fan of the dried flowers. Sometimes, in certain situations, I am....but I read somewhere that they are really terrible for the feng shui of your space and that thought really stuck with me.  Plus, I feel like they give off negative energy (if you happen to believe in that kind of thing). So, those had to go. And, I wanted her color to pop a bit more. Yellow and white paint to the rescue!!
Such impertinence!! She wasn't a fan of the product I was using, I guess.  Two different colors of paint, some crayon, and some mod podge later and she was a brand new bird. 

I set up on the picnic table for her photo shoot. That was when I noticed the Cake Stand I was using. Now, my hubby got me this cake stand....and it is great. I am not complaining in the least!! It is very functional. But, I've been getting the urge for something really beautiful or even something really funky.  I have seen so many bloggers working with cake stands. Some crafters have even made them on their own....hmmmm. Here's a fun selection:
From the Graphics Fairy (she does the COOLEST stuff)!!!!

So **CUTE**!! Tutorial at Sweetie Pie Bakery !!

This is the perfect autumn cake stand from Prudent Baby . And, she used canned goods to make it!!
Well, there is certainly a lot of inspiration out there. I've just got to get my butt in gear and either build it or buy it!!

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  1. I know what you mean about the negative energy. As soon as I read that in your post I was like "ahhhh....that is true..."

    PS. I found you on All Thingz Related! I am glad I popped by!

  2. I love that you quoted "Fiddler" for your title! I performed in the play when I was in JR. High and ever since, my friends and I have had a special love for this song. I also feel your pain on lacking just the right cake stand.

  3. Love the birdie...

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday at Life As Lori!

  4. I like the bird with the real flowers!

  5. Great bird redo and now what did you decide on the cake stand? You're a clever woman, you'll come up with something wonderful.

  6. Really cute bird project..Check out my cakestand too, if you want an idea...

    I am a follower now :)

  7. What a fabulous transformation! I think the bird looks much better! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent?

  8. I love the bird. It looks so much more updated. You did a great job. Good luck in finding the perfect cake stand.

  9. that is a gorgeous.. gorgeous.. little hen!! Loved your blog.. and am here to stay.. So pleased I found you!!


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