I hit up thrift stores today and came home with these two
Here's how it went from a candle holder and plate to a cute cake stand or cookie tray...
I used the incredibly strong Epoxy glue to attach the two pieces. It's heavy duty glue and it worked perfectly -- after about 30 minutes it was dry and ready to be spray painted.
I went with navy blue because I had it on hand and it would match my dishes. Just as I was about to pull the trigger, I decided to personalize the cake stand.
I used stickers to write the saying and made sure they were all stuck down really well.
As you can see I am not the best speller because I actually spelled "sneaked" incorrectly. Of course, did I catch this before I spray painted? NO! But, I did catch it in time that I was able to peel the "E" off and use a little bit of nail polish remover to scrub it out. Then I put the "A" in the spot and spray painted that spot again. It actually worked pretty well...but obviously I didn't win too many spelling bee's in my day.
Once it was all dry, I started peeling off the letters using the tip of a steak
knife. This was actually the hardest part as some of the paint didn't want to stay where it was supposed to. Or was it because I was impatient and peeling before it was completely dry? Hmm...
And here's the finished product. What do you think? I especially like it because it matches the rest of my dishes, too!
For the record...my husband says he doesn't "get it"? Probably because he always eats the last one!