12th Jul2013


Easy Upcycled Cake Platter

by Dinah Wulf
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Once again I am on a roll with the thrift store finds!  This time I found a cake platter with a wooden base and glass top. I have done some recent similar upcycled projects just by painting wood. I think white mixed with the natural wood makes ordinary household look more modern.

Here is a $5 serving bowl I hand painted with white and added a gold trim.

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Here’s another wooden set of bowls I painted, leaving the inside natural. I bought this entire set for $6.00.

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I decided to do it again with this cake platter I got from Salvation Army for…wait for it…$2.00!!!!! What??? This was a REALLY good find. Here is the cake platter BEFORE.

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I only used three things to complete this project:

  • Painter’s tape
  • White Craft Paint
  • Paint brush

I simply used painter’s tape around the edges.

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Next I used a craft paint that is good for wood.  It is also dishwasher safe once the paint cures (approximately 21 days).  I left the top wood, because I wanted to make sure it stayed food safe.

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Here is an AFTER photo.

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This literally took me minutes to do.  I ended up painting on two light coats.  It was very simple and I think it change the whole look of the platter.  It’s amazing what a little bit of white paint will do.  I thought about etching the glass dome as well but I’m unsure what I want on it still.  Any ideas???

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Dinah Wulf
Dinah is a craft, home décor, & DIY Blogger for www.diyinspired.com, an eco-friendly site promoting repurposing through reinvention. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. Formerly an educator at CSUF and business owner, she now is a full time writer, Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, 3M DIY Expert, and a member of Martha’s Circle. She has blogged for multiple websites including Fix.com, Earth 911, Home Made Simple, and Sprout Online and has been published in a few magazines and ebooks. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Buzzfeed.
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