Thursday, December 15, 2011

Cake Stand/Cookie Plate a la Pottery Barn. Kinda.

This story starts in the back of my favorite Goodwill. I found 2 of these candle holders (the largest and mid sized ones) from Pottery Barn for $6.99 and $5.99 respectively.
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(Image via Pottery Barn)

Perfect condition. I know...you can hate me. So I set them in my cart along with some large picture frames. And then it happened...I moved one of the frames and the smaller of the 2 candle holders fell to the floor and broke. Everyone looked to see what happened and some shook their head. Ugh.

So I brought it home anyway and glued it. And it looked like this.
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Not good, Mav. (That's a Top Gun reference by the way)

So then I thought I could still use the bottom of the candle holder as the base for a cake plate. I'd always wanted one. I saw this plate at the thrift shop last week for $10. I loved it, but not for $10. And then it haunted me all week...kept thinking I should've bought it. So I went back today and it was still there...and half price! But that's not the best part! The sticker was still on it! Check it...
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A large, holiday themed platter from Pottery Barn!
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I took the bottom of the candle holder and sprayed it silver. Used Gorilla glue to adhere it to the bottom of the platter, and now I have the cake plate/cookie stand I've always wanted. And I can say it's by Pottery Barn...kinda ;)

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Moral of this story....a broken PB candleholder can be salvaged one way or another :)

PS. I'm over at Type A Decorating today! Go check me out AND all of the fabulous things that Tammy does!

~Allison

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12 comments:

Vanessa said...

Hi, Allison

Looks awesome and great save!

Vanessa

WhyCuzICan said...

Nice job, I agree and good save.. :D

Visiting via: The Shabby Nest linky party,
Suzanne in NW Illinois

Britt said...

Great Find! It is gorgeous!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Very clever! I love how you turned it into a cake stand.

Dee

Sherry said...

You did a great job transforming it!

Amy said...

That turned out fabulous! And wow, what great deals! Would you share here? Pretty please?

http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/12/shine-on-fridays-6-and-some-fabulous.html

Jenn said...

That is so lucky it was still there and discounted! I love how it turned out.

Brandi said...

Deal of the Day! Wow! So clever to make something like that out of your broken candle holder! Now for the fun part, filling the plate with cake and cookies! Yum!!

My Beautiful World said...

looks awesome, So happy to meet you I have enjoyed looking around. I have just found your lovely blog through the Monday link wonderful to join in. I'm now following you hope you visit me sometime, follow back if you like so nice to find new friends to catch up with. Have a great day.
Always Wendy

Shiloh said...

That's a beautiful cakeplate. You did a great job salvaging.
Shiloh
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Susan said...

I love that you salvaged the candlestick! Your cake stand turned out beautiful!

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

What a clever idea! I would love for you to add it to my Best of 2011 link party, as well as any other projects you are most proud of from this year. Visit http://www.petalstopicots.com.
~Kara :)