Friday, March 12, 2010

A MAKEOVER AND A GIVEAWAY


This next makeover almost didn't happen. When I first saw this, I walked right by it. I immediately dismissed it as it wasn't close to what I wanted. A few steps later the light bulb *lit*

I've seen so many tiered trays, some made with vintage china plates, some in silver, some are wired baskets, I'm sure you've seen some of them. I've never seen one that I've fallen in love with that was in my almost non-existent budget.

So this is what I almost passed up last December....



Gorgeous...no?! NO, well, not yet! ;)

A Christmas present to myself. Price, $19.99. Bonus, it had all the glass beads and crystal drops *happy dance*. Did you notice how dusty the thing was?! Yuck! Fortunately the crystal drops were covered, unfortunately the crystal beads weren't. But for $20, what's a little soap & water...no?

Another drawback, notice that top tier is doing it's best impression of that tower in Pisa...


After I dismantled it, turns out the rod was bent. No worries, I'll go to Home Depot and let them figure it out. Seems you can't straighten them. So I bought a new rod, they cut it to size for me, so I was back in business. I have to mention, getting all the drops and bead swags off was a bloody pain!

Step 1: Base coat of Kilz original sealer/primer spray paint (Lowes or Home Depot) Applied to all parts, spacers, nut covers, finial and trays. No need to spray the nuts & rod, you never see them. (I'm sure there is a joke in there somewhere but I'm keeping my mouth shut! ha!)


Let it dry completely before you spray the other side.

Now, if you are like me, who wants to sit around and watch paint dry, am I right or am I right!? ha! Look what I did while I was testing a new bluish spray paint, waiting for the server pieces to dry....


I got some blue paint on one of the spacers! Duh! Typical Tina ha! hmmm new blog name? ha!

BTW, I'll tell you all about that mystery blue in a couple of days, promise!

Step 2: Two coats of American Accents Blossom White. Let dry between coats.



How many coats you apply is to your taste. Just be sure to let it dry between coats ;)

Once everything is dry, it's time to reassemble...fair warning for those of you who don't just scan the photos but actually read the words too...heehee I didn't put it back together exactly the way it was.....

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And to think, I almost walk away without it! I so love it! Here it is without the faux hydrangea blooms & roses...


I have to add, painting something like this takes more work than painting furniture! All the drying time is a hassle, but I think it was worth it!

THE INSPIRATION PIECE

This 3-tiered server is just so perfect and pretty the jaw drops!


Photo Courtesy My Romantic Home

I so heart that server! It belongs to that lucky ducky Cindy @ My Romantic Home. If you haven't been to Cindy's gorgeous and inspiring blog, I have to ask...have ya been on the moon? ha!

DON'T DASH OFF YET!

The very talented Paula @ Castle and Cottage is having a wonderful giveaway that you should not miss! If you haven't already entered, click her button for info and post!

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Good luck to all of you who enter!

Thanks so much for visiting me! I do hope you had a good time!

I'm linking up with:


Our fabulous Beverly of How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday! Thanks so much for all your hard work, Beverly!

I'm also linking up with the amazing Susan @ BNOPfor the 61ST Metamorphosis Monday. Thanks for hosting Susan!


Last but not least, Cheri of Its So Very Cheri stopped by and invited me to link my post up with one of her fabulous weekly events, Its So Very Renovated. And to let me know of her new address! Be sure to stop by and wish her a happy blogwarming and be sure to re-follow up with her! Just click her button to pop on over!



Cheers!

88 comments:

CC said...

Hi Tina...
It's gorgeous,beautiful,fantastic..lovely..are there more words to say about this beautiful piece. I simply love everything about it...

CC said...

p.s. I forgot to wish you a happy Pink Saturday...

Anne Fannie said...

Tina, Scream!....I love it! You did a wonderful job and I love the Hydrandeas you put in it. It looks so beautiful! What a great imagination you have to turn it upside down!
Happy Pink Saturday!
~Ann

bj said...

O..It's just perfect...every bit as pretty as Cindy's..You did a fabulous job!

Linda said...

Love Love Love it!!! You did a great makeover! Wonderful and did I say I LOVE it??

ginger@bearbits said...

I am impressed! Very lovely and wonderful transformation. Good thing that light bulb went off! Thanks for showing the step by step - it's familiar in a way - especially the 'oops' part!

~ginger

D said...

Wow! What a difference. It's so pretty now. Great job!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Gracious, Tina, that turned out beautiful!!! I saw one of those last year too, and am kicking myself now that I didn't snatch it up and spray it Blossom White!!!! I so love how you used your spring colored florals in it. Gee, it can hold all manner of pretties!!!!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

jen said...

HEy Tina baby! thanks for stoppin' by I always love you comments! Ok now you are seriously making me want to paint some stuff! LIke my living room walls oh love the a aqua blue and white and silver! Ahhhh so refreshing! you go girl get her done! LOL Maybe silver leaf on the chairs? Are you near hobby lobby? 40% coupons? Fabric shower curtains from Marshalls or Ross can sometimes be had for $5-$10 for a huge piece of gorgeous heavier fabric! hmmmm I gotta paint my China cabinet soon! well I hope so....HAve a great Pink Saturday
luvs and glitter
~jen

Marlene said...

WOW, just gorgeous. Everytime I pass something up I'm going to think about this project!

xxx
Marlene

Couture de Papier said...

Lovely post...Happy Pink Saturday!PS I am having a pink blog giveaway!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

WOW< WOW WOW WOW!!!! Can I say one more WOW!!! I liked it in the gold but I just love what you did to it in the white!
Debbie

Susan said...

Tina, you did an absolute drop dead FABULOUS job! The finished piece is really great. GOOD JOB! Thanks so much for sharing the photos as well as the often times humorous words!Sincerely, Susan

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

OH it's PERFECT. You got a steal of deal. Saw them at Home Goods $49. LOVE what you did with this. When I saw it I though too guady for my taste but now will be on the lookoout for something similar to do just what you did.
What an inspiration!
Sylvia

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

what a great makeover.. thank god you bought it at the end.. i really love your tiered tray now especially when you have flowers on them.. and yeap Cindy's tiered tray is such an inspiration! happy PS

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I kept thinking...wow, it looks like mine! That was such a great idea to put those back together upside down! It looks so great!!! I laughed when I saw mine was your inspiration! I'm so happy you have one now! I know you will enjoy decorating it throughout the seasons!!!

Mermaids of the Lake said...

Tina, it's wonderful! Wow! And... you are funny! I enjoyed the whole thing. Have a wonderful weekend.

Mermaid Debbie

Claudia said...

Tina, you did a wonderful job on this! Congratulations. Happy Pink Saturday!

xo
Claudia

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I had to share this on my blog....I hope you don't mind!

kim said...

Awesome job. I love when people can look at an item and see what it can become.

Connie said...

Ooooh, be still my beating heart, chick, that turned out GORGEOUS!! I think I'll be looking for one at the thrift stores soon to refurbish as you did. I need a place to keep my ribbon roses and that would be perfect, sugar.
xoxo,
Connie
*Sigh*......beautiful!

Necel said...
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Necel said...

White paint is truly a girl's best friend. I am sooooo following your blog.

Blessings,
Necel from the Old House in Texas

Cherie said...

Cindy sent me. Im so glad that she did! What a wonderful project. I really love the way it turned out too. Have a very lovely weekend, Cherie

stefanie said...

wow...wow..and wow...I love it, I will now be on the lookout..you make me laugh, why is it so hard to wait for paint to dry? hope you have a wonderful weekend!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh Tina!

Gasping and drooling here......that is STUNNING! How perfect. And, with the flowers? Over the top delish. Now that it's all finished and the rod is corrected I wouldn't mind if you just popped it right into the mail for me...

I LOVE it!

Happy Pink Saturday Hugs,
Spencer

Lottie said...

I couldn't believe the before and after!!!!!! Beautiful!
Lottie

Cathy said...

Tina,

You are amazing. They sell these at my local Homegoods. I would have NEVER thought to do this to one of them. I can't wait to find my very own on sale.

You have made my day girl. That is the most gorgeous thing I've seen! I love it.

You rock!

xo Cath

Tardevil said...

So pretty! Love the crystals & beads you removed too! All of your blog photos are gorgeous, especially the garden ones!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Tina,
Well, I'm never ever disappointed when I visit you! What a beautiful and stunning creation you have made of the tiered cake stand! I LOVE it! You are a genius! Happy Pink Saturday

Blessings,
Sandi

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Fabulous. You have such gorgeous taste. I love the flowers you put in them and the plate mat. Its all put together so well. Well done.

Denise Marie said...

Wow, you sure made that yours!! And, you have all those yummy, drippy crystals left over.

Wendy said...

Tina, It is beautiful! I love the color white and filled with the flowers is just gorgeous! I am so glad you brought her home with you!
Wendy :)

Rochelle said...

Oh man....I've passed up that exact tiered tower at our Home Scense store 4 times! I need to get in the car right now and see if it is still there! :)
That is beautiful....and you have all those crystals to use on something else!
xoxo
Rochelle

Marydon Ford said...

DROP DEAD GORGEOUS, Tina! I have a silverplate tiered stand like that ... how would you seal the silverplate so it could be painted?
This is so fabulous. TY for sharing.

Happy St. Patrick's Day
Have a lovely weekend.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Shelinwa said...

wow crafty lady!!!

This is awesome!!!
you ispire me with your ceativity for sure . LOVE IT

Meadowsweet Cottage said...

I would have never in a gazillion years bought the gold version. How amazing that you could turn it into your white treasure!

Blossom White is on my to-buy list now.

So glad Cindy sent me over here!

Bella said...

OMG - what a transformation!!! I just LOVE how it turned out. It's soooo gorgeous. You did a wonderful job.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Wow,
so much inspiration in one small post. I love what you created, talk about vision. I love how this turned out. I just love tiered trays, I have several. Now you have really inspired me.

Karen

Lori said...

Thhis turned out great!!! I love it.

tales from an oc cottage said...

GORGEOUS!!!!

m ^..^

Mary said...

Wow Tina, this is just gorgeous!!
What a wonderful redo!
Just love it!!
XO Mary

Mary said...

Wow Tina, this is just gorgeous!!
What a wonderful redo!
Just love it!!
XO Mary

Atelier de Charo said...

The transformation is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Love it.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Hugs
Charo

nancy said...

I wondered why you posted for PInk SAturday. THat is one clever three tier dish. One question though. Is there a finish touch over that paint you use, If you put foods on it, will you need doilery papers on it? Happy PS Nancy

nancy said...

PS thanks for stopping by my blog, I finally posted something, sorry was late.

sherri@lavenderfields said...

OOOO!! I love it with the pink flowers inside!! So pretty! SO many uses for this stand! I need one : ) I hope you have a wonderful weekend and enjoy your Pink Saturday!! Sherri : )

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

All it takes is a little imagination and voila- I'm sure you are going to enjoy it. Very nice Tina, you did a wonderful job! Actually I kinda like yours better... now what are you going to do with the extras? you could send them my way.... he he

Happy Pinks*

grannyann said...

What a fabulous buy! It turned out just great. There can be so many holidays you can use it.

Mari said...

WOW WHAT A GREAT IDEA, IT TURNED OUT STUNNING I LOVE IT!!!!
MAYBE ONE DAY ILL COME ACROSS ON OF THESE ALSO AND TRUST ME ILL NOT PASS IT BY.....LOL

Maria@ChicaBellaCrafts said...

That was a beautiful transformation. I was delightfuly surprised when I saw the end result and how you turned them upside down. It looks just beautiful.

Happy Pink Saturday and thanks for visiting me, please feel free to stop by any time.

Cottage Rose said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I so LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yes it is a good thing you did not pass it by.... it looks so much better with the bottom on top.......... I am going to be looking out for one now..... keeping my fingers crossed and my toes.....hehe..... I am so jealous right now,,,,,,,,,,,,, but I am so happy for you.............. :) see this is me smiling......lol
Happy Pink Saturday


Pink Hugs;
Alaura

Carolyn said...

Love it !!!

Carolyn

someplace in thyme said...

Oh Tina, you did it again, pure perfection!! Happy Pink Saturday, Char

sissie said...

Hi Tina,
You certainly prettied-up the three tired lovely. I like its versatility.

Great post. Happy Pink Saturday.

hugs
Sissie

deb mills said...

very creative! your new tiered stand is beautiful. i really enjoyed going back over your blog. your mosaic work is wonderful. i've saved broken things over the years with the idea of trying that some day. thanks for inspiring me.

Mary Ellen said...

Oh this is beautiful TIna!! I would love to find a treasure like this!!

So sorry about my Sat post- went to NM for a funeral and thought I would be able to get a post up for Sat but my sis didn't have wi-fi and so was not able to be on the computer!
Love you post though!

blessings
mary

Brenda said...

BEAUTIFUL...Now I want one...thanks for sharing - absolutely fabulous change!!!

Lisa said...

LOVE IT!! There was one similar at World Market but they sold them all before I got one. So I will be on the look out for one I can redo!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

ALWAYS THE ABRAMYANS said...

How very beautiful! I had no idea you are Russian. So you know these candies and Tarhun...selotka...shuba (our favorite). Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment! And again I love, love, love what you created!

A.D. said...

Talk about jaw-dropping...that is SO clever and so beautiful.

anna banana said...

Oh I love it! What a pretty, pretty piece. You have such lovely things, I will be back to look some more. Thank you so much for visiting me at Frosted Petunias and making my first Pink Saturday such a lovely one. Have a great weekend!....Anna♥

Jojo said...

A wonderful makeover!!!! And Cyndi thought so too!!!

Ginger said...

WOW what a beautiful makeover, I just adore it, wish I could find a beauty like that one.

Good Job

Ginger

Susan said...

That is such a beautiful transformation!! I am going to keep my out for something like that to transform!

Sue said...

Dear "Talented Tina" (new blog name?)
You did a fantastic job of turning the pieces upside down to make a tray of each one. LOVE the idea- so much more practical! Glad to be back visiting. I hope to see more of you & everyone else real soon-
hugs, Sue

Sandra - Cottage Dreamer said...

Such and inspiration - and as I was reading your adventures with your tiered tray all I could think of what the one I've admired so much on Cindy's site for a long time. You did a fantastic job. Going to be on the look out for something similar once garage sale time gets to the Mid West.

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Your tray turned out beautiful!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Tina...I was so hoping you were going to turn the layers up the other direction! It turned out beautifully! I have always loved Cindy's...it is an inspiration piece for sure! :-)
Your server is gorgeous!

Kimberly said...

What beautiful work!

Jojo said...

Thank you for your notes and for being a follower!!

Have a wonderful week!

Low Tide High Style said...

Wow, it's gorgeous and I love how you inverted the trays when you reassembled it! I also love how you have it filled with blossoms, so pretty!

Kat :)

DesignTies said...

Good thing the bulb lit before it was too late -- you did a great job transforming the server!! Flipping the tiers over was a great idea. Your server looks a lot like the inspiration server now :-)

Thanks for checking out my kitchen makeover :-)

Kelly

Staci K. said...

Beautiful!!! I've been keeping my eyes open for something like this too - I hope I see the potential in an ugly duckling like you did!

Ms. Bake-it said...

I love it Tina! I to have admired (and wanted) Cindy's 3-tiered server. I have been searching for one similar to hers but now after seeing the transformation you created, I do believe I will broaden my search! Great job!

~ Tracy

Wendy said...

Gorgeous!

The Stylish House said...

Tina,
This makeover is fantastic and I’m doing the happy dance right about now. You know they say the best form of flattery is imitation, so I’m going to be flattering you big time.
Also thanks for stopping by and saying hi last week. I’ve been a working dog of late, so haven’t been around as much as I would like. Your blog has always been a favorite and you’re one talented and creative lady.
Cathy

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

That is so gorgeous!! :)

Erin said...

Absolutely unbelievable transformation!!! I LOVE it!

sarah louise said...

tina -- i am SO impressed! how many of these have i passed up at yard sales or thrift shops??!! the transformation is wonderful. i enjoyed your tutorial. (o: thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog on pink saturday. have a great week! (o:

Its So Very Cheri said...

That is gorgeous. I hope you will post it to my Its So Very Renovated party.

I am letting everyone know that I have moved my blog to my new site www.itssoverycheri.com
I need to ask you, to please go over and RE-SIGN up to follow me over there. Google won't let you take your Followers with you so you are no longer getting my info in your reader, unless you have gone over and signed up. Sorry if you have already done so, I am trying to go back and forth between both blogs as well as my new e-mail and my old e-mail.
I have lots of fun things going on over at the new blog, so I hope you will hop on over and check it all out.

I also have a new give-a-way going on.
Cheri www.itssoverycheri.com

Red Door Home said...

The white paint makes all the difference. Love it!

Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

That is so to die for - congrats on your gorgeous and economical makeover!

Paula said...

Hello Tina! first... THANKYOU!!! for the great shout out about my giveaway!!! you are too sweet:)
I am loving your blog!! {where have I been????lol!} off to look around some more...just loving all the photos on the left, so pretty!
big hugs!
paula:)

The Barnett Family said...

Speechless....that is all that I need to say! Thanks for sharing! So glad you did not pass that beauty up!

Blessings!
Tonya

Lana said...

I truly love it!!!! I love the new inversion of those trays especially! And the white paint on it is divine! I, too, have loved My Romantic Home's triple server for months now!!!!!
Hugs, Lana

Vanessa said...

Beautiful!!

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