Sunday, May 12, 2013

Upcycled Cake Stand - Tattered Serviette Decoupage

 
 
Since posting about my Hutch re-do, I've been working on smaller projects that I can finish in a day or two.
 
Since my sweet husband was diagnosed with cancer last year, his health has sadly been deteriorating. The chemo therapy was not as successful as we all hoped and he needs round the clock care now. 
 
How do I cope??
By the grace of God, friends, family, the staff of GVI Oncology, the caring staff of St Lukes Hospice and St Johns home-based care to name but a few!
I can't thank these wonderful people enough and God for giving me the strength I need!
 
One thing I did manage to get done was this:
 
On my daily stroll down to the main road to catch the bus to work, I picked up a discarded pepper mill. It can no longer grind your pepper corns, but I remembered the wooden plate from my stash of junk and had the idea of marrying the 2 to make a cake stand.
Here we go, cleaned up and sandwiched together with Gorilla wood glue. I slapped on some Cece vintage white and pulled out some serviette napkins with a pink rose design. I used napkin podge and 'glued' the napkin to the plate. Before it was dry, I attacked it with a wet rag to get the tattered, distressed look. I wanted it to look like the rose decal and the paint had become worn over time!
 
Then I added some more fragments of the serviette here and there, gave it another coat of napkin podge and left it to dry overnight. This morning I gave it some waxing and buffing, stood back and sighed! YES...I love the look!
 
 
Have a beautiful week and thanks for stopping by!
 
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24 comments:

  1. God Bless you Sumaya and your husband. We pray that God holds you both in the hollow of His hand. Your cake stand is beautiful, it seems to speak from the heart. Hugs and Prayers, Trisha

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  2. Trisha, I say thank you so much for your sincere and heartfelt prayers. God bless you and your family too!


    Hugs
    Sumaya

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  3. This is beautiful; what a great idea for all those lovely napkins I can't help buying at Tuesday Morning! Thanks so much for sharing this.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment:)

      Hugs
      Sumaya

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  4. I would have never thought to use an old pepper mill for something like this! So smart! Love how it turned out! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  5. hi Sumaya ... I love how you made the stand and the treatment with the napkin. I have made some really pretty hat stands using the pepper mills and adding a small rounded disk at the top. I was thinking I need to find more of those to make display stands. Now that I see yours looking so pretty, I will do just that. Thanks for the idea.

    So sorry about your husband. Both of you will be in my prayers for special comfort and healing.

    Thanks for stopping by Timeless Treasures with a nice comment.
    Blessing,
    Audrey Z.

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    1. Hi Audrey, thanks for the warm wishes and prayers. It is deeply appreciated and thanks for stopping by!:)

      Blessings
      S

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  6. Great job, I love the roses, such a creative and lovely idea. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thanks Marty. The pleasure is all mine:) Hugs, Sumaya

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  7. So clever! Thank you for sharing at Give Me The Goods!
    Dimples & Pig Tales

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    1. Thanks Amber. Love sharing at Give Me The Goods!

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  8. Thank you for pepper mill Sumaya. and thank you for showing us how you made this lovely cake stand. The final effect is just lovely and it's pure genius to use an old wooden peppermill for the base.

    I am so sorry to hear about your husband's health. I hope that prayers are heard. Please take best care of yourself, while taking care of your husband.

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    1. It is lovely to receive your comment Rhishana. I do tend to 4get to take care of myself, thanks for reminding me and thanks for caring!

      Hugs, Sumaya

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  9. Just discovered your blog and I love it so much! Great job, that's beautiful!
    Hugs Vicky

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    1. Thanks bunches for stopping by and for leaving a sweet comment. I appreciate it so much Vicky!
      Have a great day and hugs back!!
      Xx Sumaya

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  10. Great little project. So sorry to hear about your husband.
    Sending some farmhouse hugs,
    Cindy

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    1. Hi Cindy, Thanks stax for the farmhouse hugs!!! :)

      Hugs back
      Sumaya

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  11. Sumaya, so sorry about your hubby. Such a terribly thing for him to have to endure. I know that it is very hard on you also. You will both be in my prayers! Love your sweet stand. You gave it such vintage charm. Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thanks for your kind prayers Jann. I appreciate it:)

      Hugs
      Sumaya

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  12. Hi Sumaya. First I just want to say my thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband. I know its hard. Your cake stand turned out beautiful! I love to re-cycle things and I love using napkins as decoupage. Thanks for joining us this week at Transformed Tuesday.

    Hugs,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

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  13. Hi Peggy, Thanks so much for your thoughts and prayers. It is a true blessing to be able to take my mind off of things and create and the share with wonderful folks like you!

    Hugs
    Sumaya

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  14. love how this turned out, sumaya! and again, hugs and prayers:)

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    1. Thanks Lynn, I appreciate your kind words and prayers! Hugs, S

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