Cake Stand Redo

I'm not sure if you remember the cake stand that I bought from Good Will months ago but I finally got to it!! Yay!! 

You can find it here.

My hope was to paint it and stress it. 

After getting to the project, I had to change things up a bit. 

Here's why.

You see the tape to keep the lid on?  

That was a problem! That shipping tape they used eats through the plastic, which leaves a smeared foggy mess on the plastic cake stand. No matter what you use, it will never come off. I used goo gone and everything else I could think of and nothing!! So if you see this on something at Goodwill or some other place, don't buy it, just sayin'.

So what to do? 

It is a very pretty cake stand and I didn't want to throw it out. 

It has a couple little cracks in it but nothing that will break it! 

And, it is older and made out of hard plastic so it shows wear but I thought I could save it.

I decided to add a wide ribbon where the foggy tape mark was left. Took the knob off and painted it and the cake stand a creamy white. 

Stressed it a bit, hot glued 12 eye hooks to the underside of the stand, added some fake crystals I had in my stash and tada, much better.

I had to use fishing line because my daughter took all of the jewelry making things with her (love ya) and I didn't have any wire or jump rings to use. 


The ribbon is from last year and is a Christmas theme. I loved the writing on it so that is why I chose it. Not because of the Christmas theme but because it was wide enough to cover most of the foggy residue left by the tape.


Hot glued the knob back on!

And I love how it turned out!

So what do you think?? 

Have you ever taken something home and realized something was not quite right with it and you had to redo it?

Have a great week!! 

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  1. good save. why do stores put tape on things without thinking how it will affect it? Anyway, it turned out so cute. love it.

    1. Thank you, yeah, I don't understand that either. I've came across several things since that have been ruined. Thanks again!

  2. Looks great! Love the ribbon idea!

    1. Thank you Cindy, that's the only thing I could think of, lol. Thank you for dropping by!

  3. Very pretty makeover! Great job hiding the foggy part! Too cute to toss out! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on our Mm Pinterst Board! Have a great week!

    1. Thank you for dropping by and for the comment!!

  4. I love what you've done to the cake stand. Sadly so many people would have thrown it out because of the fogging on the cloche. What you have done has not only shown that things can be rejuvenated but also look pretty darn good after the use of glue etc.
    Angela x

    1. Angela, you're so sweet, thank you for stopping by!

  5. I agree - it is too cute not to salvage. I think the ribbon looks great, and I would not have thought it was there for camouflage.A covered cake stand is def. handy. Happy SYC

    1. Thank you Susan, I'm glad the ribbon looks good and not trying to cover up something, lol.

  6. That is such a great Upcycle. A good way to hide the fog and make it even pretttier than it was before.

    1. Thank you Mary, it was fun to figure out how to cover it!!

  7. Beautiful transformation! I would love to find one of these at my local thrift stores.

    1. Thank you Sandra, I hope you do, and if you do I hope you share it with us!!

  8. That came out adorable. So smart with the ribbon ;)
    Sorry about that green cutie you lost out on in the last post.
    I take the tag off too!! Maybe I'll start running directly to the register with it from now on. Darn.

    1. From what I gathered, your best bet is to take the ticket off and pay for it right away!! Hard lesson but lesson learned none the less. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  9. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop

  10. I love this project! You saved a beautiful cake plate and made it over beautifully. I cohost Vintage Charm link party and I would love for you to hop over to and share this post or any other similar post. Sharon

    1. Sharon, thank you so much! I would be happy to join!!

  11. Turned out great!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  12. Thank you for accepting my invitation to Vintage Charm. Hope you will join us again this

  13. What a wonderful makeover Cheryl! Love the added bling and clever idea to use the ribbon to cover up the tape. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  14. So pretty! Love the bling. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  15. That's super creative of you. I really like the ribbon and the crystal. I'm a bit of a magpie really.

    Sally @ Life Loving

  16. Hi Pretty Lady! This looks fantastic! Your post has been Pinned,Tweeted and shared on Facebook! I'll be featuring it this week on the Friday Favorites Link Party at Come by the party to see your feature and share what you have been working on this week! The doors open at 7PM every Thursday. Hugs - Christine at Must Love Home

    1. Thank you so much Christine, I appreciate it! Have a wonderful week!!

  17. What a spectacular transformation! I love the cake dish! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday. Hope to see you again at this week's party.

  18. Oh Cheryl, I love what you did to this thrift store cake stand!!!! It makes me want to run out and find one so that I can incorporate it into my holiday decorating this year :) Thank you so much for sharing it over at the Bewitchin' Projects Block Party; you will be one of my featured picks tomorrow over at Recreated Designs. Hugs, Lisa

  19. Love it! Thanks so much for sharing this as well as linking up with The Alder Collective. Hope you'll join us again this week!

  20. That shipping tape they used eats through the plastic, which leaves a smeared foggy mess on the plastic cake stand. No matter what you use, ...

    1. Found that out the hard way! Thanks for stopping by!!


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