Monday, February 22, 2010

Cake Diet

Want to go on a cake diet?  Turn your cake pan into a message center!
Actually I picked this oversized cake pan up at the thrift store.  I lightly sanded the inside bottom, used primer and 2 coats of chalkboard paint.  As we have established, I am cheap, that is why I use the brush on chalkboard paint--it costs so much less than the spray paint.  I added  a ribbon around the edge and as a hanger.  What I love is that it is both a chalkboard and a magnet board.
Another view:
By the way, I having been forgetting my 100 ideas under $100 countdown.  The PB BB was idea #14 and the burlap pillow was #15 so this idea #16--84 to go!
Don't forget about Thursday's linky party!
Find more ideas here:
Between Naps on The Porch
It's So Very Cheri
The Girl Creative
DIY Day at ASPTL

28 comments:

  1. Very cute! I should do this with my brownie pan... my weakness.

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  2. Very cute idea! How clever. That would be so fun to do with a vintage cake pan.

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  3. Love it, but how do I incorporate a biscuit tin, an icecream container and a large chocolate bar, all my weaknesses??Lol
    Sue

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  4. Love it! Now I'm wishing I had my grandma's cake pan!
    Julie

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  5. That turned out dang cute! Junk Mamma Kim

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  6. What a delightful and low-cal idea!!! I love how the edge of the cake pan lends itself to holding the chalk. :) Brilliant work my dear. Might have to steal this idea. :)

    Cheers~
    e

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  7. What a fun message board! I do love cake...maybe too much?! LOL!! The ribbon is beautiful going around the cake pan.
    Blessings,
    Stacey

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  8. I heart the ribbon! what a fantastic idea :)

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

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  9. I love it! So creative! Thanks for linking up. :)

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  10. I love all chalkboards. This is especially cute. I love it. Thanks for stopping by Second Street. I see you have a link party. I will be linking on thursday.

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  11. As cute as can be, the ribbon makes it look so finished and nice.

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  12. Cute, clever and inexpensive ~ what could be better?

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  13. I sorta didn't get past your first sentence 'cuz all I could think was, "Um...yeah!"

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  14. Love love love this! I can't wait to make one.

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  15. This is so cute. I just stumbled upon your blog... so glad I did.

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  16. I would have never thought of that! That is so creative plus you repurposed the cake pan. I am always amazed when people can make burlap look so elegant. I will have to figure out something to so with that material. Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and for leaving a comment.

    mymommymakesit
    making toys from recycled items to save my sanity and the planet

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  17. That's what I should be doing with all my cake pans!:)

    I love it, what a cute idea!

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  18. I've seen tons of chalkboard crafts, but I might actually make this one! Good job!

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  19. Adorable! What a cute idea - especially since there are SO many cake pans at the thrift stores!

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  20. Cute Project! FYI...I featured your burlap pillow on my Frugalicious Friday Favorites today! Thanks for sharing and linkin' up to FF!

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  21. I love this :) Its so cute, cheap and easy to make...my kind of project :)

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  22. Great idea. It looks great and gets you organized. My kind of idea.

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  23. OH. MY! I must copy.... immediately. Wow - what an incredible idea. If I get around to it - I'll send you a pic of my version. Thanks for the creative inspiration!
    Jen @ Noting Grace

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  24. That is just the cuties thing! You need to open an etsy shop and sell them. Cute, cute, cute.

    I hope you'll swing by AtticMag and tour my home; Alabama Stone Cottage Tour.
    Allison

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!