Cupcake Tower, Repurposed Style

This is another PPC (personal pinterest challenge) for me, and I finished it months ago, but life is always so crazy I am just now getting to posting it.

MyLove2Create, Cupcake Tower, Repurposed Style
Aaaaand... I haven't had an excuse to make cupcakes either, but my oldest son turned 13 today and I made these for his scout troop.  I was so happy I remembered to take pictures before they got eaten!
MyLove2Create, Cupcake Tower, Repurposed Style
Yum!!

Anyway, I am sure you are wondering where I pinned this project from.  The cute girls at Shanty2Chic always have the cutest projects and I followed the tutorial for their DIY Shanty Cupcake Tower, Here.

Mine is a little different though, I made it completely out of repurposed wood.
MyLove2Create, Cupcake Tower, Repurposed Style
I started buy using old sunroom wood, (also used Here and Here) cut the pieces according to the tutorial measurements.  Then attached them with pocket holes.  To cut the wood into circles, I used the old fashioned method of finding different sized bowls, traced them on the wood, and cut each one with a jigsaw, then sanded the edges smooth. (phew!)
MyLove2Create, Cupcake Tower, Repurposed Style
I still had some parts to an old crib I had gotten off the side of the road (also used Here).  I cut them up and tried a dry fit in the picture on the top right.  Then I glued and nailed all the pieces together.
MyLove2Create, Cupcake Tower, Repurposed Style
I decided to stain it first in dark walnut.  And I actually liked the result, but the cut edges were a little too dark.  So I spray painted in a cute blue color I had.
MyLove2Create, Cupcake Tower, Repurposed Style
I love how the dark came through when I distressed.
MyLove2Create, Cupcake Tower, Repurposed Style
I sealed it with three coats of poly and sanded between coats.  It is ready for cupcakes!
MyLove2Create, Cupcake Tower, Repurposed Style
I have twenty four cupcakes on it in the picture, but it could totally hold more.
MyLove2Create, Cupcake Tower, Repurposed Style
Perfect for any party!
MyLove2Create, Cupcake Tower, Repurposed Style
I love it when I get my act together and actually do something I have pinned!!  Have you accomplished any projects you have pinned lately?

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Hugs!
Mindi

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24 comments

  1. That is the cutest cupcake stand!!! I love the worn look to it!!
    Selene @ Restoration Beauty

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  2. Mindi, you are so creative! This cupcake stand turned out lovely! I really like the rustic look and color used. :)

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  3. you did so well on this projects...and out of free wood is the best kind of project. Looks ready for plenty more parties

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  4. You go girl! This is perfect for any party! I love that you re-purposed the wood and the crib pieces :) lovely color too.

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  5. LOVE this project Mindi! I hate cutting circles, you did a great job!
    pinning!
    gail

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  6. I love this I always say I need to make a stand but never get around to it!

    Stopping by from Pin Me, I'm your newest follower.

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  7. It's true, it's perfect for any party! Very nice
    Hugs Cristina

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  8. Lovely! I adore the weathered look too!
    (new follower here)
    Morgaine from Madcap Frenzy
    P.S. I would also like to invite you to join my June Totally Tuesday Link Party:
    http://www.madcapfrenzy.blogspot.com/2013/06/june-totally-tuesday-link-party.html
    Hugs!

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  9. Hey friend!! Is this ever so cool!!! I have a cupcake tower that is smaller and can't hold that many cupcakes...your is the perfect size and looks so sturdy and I LOVE the color and distressing!!! Wonderful job and a very Happy Birthday to your son!!! I hope that you all had a fantastic celebration!!

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  10. I-LOVE-THIS!! Pinterest is the best, especially when you get inspiration to make fabulous things like this! Amazing job.

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  11. This turned out great! I love that you used repurposed wood. Thanks for stopping by and linking up to Fluster Buster's Creative Muster Party! Looking forward to seeing what you're going to link up next week.

    Robin @ Fluster Buster

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  12. So cute...love this idea! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share this post with us. http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/07/centerpiece-wednesday-and-happy-4th-of.html
    Karin

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  13. I have been wanting a cupcake stand ever since I have hosted several baby showers over the past few years. This is so cute! Love it Mindi. Thanks for sharing & linking up @ DearCreatives.com & Happy 4th!

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  14. Lovely cup cake stand. Thank you so much for linking up to my linky party. Hope to see more from you next time.

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  15. I love this Mindi! So much cuter than my plastic one! haha I will have to work on one of these!

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  16. Love this!

    I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/. I would be honored if you join us! Have a wonderful week!

    Hugs, Cathy

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  17. What a lovely post:) I like your blog.

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    Have a great week dear

    LOVE Maria from inredningsvis.se
    (sweden)

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  19. THat is the prettiest cupcake stand I've ever seen in my whole life! Sounds like sarcasm, but I'm totally serious!!! :D
    PS - I'm you're newest follower! I'd love if you'd check out my space in the blog world too! Have a great day!

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