504 Main by Holly Lefevre: Guest Post! Redberry Barn is Here!
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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Guest Post! Redberry Barn is Here!

You know when you meet those people that you instantly love...Jenn from redberry barn is one of them. She is so darn sweet and talented! I am so happy to have her here today sharing a CUTE project!

I am just thrilled to be here on 504Main with you!
Holly is so nice to let me guest blog for her with this simple
project.  I had the pleasure of meeting Holly at CHA this past January.
I was instantly impressed with Holly's talents and sweetness!
I started by blog about a year and a half ago to be a type
of journal of my creations and what inspires me.
It has been my therapy ever since!
I made a Chalkboard Cake/Cupcake stand to share with you today.
I am actually debating on just having it in Kate's room and display it
on her vanity to make it into a showcase of vintage finds on top.
 This is a wooden plate that I bought at Hobby Lobby in their unfinished wood section.
 Yes, you read this right...Pink Chalkboard Paint by DecoArt.
I am in LOVE!! 
I have so many projects in line using this baby!
I painted the edge and a little into the middle section with this paint.
On the bottom of the plate, I painted it Bahama Blue {DecoArt}
 I then cut out a circle to fit in the middle of the plate using the new paper from
Crate Paper, the Emma's Shoppe Collection.
I used the DecoArt Decoupage to adhere the paper in the middle
and to also add a shine to the top. 
 I couldn't resist adding this little girl jumping rope {crate paper} and I also used
some of Pink Paislee's paper that I cut out.  I decoupaged over this
to help with wear and hopefully not tear of this project!
 I painted 2 coats of chalkboard paint and then
you are supposed to condition the paint by rubbing
chalk on it and then wiping it off with a wet cloth.
 I found this silver candlestick at Goodwill and
I just knew it had the potential of a cake stand!
 Around the candlestick, I decided to tie a cute little bow.  My favorite ribbon is
from Hobby Lobby {in their ribbon by the yard section} and it has a little bit of
an iridescent sheen to it. I cut a little strip of paper to go around the middle and
then added a tiny embellishment. 
I used hot glue to attach the plate to the candlestick.

I did a little tutorial of how I made a bow like this HERE.
 You can write whatever you want, the beauty of
chalkboard paint!
 I hope that you enjoyed this little project today and
 that in some way you were inspired.
Thanks again to Holly for letting me be here!
You're a Doll!
Thank you Jenn for sharing this adorable project with us!



  1. That cake stand is such a cute idea! I love that you can reuse it for any occasion!

  2. I need to go find some of that chalkboard paint! What a fun cupcake stand!

  3. Oh my gosh, how cute. Love that there is pink chalk board paint.
    I went to her blog and signed up to follow. What cte ideas she has.

  4. Sooo cute! I would love that for my room =)

  5. What a beautiful cake stand! Love the image of the little girl skipping! It is adorable!


  6. This is just terribly cute!

  7. totally love this project and jenn from redberry barn... what a talent and a sweetheart too ( -:

  8. Oh, I have a friend that needs one of these! I love the saying! And it's especially funny since they've told us that we can't let the kids have cupcakes (or anything yummy) where I teach! She'll love it!

  9. Usefull ideas, it would be a perfect way to place cakes and other dessert in that tray. Love it! :D


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