Goodwill finds= fabulous Cheese plate pedestal !

Went to drop some used clothes off to Goodwill…leaving just a few minutes extra of course to take a look inside to see what treasures I may find….
Came home with these….plate was .50 and the brass pedestal was $2.29. Out of my pocket $2.79 (I told you I am reallllly good at math–so don’t be jealous and all…yes, I did use a calculator, please stop laughing… ;)

So I got out my pliers and I took off the candle prick thingy (no clue what that is called). Most of the time these are screwed into the top of the pedestal and you can just unscrew them. If not, try snapping it off with some pliers.
Got out some grey primer and black satin spray paint.
I sprayed the pedestal with the primer and let it dry….doesn’t it already look better??? What was the fascination with brass in the late 80’s….what was it I ask????
I took the plate and washed it. Got out a dry eraser–black marker. Yes—it will erase off of the plate. And you can reuse it and reuse it. Perfect for telling guest what kind of cheese is on the plate right?!?!
If you can’t find a plain white plate at a thrift store—you can usually find one at Target or Walmart.
When the primer dried I put a coat of the Black Satin spray paint on. Let dry…then another coat.
After the paint dried I placed a few dabs of Liquid nails on the pedestal.
Ready for a party!!!
I put the plate on top and let it dry. Do you love it??? I do too!!! I will be using this at my Thanksgiving table this year!! Go out and find yourself a old, tossed out pedestal and plate and make one too!!!
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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.
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36 thoughts on “Goodwill finds= fabulous Cheese plate pedestal !

  1. Courtenay@Signal Hill Interiors

    Such a great idea to use the dry erase marker! Actually this would be good on any kind of white platter. Consider this idea copied!

  2. Allison

    SUPER cute! That candle holder had a great shape on the bottom. And I had NO idea that you could use dry erase markers on a plate. Clever, clever!
    I have been wanting to make some of these stands but just haven't found a good plate that I may want to use.

  3. this blessed nest

    love it!!!

    smart girl.

    funny, i have a post coming up with a slight focus of cheese, fruit & breads coming up. lately, that's all my husband & i want to have during "down time" is a cheese & fruit platter.

    you better link this up to some link parties…this is a great idea!

    have a super day.


    No really, how the heck did you look at these two items and say, Cheese Plate? I am so freakin jealous. I have no vision, thanks for having this blog to inspire the uninspired!

  5. Kat - cardinalhouse

    I love could work for treats too. Here's my only "cool, but…" moment: make sure the food [cheese or otherwise] doesn't come in contact with the writing though.
    Very nift idea!

  6. banclothing

    I think this looks awesome. The satin black was perfect for the base. I love good thrift store finds.

  7. Centsational Girl

    Oh, we eat our share of stinky cheeses around here, so this is a wonderful idea! Thanks for inviting me over, keep up the excellent work!

  8. Toocutedobs

    That is just too clever! Love it and can use it since we just joined a wine tasting club. Score one for my idea book—THANKS!

  9. Toocutedobs

    So I went back and looked at some more things on your blog. You are definitely worth Following–maybe even stalking–too darn clever. It was the wine bottle border that sealed the deal–I have a box full in the garage and had been wondering what to do with these.

  10. Infarrantly Creative

    Luuuuv Goodwill. thanks for sharing this with me. I love how you wrote on the plate. Very clever

  11. April

    Oh my goodness! You are too clever! I never would have looked at those two and said "hmm, that would make a great cheese plate!" but it works! It looks like you got it from pottery barn or something….really great job!

  12. Alison

    WOW, this is genius!! I absolutely LOVE that 1) you found these at Good Will 2) you used a dry erase marker to re-use this. This is a brilliant party idea! I am amazed! Thanks for linking up at my Thanksgiving feast! Enjoy your weekend!


  13. Pam

    Love it…..I made a cake plate using a large coffee cup turned upside down and a matching plate. They look really nice.

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