Another MacKenzie Childs Inspiration Piece!

Yes, I painted another MacKenzie Childs inspiration piece today. When we were in Kansas last week, we also went to some antique and thrift stores...how could I not? Anyway I found an aluminum cake cover with a glass tray for only $3. I couldn't pass it up and knew that I could do something fun with it. Asked many times how I paint this way, I free hand everything and make it up as I go along. If I am painting something inspired by the MacKenzie Childs designs, I open their catalogs before hand to get inspiration...then just start painting. It just flows out of me, a true God given talent since I am self taught. The varnish is not even completely dry on this piece yet, but here it is.
My newly painted cake cover with my hand painted teapot and a TJ Maxx plate.
The varnish is not even dry before posting this picture!
Cake Cover with Glass Platter that came with it.

UPDATE: This cake cover was sold on ebay.

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  1. That is beautiful, Terry! Do you do all the black and white checks freehand? You've inspired me to maybe {just maybe} try painting a little old round side table I have. Nothing fancy, but definitely with some black and white!

  2. Fantastic job~ Your cake cover is so charming and you did a great job on the painting!! Love the nest in your little urn on the counter too!

  3. Terry, you have done a beautiful job!! I'd say that is a God given talent for sure!! Blessings ~ Tanna

  4. Absolutely beautiful! I used to paint a lot...I believe you've inspired me to give it a try again. You have such talent!

  5. Love your talent and creativity! Your kitchen is darling!

  6. Terry, I like yours better than any of the MacKenzie-Childs cake carrier patterns. I wish you worked for them in product development!!! :D

  7. Love it. It goes so well in your kitchen too.

  8. Terry you are one TALENTED lady!! I love it! Martina

  9. Over from WUW and you did wow me.. amazing. You really have a lot of talent.. It looks great. wish I could do that. Your newest follower.

  10. wow that looks amazing it must take you ages to paint theres so much detail. but wow what a difference ;-) dee x

  11. Love it. I'm a huge MC fan, but rarely opt to pay those prices. Love your transformation!

  12. Lord have mercy. That is the cutest thing ever! You are absolutely uber talented. Not to mention I am still drooling over your red checked backsplash!!Lori L

  13. Very cute...great recycling project and so versatile, too!

  14. Terry, This is the cutest cake cover ever! My DIL loves Mackenzie Childs and she would flip over this. Thank you so much for sharing this at my party.

  15. How talented you are!!
    Oh my goodness!
    I am amazed! Self-taught! It IS a gift from GOD!
    And your kitchen is beautiful, too!!
    Love me some red! And checks! YUM!
    I am gonna go vote for your watermelon propane tank!
    *giggles* that is so cute!

  16. You definitely have been blessed with a beautiful talent! When I saw the cake cover in its original state, I was flooded with memories! My grandmother used to have that exact cake cover set! The bottom plate was made from the same material as the cover. It had little tabs that pushed in over the rolled bottom edge of the cover that held it together tightly. Ooooh the yummy goodies we would find in there every Sunday when we visited! Your remake of the cover is just beautiful. Thanks for reviving the wonderful memories for me today. Have a great weekend!

  17. Terri,
    You did a fantastic job on this piece!! Stunning!!


  18. Love your inspiration pieces. Your kitchen is beautiful and I love the way you have decorated your home. I am your newest follower...please come by and visit with me and would love if you are entertained enough to follow me as well. Looking forward to getting to know you.

  19. That is beautiful! I'm a MC fan and have been for years. I used to go into a local store that carried their things and just swoon. I think you really captured the whimsy of their designs and put your own stamp on it. Well done!

  20. Your MC inspired cake cover is just adorable! What a great whimsical transformation, Terry.
    ~ Sue

  21. Oh I adore your cake cover~ swoon!

    I am currently hosting an auction of vintage and antique linen treasures. Stop by and take a peek.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  22. I think I just lost my comment, but wanted to say thanks for linking up your fabulous creations!

  23. Oh that is darling! You're so talented! I'd love to have you link this up to my VIP party today =) http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/03/vip-party-8.html

  24. Just stopping back by to say thanks so much for sharing this at FNF! Love this whimsical piece! :)

  25. You are so talented! This is amazing! I love Mac Childs!

  26. You are very talented and did a beautiful job.
    I love your kitchen!

  27. Thanks so much for linking up! Hope to see you again next Friday =)

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  29. You did a fantastic job on the cake cover! I also love to paint in MC style. You are very talented!


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