Kathy and Karen from The Salvaged Boutique are joining us today to share their very first blog post featuring Country Chic Paint. They created this adorable cupcake stand using Sweet Dreams!

Hi Everyone! I’m Kathy from The Salvaged Boutique. My sister, Karen, and I are excited to bring you projects inspired by the beautiful colors and versatility of Country Chic Paint. We are honored to be part of the 2015 Blogger Squad and we hope it shows this year!

While “thrifting” one day with our Mamita (Mom) I spotted this vintage two-tiered stand and immediately thought CUPCAKES.

Sweet Dreams Cupcake Stand #DIY #crafting #cupcakestand #prettypeach #sweetdreams - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog
Karen and I often get images in our mind of how we want to resurrect a vintage item. Some of the images that popped into my head: party, paper flowers, white frosted cupcakes, pink or peach, ultra-feminine, party, celebration, baby shower or wedding.

Sweet Dreams Cupcake Stand #DIY #crafting #cupcakestand #prettypeach #sweetdreams - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog
When I first looked at the Country Chic Paint color card I became smitten with “Sweet Dreams”. It’s such a strong beautiful feminine peach color. So this color was perfect for my small project.

In a few easy steps. I was able to disassemble the stand, separating the metal trays from the wood base.

Sweet Dreams Cupcake Stand #DIY #crafting #cupcakestand #prettypeach #sweetdreams - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog
I used a foam brush to apply 3 coats of Sweet Dreams onto the wooden tripod stand and gold spray paint to freshen up the metal trays.

Sweet Dreams Cupcake Stand #DIY #crafting #cupcakestand #prettypeach #sweetdreams - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog
I lightly sanded parts of the wooden base and tripod; applied clear wax and buffed.

Sweet Dreams Cupcake Stand #DIY #crafting #cupcakestand #prettypeach #sweetdreams - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog
Once I finished, I reassembled the tray and found the difference to be pretty dramatic.

Sweet Dreams Cupcake Stand #DIY #crafting #cupcakestand #prettypeach #sweetdreams - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog
Don’t underestimate the results of a simple project using Country Chic Paint.

Sweet Dreams Cupcake Stand #DIY #crafting #cupcakestand #prettypeach #sweetdreams - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog
Is it party time yet?

Sweet Dreams Cupcake Stand #DIY #crafting #cupcakestand #prettypeach #sweetdreams - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog


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Kathy and Karen {The Salvaged Boutique}

We are Kathy and Karen, sisters who are passionate about vintage goods, interior design, home décor, thrifting, picking, upcycling and refurbishing. We love to make old things new again. We have dreamed for years about opening our own studio and storefront, and we are starting to see that dream come true! Follow our creative journey of resurrecting items and building a business from scratch.

Make sure to follow Kathy and Karen’s blog The Salvaged Boutique. You can also find them on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram!