I’m always looking for different ways to repurpose things, and when I need something for a practical purpose I love to make it fun as well. So I thought it would be fun to repurpose a silver cake server from my stash into a curtain tie back.
A few weeks ago I shared this vintage pink beaded curtain that I thrifted for $3.
It looks absolutely perfect in my craft room. The only problem is that the light coming in through the windows is tinted pink, which is fine most of the time but not so good for taking pictures for blog posts.
Enter Plan A.
This $1 vintage silver plated cake server on a pink hued, but supposed to be white, background.
It was a perfect choice because it already had holes in its handle end.
Ooops! Bending it didn’t work.
Now it’s a broken vintage silver cake server on a pink hued, but supposed to be white, background.
Oh well, it’ll be saved and used for something else some day.
Enter Plan B’s $1 vintage silver plated cake server on a pink hued, but supposed to be white, background.
Ah, that’s what the white background is supposed to look like.
I drilled two holes into the end of the cake server, using a 1/16″ metal drill bit.
I chose this one for its lovely rose pattern.
I found the two smallest screws that I could find and screwed them into the window molding at the height I wanted.
I don’t have a pic of bending the cake server, but this one bent very nicely.
I love the simplicity of the pretty floral cut out so I’m leaving it as is.
Sometimes there’s no need for bling.
What? Did I just say that. lol.
Now when I’m taking pics I’ll just pull the beaded curtain around the tie back.
I added a lovely green sheer scarf to the top of the window to finish it off, and that’s it.
This is a quick and easy project. I might just do this with all my curtains.
Thanks so much for reading!