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Isn’t she puurdy?!

I’m SO excited to share my latest trash to treasure DIY cake stand with you guys. I found this old chandy at goodwill on 50% off Saturday for $4.99. I didn’t need another chandelier… but I couldn’t pass it up!  Seriously how could you for five bucks?! Well it sat in my garage for about 6 months… until TWO days before my daughters first birthday party (post coming soon) when an idea sparked.

I remembered seeing this one and as I was trying to come up with an awesome centerpiece I had one of those AH-HA moments. I love those moments…don’t you?! Where all the sudden you’re like “why didn’t I think of this sooner?!” The parties theme was ‘Pretty in Pink’ and I knew the chandelier would go along PERFECT!! I looked through my “stash” and this is what I came up with…

This is how the chandelier looked before…yikes!!

{ DIY Cake Stand }

The first thing I did was snip off all the wires with wire cutters and unscrewed the top. Next I super glued these wooden circles (found at Michael’s) onto the legs. Then I glued a curvy plate to the top (found at crate and barrel for $1.99).

Once the glue was set I took it outside and gave it a good coat of primer. Then I spray painted it with a dusty light pink. Once it was all dry I thought it needed just ONE last touch. :) I found some pearl trim in my stash (found at HL for $1.99) and glued it around the edge of the wooden circles. L-O-V-E! It was ready for the party!!

Can you believe the difference?! This may be my favorite before and after yet! I absolutely LOVE how it turned out!! And it looked even better with that gorgeous cake (by Sugar Dreams) on top!!
diy-cake-stand.jpgThis chandelier cake stand added the PERFECT touch to the dessert table (can’t wait to show you the rest)! I’m already thinking of what color to spray paint it next… ;)

So what do you think?!

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Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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138 Responses to “{DIY} Chandelier Cake Stand”

  1. Yajayra Gonzalez

    GIRL!! You are so talented! I woul have never thought this in a million years. lol!! I am inspired and think I will be heading to my local thrift store(s) to look for one. This adds a perfect touch to any party. I am truly amazed! Great Job.

  2. Stephan Hilson

    The cake stand seems a great idea for old chandelier. The color pink is really suited to blend and complement the pink cake and pink frost cupcake. The pearl looked also nice too. I love how you turned a piece of old item into a new item. Thanks for sharing the before and after photograph.

  3. poppyinpink

    I think you have an eye for hidden beauty. This is a seriously remarkable transformation! What a lovely Birthday suprise and one not likely to be forgotten. It’s just so delectable (and in my favourite colour too)!

  4. Synthia

    This is awesome! Now where do I find one to refurbish for $5 too? Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Monica

    wow that’s so interesting
    the cake is beautiful and so creative things
    thanks for share the idea.

  6. Shelly

    Wow, you came up with a Masterpiece!! Out of all the reasons I imagine a chandelier could be used for -this tops it! :)

  7. Sue Wagner

    OMG, i LOVE IT!! I actually have a chandy almost identical in my basement. My daughter is a pastry chef, so I know she would get alot of use out of it. Thanks alot for sharing this amazing before and after!! Sue

  8. Terri

    This is ADORABLE and makes such an awesome table scape. Seriously, how many of these ugly light fixtures (besides the one in my dining room, right now…said with embarrasment) do you see at the Goodwill and Restore. Great job!

  9. Kathy

    This chandelier cake stand is the bomb! I am totally impressed – first with even the idea to do something like this with something like that:) and secondly – how absolutely beautiful it turned out! I absolutely LOVE it!!! What a great job!

  10. Cheri

    Your DYI dessert server is ABsolUTely FANTASTIC!!!
    What a thrill on those ah-ahhh moments…
    Thanks so much for sharing with us, you perked me up!
    Happy and Safe Holidays to you

  11. Karen

    This is the cutest idea! So original. I bet your daughter loved it. Visiting from Roadside Rescue.

    I have a link party every Friday-Sunday, I would love if you would stop by and link this up, I think so many people would love to see this idea!

  12. Jenn

    What a creative idea!! It looks beautfiul! I wonder how many colors it will be spray painted in the end? lol Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark. I’ll be featuring this on my Sunday Sparks. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!
    Jenn ;)

  13. Lupe

    Oh my gosh! This is absolutely a wonderful and beautiful idea….I have one of these sitting out in my garage as we speak. I’ve ben wondering what to do with it…. thanks for the wonderful idea.

  14. Melissa Wallace

    Girl, this is pure genious ! I have an old brass chandelier almost identical to this one that has been in storage for years. Guess what I’m gonna do with it ? You got it ! I have a few of my own twists that I want to add, but
    love your inspriration !

    • JM

      Would love to hear what you changed. I have one in my garage but I have boys so this all pink one will not work well.

  15. Helen

    Jamielyn, Oh does that chandy look familiar. Just like one we had in our formal diniing room and sold at a church yard sale for very little. Your cake stand looks great and I’m so glad that Tami directed me to your blog. You have me as a new follower. Hope you visit my blog, too. Thanks for the fun visit. Helen

  16. Toni Romero

    This is so inspirational and dare I say it, TOTALLY AWESOME!!!! What a fantastic job. Simply said, I love it.

  17. lizlacy

    I can’t wait to see how it would work for us. My daughter’s 13th birthday is coming up, Hmmmm.

  18. Melissa

    OMG! I am DOING this! I’ve had a chandelier just like this WAITING for something! THIS IS SO PERFECT!

  19. Linda Harrison

    I love this idea……….always liiking for great ideas. You are creative and I hope you will continue to post your ideas.

  20. Yolanda Townsend

    I ABSOLUTELY ADORE THIS CUPCAKE STAND! I normally don’t comment on blogs but this is absolutely gorgeous and creative!!!!

  21. Vania

    OMG. This is absolutely GORGEOUS and oh so creative. I must try it. P.S. I love that you found it at Goodwill! Such a great idea. Congratulations on being featured on Kara’s Party Ideas also!

  22. michelle

    Aww, this is so sweet! Thank you for this fabulous idea! Now all those lonely chandeliers at the thrift stores will be bought up and given a new glammy job! Love it! Michelle

    • Jamielyn

      Ah thanks Michelle! This has definitely been one of my favorite projects. You’ll have to let me know if you find one to glam up! ;)

  23. Susan

    thesis the most awesome DIY centerpiece I’ve ever seen! My daughter’s birthday is coming up – I’m headed to Goodwill now! :-) Thanks for sharing this.

  24. Lisa

    I just recently stumbled upon your site. I just love your cakestand!!! It’s so creative. I’m on the hunt for an old chandelier! Thanks.

  25. Jeanette

    I was wondering how you were going to accomplish this one???? Great idea! I am having a Tiered Display link party at my website Homa Style starting Wednesday, August 29, at 8 am {Arizona time}. I would love to see your creation at the party. Here’s the link to the party

  26. TheGirls@WhimsicallyHomemade

    Hey there! Just wanted to let you know we featuring you in our Favorite Find Fridays post tomorrow over at Whimsically Homemade. We’re using one of your pictures and are linking back to you. If that’s a problem let us know and we’ll remove it immediately. Thanks for your great inspiration!

  27. Ali

    um – this is absolutely amazing!!! im googling 1st Birthday Party ideas for soon to be 1 year old (12/23/12) baby Nora. Totally doing a PINK theme since I have 2 boys before her :)

  28. MJ

    I showed this to my daughter this morning and then we went to Goodwill. Guess what!? 50% off Chandelier for $4.99!! It’s gorgeous as is, but will be painting it to match her wedding colors. Thank you so much for the inspiration and instructions!!

  29. Jessica

    I’m so doing this for my Kate’s first birthday in two weeks!! I’ve found one that looks almost identical to yours but I need help! How did you cut off the the ball this at the bottom so that it will stand up strait??

  30. Diana Orzuna

    I love this <3 I bought everything already to make it just one question though: what did you use for the hanging things that are hanging off the plate?

  31. Leslie

    Hi! I have my own chandelier that I’m working on so I was searching the internet for some answers… I love your take!! One question- how did you get it to sit level? Did you take the bottom “bulb” off all together? Thanks!! :)