{DIY} Chandelier Cake Stand

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chandelier

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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**UPDATE: To vie the whole party go HERE.**

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Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. MARIAN posted on November 28, 2011 at 4:39 am (#
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    Me encanta!Que idea.Bsos.

  2. *~*Jilly*~* posted on November 28, 2011 at 5:14 am (#
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    That is adorable I love it!! You are so clever!!
    *~*Jilly*~*

  3. Tanya Phillips posted on November 28, 2011 at 7:03 am (#
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    this is awesome! what a really clever idea!

  4. Beth @ NashvillePug posted on November 28, 2011 at 7:09 am (#
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    Oh my! This is absolutely amazing!! How creative! I pinned this immediately!

  5. Jennie Larsen posted on November 28, 2011 at 7:15 am (#
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    Beautiful! I love love love yours and the pearl detail around the wood plaques. So girly and pretty. Great Job. winks, jen

  6. evie @ brown paper packages posted on November 28, 2011 at 8:04 am (#
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    Now I”M having one of those “why didn’t I think of that?” moments! Way too cute!!! Love it!

    evie

  7. sharon posted on November 28, 2011 at 8:13 am (#
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    OK! That is genius and gorgeous! Way to go girl :)

  8. Heather M posted on November 28, 2011 at 8:41 am (#
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    Gorgeous! What a fabulous idea!!

  9. Bethany posted on November 28, 2011 at 8:53 am (#
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    I love it! What a beautiful touch to the party! Can’t wait to see the rest of the pictures :)

    <3 Bethany

    http://www.happyhomemaker.me

    http://www.letterstoourlittleone.blogspot.com

  10. Amanda @ House Revivals posted on November 28, 2011 at 9:03 am (#
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    I love this idea! How perfect!

    • Jamielyn posted on November 30, 2011 at 11:08 pm (#
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      Thanks Amanda! It turned out to be the perfect cake stand.

  11. Andrea posted on November 28, 2011 at 9:20 am (#
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    What a great idea!! good job it’s perfect! Can’t wait to see the rest of your girl’s party!

  12. Alissa @ CraftyEndeavor posted on November 28, 2011 at 9:36 am (#
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    I love this so much!!!

    • Jamielyn posted on November 30, 2011 at 11:07 pm (#
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      Thanks Alissa! You’re so sweet! xo

  13. Michelle posted on November 28, 2011 at 9:44 am (#
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    Crazy amazing!!

    • Jamielyn posted on November 30, 2011 at 11:07 pm (#
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      Thanks Michelle! It was so fun to make!

  14. kara posted on November 28, 2011 at 10:35 am (#
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    Gorgeous! WHat a great idea!

  15. Yajayra Gonzalez posted on November 28, 2011 at 10:43 am (#
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    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.

    • Jamielyn posted on November 30, 2011 at 11:06 pm (#
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      Ah thanks girl! You just made my day! You’ll have to let me know if you find one- I want to see how it turns out! :)

  16. Amanda posted on November 28, 2011 at 11:02 am (#
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    This is a great idea!! It turned out so cute!!

    • Jamielyn posted on November 30, 2011 at 11:05 pm (#
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      Thanks Amanda!! xo

  17. Katie posted on November 28, 2011 at 2:27 pm (#
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    This is SOOOOOOO cute!!! Absolutely love the transformation! Very clever!

    • Jamielyn posted on November 30, 2011 at 11:04 pm (#
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      Ah, thanks Katie!! You’re so sweet!

  18. meredith posted on November 28, 2011 at 6:36 pm (#
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    awesome and beautiful and soo very girly! love it!

    • Jamielyn posted on November 30, 2011 at 11:04 pm (#
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      Thanks Meredith! Was definitely going for girly! Loved all the pinks! Thanks for commenting! xo

  19. Amanda posted on November 28, 2011 at 7:19 pm (#
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    Turned out gorgeous!

    • Jamielyn posted on November 30, 2011 at 11:03 pm (#
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      Thanks Amanda! xo

  20. Jenna posted on November 28, 2011 at 7:58 pm (#
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    That is gorgeous! Love the pink, so pretty!

    • Jamielyn posted on November 30, 2011 at 11:03 pm (#
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      Thanks Jenna- I Love pink too! Makes everything so pretty! :)

  21. Joan Forrester posted on November 28, 2011 at 9:10 pm (#
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    What a GREAT idea…Wish I were that creative!!!!!!

    • Jamielyn posted on November 30, 2011 at 11:02 pm (#
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      Thanks Joan! :) xo

  22. Stephan Hilson posted on November 28, 2011 at 10:46 pm (#
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    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.

    • Jamielyn posted on November 30, 2011 at 11:00 pm (#
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      Thanks Stephan, I appreciate your kind words. I love a good before and after! :)

  23. poppyinpink posted on November 29, 2011 at 1:54 am (#
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    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)!

    • Jamielyn posted on November 30, 2011 at 10:58 pm (#
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      Thanks so much!! I really appreciate your sweet comment. xo

  24. Selena Malone posted on November 29, 2011 at 8:40 am (#
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    Wow! It’s perfect! I love it, thanks for sharing. Now I’ll be on the look out for chandeliers at the second hand store.

    • Jamielyn posted on November 30, 2011 at 10:54 pm (#
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      Thanks Selena! Definitely keep your eyes open! xo

  25. Synthia posted on November 29, 2011 at 10:30 am (#
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    This is awesome! Now where do I find one to refurbish for $5 too? Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Jamielyn posted on November 30, 2011 at 10:46 pm (#
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      Thanks Synthia! Check your local goodwill or garage sales… I see them all the time in AZ. Good luck! xo

  26. doreen posted on November 29, 2011 at 11:52 am (#
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    OMG! This is so adorable.
    I see chandeliers all the time at thrift stores, and keep passing on them—until now!

    • Jamielyn posted on November 30, 2011 at 10:42 pm (#
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      Thanks Doreen! Definitely don’t pass them up–so many fun things you can do with old chandeliers!! :)

  27. laxsupermom posted on November 29, 2011 at 5:31 pm (#
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    What a terrific upcycle! Love this makeover! Such a creative use of the ubiquitous brass chandy. Thanks for sharing.

    • Jamielyn posted on November 30, 2011 at 10:40 pm (#
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      Ah thanks girl!! I love upcycling! Thanks for commenting. xo

  28. Amy {The Idea Room} posted on November 29, 2011 at 7:59 pm (#
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    Ummmm….wow! Such a great idea! Love it! The party looks amazing!

    • Jamielyn posted on November 30, 2011 at 10:39 pm (#
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      Thanks Amy!! It was so fun making it! :) xo

  29. Deb posted on November 30, 2011 at 5:05 am (#
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    Now that is gorgeous…..have just seen some old chandeliers in a new light…wow wow wow!!!

    • Jamielyn posted on November 30, 2011 at 10:37 pm (#
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      Thanks Deb! So glad I could give you some inspiration. Thanks for commenting! xo

  30. Cindy posted on November 30, 2011 at 5:18 pm (#
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    OMG I LOVE IT
    now I am going to look all over for a chandelier

    • Jamielyn posted on November 30, 2011 at 10:33 pm (#
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      Ah thanks Cindy! Just keep your eye out in your local thrift stores, this is the 5th one I’ve bought. :)

  31. Jen posted on November 30, 2011 at 6:52 pm (#
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    So cute!

  32. Monica posted on December 2, 2011 at 1:31 am (#
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    wow that’s so interesting
    the cake is beautiful and so creative things
    thanks for share the idea.

  33. Janelle King posted on December 2, 2011 at 2:01 pm (#
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    I love this. Where did you get the cupcake wrappers?

  34. Tiffany posted on December 2, 2011 at 4:47 pm (#
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    Oh I just gasped! I adore this!!! Beautiful!

  35. Rita Honea posted on December 2, 2011 at 6:51 pm (#
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    Love this idea! I just happen to have a silver chandelier in my storage bld. I might just have to borrow this idea. Very creative.

  36. Tammi posted on December 2, 2011 at 8:29 pm (#
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    I LOVE IT!!!! SO CLEVER AND I LOVE THOSE AH-HA MOMENTS TOO!!

  37. Shelly posted on December 2, 2011 at 11:48 pm (#
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    Wow, you came up with a Masterpiece!! Out of all the reasons I imagine a chandelier could be used for -this tops it! :)

  38. Sue Wagner posted on December 3, 2011 at 6:07 am (#
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    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

  39. Terri posted on December 3, 2011 at 6:25 am (#
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    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!

  40. Kathy posted on December 3, 2011 at 8:32 am (#
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    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!

  41. Leslie posted on December 3, 2011 at 8:40 am (#
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    This would be beautiful on a dessert table! Thanks for sharing!

  42. FreddyandPetunia.wordpress.com posted on December 3, 2011 at 9:32 am (#
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    What an In-Gen-ious Idea!
    I love it!
    Catherine

  43. Tisha @ Delectable Home posted on December 3, 2011 at 11:45 am (#
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    This is amazing! What a creative idea.

  44. Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17 posted on December 4, 2011 at 2:27 pm (#
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    What an incredibly fabulous idea!!!! Brilliant!

  45. Michelle Sexton posted on December 4, 2011 at 8:27 pm (#
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    Wow! I just don’t even know what to say. I am so amazed that you came up with this idea. Sooooo creative!!!

  46. Hanni posted on December 5, 2011 at 2:20 am (#
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    This is amazing and beautiful! Congratulations!

  47. Cheri posted on December 5, 2011 at 8:38 am (#
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    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

  48. Karen posted on December 5, 2011 at 11:01 am (#
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    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!

  49. Mynnette posted on December 5, 2011 at 7:32 pm (#
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    Um, I totally am CASEing this idea–thanks so much for the tutorial!!! :) Pinning this! :)

  50. The Virtuous Wife posted on December 5, 2011 at 7:47 pm (#
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    This is beautiful!

  51. sherika posted on December 5, 2011 at 9:21 pm (#
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    This is so beyond awesome!! I will NOW be looking for a chandelier!

  52. nancy pfeifer posted on December 6, 2011 at 12:43 am (#
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    Girl- you are killing me with this cuteness!!!! i am so buying one next time I see it at goodwill….lol GORGEOUS!!

  53. Rebekah posted on December 6, 2011 at 6:10 am (#
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    It’s beautiful! And very unique.

  54. Amy posted on December 6, 2011 at 7:16 am (#
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    THIS is fabulous! I love, love, love it!! Found you Sugar Bee Crafts!!

  55. Kagi posted on December 6, 2011 at 11:18 am (#
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    Hi, I saw your post on a linky party and I just had to stop by and tell you how adorable this was! Thank you so much for sharing! I am now your newest follower from http://www.sweetenedbykagi.blogspot.com and I hope you will follow me too! I look forward to your future blog posts :)

    Kagi

  56. Jen Lossing, The Consigner Designer posted on December 6, 2011 at 2:47 pm (#
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    OMG! This is so fantastic! I just love it! You could use this for anything, not just cakes! Great job!! I am visiting from Vintage Wanna Bee!

  57. Buffie posted on December 6, 2011 at 3:35 pm (#
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    What an amazing idea! I love love love it, and your blog.
    Thanks for posting.

    Buffie
    http://papercuts4u.blogspot.com

  58. Lisa posted on December 6, 2011 at 11:04 pm (#
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    Wow, I am in love with this. This is the meaning of looking outside the box and it definitely works

  59. Shannon posted on December 7, 2011 at 9:42 pm (#
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    That is BEAUTIFUL! I love anything pink!!! I want that for MY birthday party!

  60. Shannah @ Just Us Four posted on December 8, 2011 at 8:59 am (#
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    This is adorable. I love the soft pink color. And so creative to make it out of an old chandeleir. We have a few of those sitting around from where we have moved.

  61. Jenn posted on December 11, 2011 at 1:20 am (#
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    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 ;)

  62. Gwen@theboldabode posted on December 11, 2011 at 6:10 am (#
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    That is Crazy! Crazy Beautiful!!!

  63. mom taxi julie posted on December 11, 2011 at 10:30 am (#
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    This is fantastic!! When I saw the original one someone made I thought it was a great idea. I love how yours came out :)

  64. Lupe posted on December 11, 2011 at 4:21 pm (#
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    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.

  65. Melissa Wallace posted on December 11, 2011 at 7:49 pm (#
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    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 posted on December 11, 2011 at 8:07 pm (#
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      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.

  66. Tami posted on December 11, 2011 at 9:18 pm (#
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    What a sweet idea! I had to feature it at Scribbles and Swirls the moment I saw it. Please take a look : http://tamiscribblesandswirls.blogspot.com/2011/12/chandelier-cake-stand.html. I hope you like it and follow along as well. Thanks for the inspiration!
    ~ Tami

  67. Helen posted on December 11, 2011 at 9:42 pm (#
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    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

  68. Elliot posted on December 11, 2011 at 11:50 pm (#
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    How Absolutely Adorable! Makes me want to head to Goodwill and find one to make for Christmas Eve Party!

  69. Elliot posted on December 11, 2011 at 11:51 pm (#
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    Thank you for sharing such a cute make over!

  70. Chriss posted on December 16, 2011 at 9:33 pm (#
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    Wow, this is just stunning, sharing on our blog!!
    Chriss

  71. Toni Romero posted on December 17, 2011 at 7:26 pm (#
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    This is so inspirational and dare I say it, TOTALLY AWESOME!!!! What a fantastic job. Simply said, I love it.

  72. Sandra posted on January 3, 2012 at 7:47 pm (#
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    Thrift store here I come!

  73. lizlacy posted on January 6, 2012 at 2:40 pm (#
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    I can’t wait to see how it would work for us. My daughter’s 13th birthday is coming up, Hmmmm.

  74. Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17 posted on January 17, 2012 at 4:02 pm (#
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    Such a beautiful and creative project!

  75. Stefani {La Belle Parties} posted on January 18, 2012 at 7:49 am (#
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    So creative! It turned out just beautiful!

  76. tsebautista13 posted on January 20, 2012 at 4:25 am (#
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    very beautiful…i love it..

  77. Melissa posted on January 20, 2012 at 10:44 am (#
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    OMG! I am DOING this! I’ve had a chandelier just like this WAITING for something! THIS IS SO PERFECT!

  78. Linda Harrison posted on January 22, 2012 at 12:58 pm (#
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    I love this idea……….always liiking for great ideas. You are creative and I hope you will continue to post your ideas.

  79. Yolanda Townsend posted on January 24, 2012 at 2:38 pm (#
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    I ABSOLUTELY ADORE THIS CUPCAKE STAND! I normally don’t comment on blogs but this is absolutely gorgeous and creative!!!!

  80. Vania posted on February 16, 2012 at 10:25 am (#
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    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!

  81. london underground posted on March 25, 2012 at 5:03 am (#
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    Hi there! I got your point but why one should consider sharing this one? =)

  82. Louise posted on March 25, 2012 at 12:23 pm (#
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    Hi there!
    Just had to say how much I love this cake stand. Totally inspired me, so I hope you don’t mind me sharing a link to your blog on mine :) http://justadd3kids.blogspot.co.uk/

  83. michelle posted on March 28, 2012 at 6:04 pm (#
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    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 posted on March 29, 2012 at 9:55 am (#
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      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! ;)

  84. Susan posted on April 19, 2012 at 7:20 am (#
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    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.

    • Jamielyn posted on April 23, 2012 at 10:53 pm (#
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      Thanks so much! I loved making that. I’d love to see if you end up making one. THey make great centerpieces!

  85. Karo's Fun Land posted on May 22, 2012 at 1:00 pm (#
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    How creative and beautiful is that chandelier cake stand! Great job!!

  86. Holli posted on May 23, 2012 at 4:31 pm (#
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    I LOVE this. You are so creative!

  87. Ruth posted on July 13, 2012 at 10:21 pm (#
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    Wow, wow, wow! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing!

  88. Lisa posted on August 8, 2012 at 6:27 pm (#
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    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.

  89. Jeanette posted on August 28, 2012 at 12:22 pm (#
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    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
    http://homastyle.com/wp/?p=3826

  90. Luzzy posted on September 16, 2012 at 1:24 pm (#
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    Semplicemente meraviglioso! Adoro il tuo stile.

  91. Laura posted on September 22, 2012 at 2:13 pm (#
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    Awwwwh, taht’s SO amazing!!! I’ll try it, sure! (sorry, my english is not very good)

  92. Lis posted on September 27, 2012 at 12:32 am (#
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    But how is this lovely cake stand – standing?????

    • Jamielyn posted on September 27, 2012 at 4:04 pm (#
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      It’s standing on the arms/ legs of the chandelier. The curvy part. :)

  93. helyanti posted on September 30, 2012 at 4:37 am (#
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    i really love your work and innovation by recycling and turning the chandelier into a superb cake stand. nice!

  94. Jenn Kelly posted on October 24, 2012 at 11:52 am (#
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    This is a GREAT idea! I can’t wait to scour my local thrift stores for a dated chandelier to transform myself!

  95. TheGirls@WhimsicallyHomemade posted on October 25, 2012 at 10:31 am (#
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    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!

  96. Ali posted on November 6, 2012 at 8:08 pm (#
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    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 :)

  97. Eleanor Metzgar posted on November 16, 2012 at 10:55 pm (#
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    I love this kind of inspiration. You did a beautiful job.

    Eleanor

  98. MJ posted on December 1, 2012 at 8:27 pm (#
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    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!!

  99. Jessica posted on December 21, 2012 at 8:36 pm (#
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    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??

    • Jamielyn posted on December 26, 2012 at 12:16 pm (#
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      Hi Jessica! My ball un-screwed? If not I would try borrowing someone’s saw that cuts through metal. Good luck! xo

  100. Deborah posted on December 27, 2012 at 8:36 pm (#
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    Fabulous job!

  101. Stacy posted on September 27, 2013 at 10:34 am (#
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    Perfect for a fairytale princess party…a really inventive idea, take a little peak at http://www.stylemyparty.co.uk/blog/make-your-own-cake-stands/ I’ve added it to some of the best cake stands to make on my party blog. Stacy

    • Jamielyn posted on October 2, 2013 at 4:44 pm (#
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      Thanks for featuring it Stacy! So many cute cake stand ideas!

  102. Adela Santiago posted on February 4, 2014 at 12:10 am (#
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    This is so adorable.

    • Jamielyn posted on February 8, 2014 at 1:18 pm (#
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      Thank you! It was so fun to make and have used it for many parties! :)

  103. Doroth posted on February 20, 2014 at 11:04 am (#
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    I search for everything on the web and many times end up on your site. Love your ideas and especially your name!!

    • Jamielyn posted on February 22, 2014 at 3:23 pm (#
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      Thank you for your comment Doroth! I’m happy to hear you end up on my site. :) Hope you have a great weekend!

  104. Mary posted on March 6, 2014 at 8:36 pm (#
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    This is unique. Leave it to a Mom

    • Jamielyn posted on March 17, 2014 at 6:50 pm (#
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      Thanks Mary! It turned out to be the perfect cake stand. :)

  105. Diana Orzuna posted on June 21, 2014 at 5:08 am (#
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    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?

    • Jamielyn posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:25 pm (#
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      Hi Diana! I just found a beaded trim from Joann’s that I glued on! :)

  106. Leslie posted on July 5, 2014 at 10:15 am (#
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    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!! :)

    • Jamielyn posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:19 pm (#
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      Hi Leslie! Yes, I took the bottom piece off so it would stand up flat. :)

  107. Donna posted on August 4, 2014 at 12:24 am (#
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    very creative love it Would be Awesome for Wedding Cake Beautiful.

  108. Cheryl Anderson posted on August 12, 2014 at 8:58 pm (#
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    Dear Jamielyn Nye;    Even though the chandelier to dessert server idea 
    does NOT solve world hunger . . . . it is still GENIUS!!  So fun.  Thank you for the great idea!
    Grahamcracker Anderson

    • Jamielyn posted on August 13, 2014 at 6:54 pm (#
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      Thanks Cheryl! It was such a fun project and I was so happy with how it turned out! :)

  109. Charlotte Hamrick posted on August 24, 2014 at 12:26 pm (#
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    I love this idea. I know how you feel when something great comes together out of a bit of nothings. I’m new to your website and am glad to find it. I’m looking forward to seeing your other ideas. :-)

    • Jamielyn posted on September 11, 2014 at 12:46 am (#
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      Welcome Charlotte, I’m glad you stopped by! This was one of my favorite trash to treasure projects. Such a fun project!

  110. Peggy Pasicznyk posted on November 10, 2014 at 3:19 pm (#
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    Wow! Do you know how surprised I was to see this idea. It is great by the way! But, the funny thing is I have this light fixture hanging in my Dining Room! I have had it for years – in fact it has traveled from house to house!! It still looks as beautiful as the day I purchased it. I “dress” it for all the Holidays! Thanks again for the creative idea but, I will be looking for another light fixture to do that to!!!

    • Jamielyn posted on November 20, 2014 at 9:14 pm (#
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      Check your local thrift stores, they always have one or two lying around! :) It definitely is a fun party centerpiece!

  111. Gaby Mendoza posted on January 19, 2015 at 7:45 pm (#
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    My sister found this like 4-5 months ago and I am getting married soon. We went out and bought a chandelier a few weeks ago, and thanks to you by providing us with inspiration, will be using this stand at my wedding!!

    • Jamielyn posted on January 20, 2015 at 1:40 pm (#
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      This would be beautiful at a wedding! Congratulations! :)

  112. Lisa posted on February 23, 2015 at 12:13 am (#
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    I have an old chandelier that I was just going to throw out but I love this!!! What kind of glue do you use? And did you put anything on the bottom to make it stable?

    • Jamielyn posted on May 20, 2015 at 6:25 pm (#
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      I used E6000 for the glue and I didn’t put anything on the bottom to make it stable. :)

  113. Rose Ann posted on March 29, 2016 at 9:17 pm (#
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    Love it. I have a duplicate Chaney in my garage plus a double decker one, also brass. Been waiting for inspiration.

  114. Sanny Rizky Jatnika posted on August 9, 2016 at 12:03 pm (#
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    Really Fresh Idea! i really need this for my next event project, thanks Nye

  115. janet posted on August 25, 2016 at 1:26 pm (#
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    this is one of the most unusual and prettiest i’ve ever seen. can’t wait to make my own