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DIY Chandelier Cake Stand


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. πŸ™‚ 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!!
This 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… πŸ˜‰

So what do you think?!

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

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  1. 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.

    1. I found a free one at the restore and my husband thought I was nuts, but I brought it home. The neighbor lady and I painted it, planted flowers in the glass light shades and put a platter on top for a bird bath. She had an old stand from a bird bath that was broken so it went on top of that. During the summer we all get to enjoy watching the birds, especially the hummers. If I come across another one the cake stand is next. ?

  2. 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. 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. What a terrific upcycle! Love this makeover! Such a creative use of the ubiquitous brass chandy. Thanks for sharing.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

  12. 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 πŸ˜‰

  13. What a sweet idea! I had to feature it at Scribbles and Swirls the moment I saw it. Thanks for the inspiration!
    ~ Tami

  14. 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.

  15. 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 !

  16. 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

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

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

  19. 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!

  20. 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

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

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. This is a GREAT idea! I can’t wait to scour my local thrift stores for a dated chandelier to transform myself!

  25. 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!

  26. 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 πŸ™‚

  27. 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!!

  28. 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??

  29. Perfect for a fairytale princess party…a really inventive idea, take a little peak at. I’ve added it to some of the best cake stands to make on my party blog. Stacy

  30. 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. 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!! πŸ™‚

  32. Dear Jamielyn Nye; Β  Β Even though the chandelier to dessert server ideaΒ 
    does NOT solve world hunger . . . . it is still GENIUS!! Β So fun. Β Thank you for the great idea!
    Grahamcracker Anderson

  33. 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. πŸ™‚

  34. 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!!!

  35. 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!!

  36. 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?

  37. Love it. I have a duplicate Chaney in my garage plus a double decker one, also brass. Been waiting for inspiration.

  38. Hello I love what you did with the chandelier I bought the exact same chandelier but mine’s have a little bit more arms than the one you posted but I would like to know how did you remove the bottom from the chandelier?