To refresh your memory, here is what they looked like before...
Repurposing Candlesticks and Silver Trays into DIY Pedestal Cake StandsYou can see the base of the candlestick in the photo above is too small to support the tray above.
To make the pedestal cake stands sturdy I attached large round wooden plaques to each base of the candlesticks. Much better!
But let's go back to the beginning so you can see what I used to make the original versions. Two silver trays and two wooden IKEA candlesticks that I purchased at my local thrift store. The trays were tarnished beyond polishing and had seen their better days. I felt no shame in painting them. I forgot to take photos of the wooden candlesticks before applying the first coat of Simplicity White chalk paint.
On the top of each candlestick, I attached round wooden plaques to create a base for the trays. As you can see from the photo below, I screwed them onto the top of each candlestick, much the same way I later added supports to the base.
After cleaning the trays I sprayed them with Rust-oleum Painter's Touch Spray Paint in White gloss.
Tip: Painting Silver
The trick to painting silver is not to go over the same area twice while the paint is wet and don't attempt any touch-ups or you will have one hot mess on your hands. Silver takes longer to dry so be sure to allow extra drying time between coats. Wait until after your final coat is completely dry before doing any distressing.
I wouldn't recommend putting food directly onto the painted surface as it is not food safe. Place table linens or napkins under the food and/or dishes.
I decided, after being so thrilled with the results of my DIY Cake Stand With Parisian Flair, that I would add some French personality to these ones too. I used a different part of the same stencil for these.
I kept this one clean, meaning I didn't distress the painted top nor add any dark glaze.
This one I gave an aged appearance using a dark glaze. If you look closely at the photos you can see the difference. I like them both equally.
Again, here is where I'm keeping it real guys...
It wouldn't take much for this pedestal stand to topple over and dump that special cake you spent all afternoon baking splat onto the floor.
Now these DIY Pedestal Cake Stands made from repurposed candlesticks and silver trays are sturdy and look so much prettier stenciled with a Parisian flair!
If you like my DIY Pedestal Cake Stands, please share it with a friend and/or save it on Pinterest.
If you are looking for other DIY Pedestal Tray ideas for your Thanksgiving Table or Holiday soirée, you can see how I repurposed glass candlesticks and vintage dishes into 2-Tiered Cake Stands.
These ones are coming with me to the Curated Holiday Market in November.
Ticket GiveawayFor those of you in the Edmonton, Alberta area I will be giving away a pair of free tickets to the Curated Holiday Market Eve event taking place on Saturday, November 5th. Visit my Facebook Page starting at 6:00pm tonight (Tuesday, October 25, 2016) to enter. The winner will be announced on November 1st at 6:00 pm. Good Luck!
Market Eve tickets are available at bycurated.com/tickets
$10 or Less Reader ChallengeOn Thursday there is another exciting event happening here on the blog. One lucky participant will win this amazing Ryobi power tool kit.
The Power Tool Challenge Team is inviting our readers to upload a photo of a project they made for $10.00 or less using at least one power tool between October 27th - November 10th. Maximum three entries and participants must be 18 years of age or older and reside in the United States. The team will choose our favorite and that lucky person will win the prize package pictured above.
Remember to come back here on Thursday and Good Luck!