Today’s DIY project was featured earlier this week in our Layers of Lovely photoshoot, and you’re probably going to see it a few more times this year. I’m really excited about the way these cakestands turned out and they couldn’t have been easier to make.
I picked up old brass candlesticks and mismatched plates at Goodwill in Annapolis. The candlesticks were around $4 a piece and most of the plates were about $2 a piece. There were two pretty China ones that I paid $4 a piece for – but that was the most expensive thing I bought. They look great on their own but even better when clustered together with several candlesticks of varying heights.
-spray paint (I used Rust-Oleum)
1. Spray paint the candlesticks with several coats of spray paint. Allow about an hour of drying time in between each coat.
2. Distress the edges of the candlesticks a little bit with sandpaper.
3. Hot glue the tops of the candlesticks to the center of the plates. Flip the whole thing over and let it dry upside down for a little bit.
4. I feel like I should add a fourth step here because this list of directions is just too dang short!
Two of the seven (excessive?) candlestick cakestands I made at the Layers of Lovely photoshoot.
Photos by Krista A. Jones Photography