Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Planning a Wedding, pt. 3-Wedding Cake Stand

This is another How To for planning your wedding! Since we had a vintage/book theme we used a lot of old stuff for our wedding. One thing that I  particularly enjoyed using was an old chandelier for our cake stand! It was so fun and easy to do!

As you can see above, it turned out really cute!! So, here is what I did! We had been flipping a house before we got married and there was a really ugly chandelier in the dining room.We took it down because it really took away from the room, and I snagged it up, knowing I could use it for something! As the wedding got closer, I realized it could be our cake stand. It worked out so well! We had cheesecake instead of a big cake, so we just put the cheesecake on top of the big part and then after we cut it, we dished out some pieces onto the smaller plates around the edge, and it looked cool! 

The first thing you need to do is find a chandelier. I see these at thrift stores and re-sale shops all the time, so start there. I got lucky since we had one at the house we were flipping. Once you pick one out, you may have to do a little surgery. Mine had tall light bulb things attached, so I had to unscrew the base and then cut these cords that went through them to the base. So, I had to do that six times, once for each of the lights. Once that was done, there was a nice little place for each of my plates to sit. The tall part with the bigger plate was the bottom of the chandelier, so I just had to cut the electric cord from there and it was ready to go. 

Once I got the chandelier the way I wanted it, I spray painted it. I first painted it with a matte black so that the gaudy goldish color wouldn't shine through. Once that was dry, I painted it again with a beige colored crackle spray paint that I found at the craft store. It gave it that old, peely paint vibe that I love. 

And that is all I did!! I just kept it in my wedding room until it was time to go set up the reception hall, and the rest is history. I added some flowers and stuff to the cake table, but overall it turned out great even alone. Here is the final result all close up!


  1. How clever. I love it. I would love if you shared them on my link party.


    Can't wait to see what you make next.


  2. Such a great idea! I keep crossing my fingers that I will come across a great chandelier at my local thrift, but no luck so far!

    Take care,