Monday, August 29, 2011

Finally On The Bandwagon: DIY Silver Display Stand

Annie's in the middle of her nap so I need to make this post short and sweet because I have a million things on my to-do list. I know it's been a little over a month since I've posted any furniture redos, but that will be changing in the next few weeks. After taking a little break and trying to avoid working in the 100+ degree weather, I'm going to be back at the furniture game. I have a few projects up my sleeve that may not be easy or quick, but they should be fun!

And yes, I finally jumped on the DIY Cake Stand bandwagon although I'm calling it my DIY Display Stand. You know the ones you see everywhere of candlesticks glued to plates? I found a great silverplated tray with a nice detailed frame and glued it to a short silverplated candlestick. Both were purchases from thrift stores for prices that even I consider low! And I'm pretty cheap!

I was going to buy gorilla glue like everyone else to attach the pieces together, but in an effort to save money I looked through all my different glues and noticed that my Loctite super glue works on metals. There was my moneysaver! After tracing around the candlestick on the bottom of the tray (using a eyeliner pencil because I couldn't find anything else), I put a small amount of glue around the rim of the candlestick and held it against the plate for 10 seconds. A half hour later they were bonded properly and I ended up with this!

You probably know where the items in the stand came from if you read my last post :). How easy was all that for something so cute? It's the perfect thing to display my custom gift tags one day when I have a booth at a fair or a shop!

Oh no. She's waking up. I guess it'll be another late night!

Love the Beasts!


  1. Sometimes it's the baby girls that are the beasts. I would know, I can relate. :D Andrea @ townandprairie

  2. The two work so well together. I also really like your tags. I have been considering making my own tags so thanks for the inspiration♥

  3. It has been hot, but today was beautiful, wasn't it? Love your pretty silver pedestal! Hope you have a fabulous week ahead ~diane