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Friday, May 6, 2011

Trash Chandelier turned Dessert Tray













I started with a trashed chandelier. I bought five tea cup saucers and a vintage plate from Goodwill.


I began to take a part the chandelier cutting all wires. and unscrewing the pieces that I didn't want.








I got rid of what I didn't need and kept some things I thought I would use in a different way. I turned the arms of the lamp up and that became the "legs" of the piece.




I kept this screw and used the bottom piece as a pedestal. This screw holds it together.





I decided on pink to go with the vintage feel of the plates.Then I sprayed the brass away!





I used pearl beads and wired them to each cup. There were three screws in the cup. I removed the two side screws and that became the wholes to thread the wires. The front one I screwed all the way in and painted over it so I didn't see a hole.




I washed the plates and used E6ooo glue to glue it to the cups and the center cap.




I used books to weigh the plates down to get a strong hold.



I glued more pearls around the pedestal base.





Love the look and will use this so much I know! Makes a great Mother's Day gift too! I love this outside the box project!


For little cost I have a beautiful dessert stand that I can use for any occasion. I think it would look good as a cupcake stand too! My daughter and I already had a tea party using it! Yes we still have tea parties and now that she is home from college we can have more of these fun days!





68 comments:

Karen said...

Love this Deneen, its brilliant!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love this!!! Great idea!

Carol

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

This is stinkin' adorable and absolutely brilliant! I am sooo going to copy this!
:)

Inga´s Haven said...

how ingenious !!
it looks so pretty :D

Jennifer said...

I think this might just be one of the most clever transformations I've seen in blogland! I think it is so cool and plan to do the same when I find a chandelier! Good luck to you in the competition!
Jen
Scissors & Spatulas

Libby said...

I love this! Great idea!

Gloria Fox @ Potentially Beautiful said...

Now that is genius! So pretty.

TheCrankyCrow said...

You're a creative guru, you are! Who wouldn't vote for you?! Love this!! Smiles ~ Robin

Megan said...

That is so freaking awesome! Voting for you, good luck!!

Natalie said...

This is fabulous! Great job! I never would have thought of this!

emilysnan said...

hiya deenen , i love love love this , will pop over and vote for you now x very creative indeed x would my hubby notice if i took down our chandelier and served our dessert on it ???lol
tfs
xmaggiex

Banuca said...

Hi Deneen, this project is really great, I like up-cycled project, I voted you of course and I'll share the project at my blog next week with your link...

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Holy Cow!! This is the most amazing thing I've seen! I collect and love vintage tea cups and saucers and host tea parties -- this would be the greatest -- on the look out now for an old chandelier! Thanks for posting!

Lori McGrogan said...

Love, love, love!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

How cool! I love this idea Deneen. Thanks for sharing at my newbie party.

Lanell said...

That is very original. Makes me want to find an old chandalier and go for it myself. I'm a sucker for platters, cake stands, and pedestals. Great idea. I'm a new follower.

laxsupermom said...

Love this project! What a creative use for an old chandy! I've never seen anything like it before. Thanks for sharing.

Helen's Decor said...

Hi Deneen! This is truly a unique dessert tray. Thanks for sharing it. I'm a new follower and hope you follow me.
Helen of Helen's Decor

Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

This is amazing!! I love the pearls.

Patti said...

This was brilliant...what a great makeover for a chandelier...and the plates you chose are so sweet - WELL DONE!!

tammylovesdishes said...

Very creative! I just love this idea. You did a fabulous job with this. Heading over to vote for you right now.
Tammy

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Very pretty and very creative too!
I will vote for you!
Cindy

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

This is pretty cute! I'm visiting from TTT.

Custom Comforts said...

What a great idea ~ one of a kind and so pretty!
Cindy

Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

O.My. Goodness!I am so glad I saw this! I have two old light fittings that I am sure would work on this. You are a genius, and I am your new follower.

Karie's Chic Creations said...

What a great idea. So beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Karie

mississippi artist said...

What a transformation! It looks great, I am sure you will use this many times.

Anna said...

What a great idea! I'm going to be switching out my chandelier and this is a great idea to put my old one to use. :) I love it! Thanks for thinking up to Weekend Warrior at Ask Anna. :)

Anna
www.askannamoseley.com

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

This is a clever idea, and it's so cute!
http://embellishinglifeeveryday.blogspot.com/

Brenda Star Studios said...

I love your ideas - so happy that I found you through Homemaker on a Dime! Cant wait to see your next project!! you are so clever...

dlmsliceofpie said...

Really pretty ... and unique. I think it would be beautiful holding some chunky pastel candles, too ... Many uses ... so delicate! Thanks for sharing.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

This is totally fabulous. How creative are you. I love it and what a wonderful dessert tray. Just the cutest. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Rebecca said...

Totally creative makeover. Congrats on getting to the next round. =]

Jori said...

This idea is SHEER genius!!! I am going to copy this!! I am following you cutie!

Blue Creek Home said...

Came over from TTT as soon as I saw the thumbnail of this very creative, very cute cupcake display piece.
Great idea - I love it.
Rhonda

ccoffey said...

Love Love Love this! It is simply darling!

Great job!

Cara

http://miscellaneousme.wordpress.com

idesign said...

genius!!

Marysol said...

I'd be happy if it weren't for the fact that I just gave away what would've been the perfect chandelier for this project.

Very creative idea!

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

I need this...I mean I NEEEEEED this!!!! I found this on a link up at Between Naps on the Porch and I just love love love it!! Way to go and if you ever want to ship/sell one let me know :) I am a dessert/tea time NUT so this would be so great...too bad I am NOT crafty.

Tammy @ Type A said...

omg this is the cutest thing ever!!! i love it. i want one! thanks for sharing this at my party!!!!

Niki said...

VERY CLEVER!!!!!

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Crazy awesome idea...now I know what to do with all my left over plates form mosaics! Bookmarking you on this one.

Lindsay said...

Brillaint!! I love all things re-purposed! You are so creative! You go!!

-Lindsay
Delighted Momma

Madigan at madiganmade said...

So clever and pretty! Love the mix of plates, too. What a cute idea for a tea party.

Nook & Cranny said...

This is amazing.
Thanks for sharing
Michele

Cowgirl Crafter said...

This is so stinkin' cute!!!! Another for my "copy" files!
Thanks for sharing.

liZ evans said...

Love this idea!

I am so tempted to try to make one for my grandma's upcoming birthday...she's always serving little desserts and candies to her friends on card playing day (which is just cute) but thinking about her with this on her coffee table is just too much.

I really may have to try it.

Thank you so much for sharing such a fun idea.

liZ
(simplesimonandco)

Judy said...

What a clever idea.. I would never have thought of that. Great job. Thanks for sharing at my Swing into Spring party.

c.w.frosting said...

This is SO creative & with such a pretty result!

-caroline @ c.w.frosting

Michelle said...

Totally FAB! I completely LOVE this and I wanted to let you know that I have featured it on my first ever Timeout Thursdays post on my blog. you can see it here:
http://countrycottagechicblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/new-weekly-feature-timeout-thursdays.html

janetnpeter said...

From one Jersey girl to another.. gurl you got it going on... keep brainstorming.. I',, off to goodwill to find that chandelier!!

nádya said...

Wow, how clever you are!!! I loved, loved your transformation idea - unique and original. Well, well done!!
Blessings,
Nádya

CAS said...

I am forever amazed by the cleverness in blogland. This is just too darn cute & clever. I will be going over to vote for you for sure. I'm already a follower.
~CAS

FADİŞ said...

Bravo:) very good.

Merrie said...

Wow, I have that same exact light hanging in my kitchen. And some of those same exact plates on the wall on my dining room. It would never occur to me to do this. Great idea, you are so creative~

Lucy Designs said...

I saw this pic at the top of your blog and had to find it!...coolest thing ever!!!! love it!

Cindy said...

i made one very similar to this but i glued the cups to the saucers then to the arms of the chandelier, left the chain at the top and will be giving it to my parents for christmas to hang in their garden as a bird feeder.....

i like the idea of making one similar as a serving piece as you did....great idea...i can't post mine until after christmas though!! :)

cindy

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Oh you have GOT to be kidding me! This couldn't be more adorable! Soooo clever! The colours, dishes, DESSERTS... over the top creative!

I'm sharing this on FJI Facebook and pinned for SNS 115. :)

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150555597701141&set=a.192514281140.164586.175378011140&type=1&theater

Donna

bonniegetchell said...

I absolutely adore this!!! :) Now a follower!

-Bonnie @ Revolutionaries
http://bonniegetchell.blogspot.com

Jamie Vigil said...

Oh my goodness, I love this! Great idea! I'm a new follower! Jamie
Wellnessandfamily.blogspot.com

Gwen @ The Bold Abode said...

Puh-retty Crazy... I love it!

karen@somewhatquirky said...

so I'm late to this party, but this is fabulous! So very cute. LOVE IT!

lynn cockrell said...

Great tutorial and brilliant idea for the desert stand. With the pink it can be used at most any girly occasion! It really is a fine example of thinking outside the box.

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Thank you for your kind word. I am so glad you appreciate me thinking outside the box. This is one of my favorite projects. I love trying something different!!

Patsy Blake said...

What a brilliant and original idea. Love it!

Unknown said...

I love this idea also...I'm surprised you didn't incorporate a it of the French Script onto the large pink base...!

multiples-mom.com said...

This is such a cute idea! I think it would also be great for little tea sandwiches for a children's or adult's party.

: 0 ) Theresa (Capri + 3)

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