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DIY Cake Stand Organizer

Gold Cake Stand Organizer by Just a Girl and Her Blog

I love the gold trend that is going on right now–so chic and classy! I had yet to integrate much gold into my home, but when Kelly from View Along the Way and her fellow bloggers issued their “Ditto DIY” challenge, it gave me the perfect opportunity to add some shimmer and shine to our space.

The challenge was this: “Gild something or paint it gold, then use it in a lovely display.” Not only did this challenge give me the perfect excuse to get in on the gold trend, it also gave me a reason to take on a Pinterest project I’ve been wanting to try–the DIY cake stand.

Goal #1: Make the Cake Stand
Plate and Candlestick Before

I used a dollar store candlestick I had from a previous crafting endeavor {which clearly didn’t work out} and a 79 cent plate from Michael’s to complete this project. {I will never deny the fact that I am about as cheap as they come!}

Since both surfaces were relatively “slippery,” I gave them each a coat of spray paint primer. Apparently we only had the gray primer around. I didn’t even know that existed, but whatever…it worked!

Plate and Candlestick Primed

I gave them a few thin coats of gold spray paint, hot glued them together, and they were ready to go! Now on to the next part of my mission: create a lovely display.

Goal #2: Style That Thing!

I used a gorgeous mirror I got on clearance at Michael’s for $10 {Yes, you read that right. I couldn’t believe it either.} as my back drop and since jewelry is also gold and glittery and fun, I decided that it would be the perfect addition to my shiny new tray, along with some other pretty accessories.

Gold Cake Stand Organizer with Display

This is the type of project I love–simple process, BIG transformation! I’m so glad this challenge finally gave me the push I needed to bust out my gold spray paint and go to town. I still have some left, too, so let’s just say that nothing in my house is safe… 😉

Gold Cake Stand Organizer with Display- Close

Are you jumping on board with the gold trend? How have you integrated it into your home or wardrobe?

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30 Comments

    1. abbylawson says:

      Thank you so much, Lena! They are really so simple. I can’t believe I waited so long to try it! Hope you have a wonderful day!

      ~Abby =)

  1. Very pretty! I guess I need to get on the gold bandwagon! Have a great week!~~Angela

    1. abbylawson says:

      Thank you, Angela! Apparently gold is the thing right now…I’m loving it! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  2. Well done! The gold is so elegant and beautiful! So when are you making one for me? 😉

    1. abbylawson says:

      Thank you! I will ship one right out! 😉 Have a great day, Marilyn!

      ~Abby =)

  3. Anjana @ At The Corner Of Happy & Harried says:

    That is so pretty!

    1. abbylawson says:

      Thank you, Anjana! And thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you had a wonderful day!

      ~Abby =)

  4. Sharon B. says:

    Abby, that is so creative and pretty! I would never have guessed that is two pieces that you put together. The gold brings it all together.

    1. abbylawson says:

      Thank you so much, Sharon! I’m popping over to check out your side table now!

      ~Abby =)

  5. Kelly @ View Along the Way says:

    What a gorgeous display! I LOVE the idea of a cake stand to hold jewelry. Just elevates everything to feeling so special. Thanks so much for linking up! I’ll be pinning & sharing your project! 🙂

    1. abbylawson says:

      Aw, thank you, friend! I really loved this challenge. Thanks for sharing my link–you totally made my day! <3 Have a wonderful week, Kelly!

      ~Abby =)

  6. Selene Galindo says:

    I love it! I don’t have much gold in my house either, so maybe this is something I could try! Very frugal, too! Following your blog on bloglovin!
    Restoration Beauty

    1. abbylawson says:

      Thank you so much Selene! It really was so simple! Hope you’re having a great night!

      ~Abby =)

  7. ingrid@nowathomemom says:

    So pretty Abby! I love it! 🙂 looks so elegant!

    1. abbylawson says:

      Thank you, Ingrid! You’re so sweet!

      ~Abby =)

  8. Nayana@cherishdreamlive says:

    How lovely…looks so elegant. Great idea Abby…

    1. abbylawson says:

      Thank you so much, Nayana! I’m so glad you stopped by. Have a wonderful evening!

      ~Abby =)

  9. I LOVE using items in a non-traditional way! LOVE it gold, too!
    🙂

    1. abbylawson says:

      Thank you so much, Edie! I’m so flattered that you popped over. Thanks again for hosting! Have a great week!

      ~Abby =)

  10. Krista thehappyhousie says:

    Super pretty Abby – great job!! I don’t think I have anything gold but it sure is growing on my these days!!

    1. abbylawson says:

      Thank you, Krista! I didn’t have much gold either, but now I may be addicted… 😉 Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

      ~Abby =)

    1. abbylawson says:

      Thanks so much, Jenna! I think I’m going to have to “gold-ify” more things now…I’m hooked! 🙂 Thank you for popping over to my page. Have a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  11. Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule says:

    So pretty Abby! 🙂 I haven’t jumped on the gold trend yet…as a matter of fact I am wanting to paint my wedding picture frame from gold to ASCP Old White,lol! 😉 Maybe I’ll have to rethink that.
    Oh and what a fabulous find on the 10 mirror!!! Thanks for sharing on Project Inspire{d}…Pinning! 🙂
    Nancy

    1. abbylawson says:

      Keep chalk painting! It is gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for stopping by–have a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

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  13. I bought a glass one for perfumes, but I’d love another one. I will have to try making one! Great tutorial 🙂

    1. abbylawson says:

      Ooh I love the idea of a glass one for perfumes too! Sounds so pretty! Thanks so much for stopping by, Kate!

      ~Abby =)

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