Upcycled Broken Cake Stand to Color Changing Lamp

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I came across a box of “free” stuff at a thrift store.  I found a beautiful broken cake stand base and knew I could turn it into a beautiful color changing lamp.

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I bought these waterproof, color changing LED lights with remote online. they are really cool – you can pick a solid color, rotating colors, and more. You can find them here

I placed on upside down in this broken cake stand that I found for free at a thrift store.

I then placed hot glue on the top edge of the cake stand. You could use another adhesive if you like but I wanted to be able to get it back off so that I could get to the light in case I needed to replace the batteries.

Another alternative is Museum Wax – it’s designed to hold things in place during an earthquake.

I then placed a bowl I had on hand upside down onto the cake stand.

I let the hot glue cool completely.

I placed the lamp in my living room and use the remote to turn it on. Since the light inside is waterproof and well protected by the glass I can also place it under my covered porch to enjoy on a warm evening.

You can see my video with Hometalk here!

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  1. My neighbor loves to recycle old glass wear like this into beautiful and useful items. Found you on Simple Homestead Blog Hop.

    1. Thanks so much Candy and thanks for stopping by. I’d love to see your neighbor’s work 🙂

  2. Oh wow ! This is amazing, what great talent and imagination, dear friend !
    Thank you so much, I’m pining as I would love to do this some day and the idea of using it outdoors is awesome too !


    1. Thank you so very much, and I love that you want to give it a try too. Thanks for the Pin 🙂

  3. Chas, this is awesome! I so love your creativity and ability to see beautiful items from other people’s junk.

    1. Thank you so much Linda. The whole family got in on it after I made it and came up with at least 20 variations on what we could to with this free broken cake stand. It was so much fun.

  4. Love that lamp idea as well as the bow wreath. Too seriously cool.

    1. You are so sweet EJ, thank you so much! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much and I hope you have a wonderful weekend too 🙂

  5. What a fun idea I love it! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! We hope you will join us again next week!

    1. Thank you so much Kim and thanks for another great party – see you next week!

  6. Saw your “Upcycling project” in Esme’s Link up – so thought I better come and have a look. That glass ware was too good to waste. Great that it’s waterproof!. I have a husband who is a keen recycler in almost “anything”. We need more like him around! Thanks for your lovely photos – inspiring!

    1. Thank you so much Deborah and love that your husband is a recycler/upcycler too 🙂 Thank you for stopping by.

  7. I love your project and the remote light is a clever idea. My daughter makes yard art using old glass that people have given her, its very pretty, I need to tell her about the light, a new twist. Thank you for sharing on #omhgff last week. This week your creation will be a feature. Hope you will stop by and check it out and share again.
    Have a great weekend!

    1. Thank you so much Karren and thanks for the feature. I would love to see your daughter’s yard art, I’m sure it’s very inspiring and I can relate as I have several creations of my own outside as well.

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