DIY Farmhouse Tray Stand

I love Cake Stands, they are so much fun to change with the seasons. They add elevation to your grouping displays. I'm always on the hunt for a good thrift makeover, so I only had to look as far has my own stash for this makeover. A candle stick and a $$ store cake pan is all I need to make this Farmhouse Cake Stand .

1.To age the shiny cake pan, I used a steel wool pad to rough up the pan, then I took some Lysol toilet cleaner and continue to rough it up more again with the steel wool pad. Then sprinkled kosher salt all over it and place it in the sun for the afternoon. ( You can repeat this process as much as you like til you get your desired galvanized look.)

2. I took the wood candle stick , base coated with black paint. After it was dried I added several coats of my chalk paint in dropcloth 
( you can buy my paint powder  ) which is like an off white.
Once it was dried I sanded back the top coat to reveal some black paint- creating a chippy look.

3. I took the pan, after sitting in the sun all afternoon - and rinsed it off. If it's not your desired look- just repeat this process again. I was ok with the look the first time. 

4. Grab some E360 glue, measured the center of the pan and glue the wood candlestick to the center. Let it to set up overnight. It's now ready to be displayed with a candle and greenery or group several Cake Stand for a larger grouping.