I've always loved looking at the gorgeous cake stands people make out of recycled items. I had a few wooden 'plates'. And I had a few lamp bases and large chunky candle holders.
I figured "I can do that!". So I did.
I made two gorgeous cake stands. Here is the before on one of them:
A chunky candle holder and a wooden plate I'd painted yellow originally and disliked.
After: painted pink in its new life as a cake stand.
Here's the other one. A white one this time.
Before: a lamp base and a wooden plate.
After a pretty white cake stand.