The stand took a ton of work. I ended up doing it twice. The first time I didn't use a primer and the pink paint I bought just got sucked into the wood, so I had to strip the paint off and sand it and then start from scratch. The second time I primed it 1st and then painted it black. I then cut the shapes with vinyl and then spray painted it again in pink. Before the last coat of paint dried I sprinkled glitter into the wet paint, once it was dried I pulled off the vinyl and there you have it.