Saturday, January 9, 2010

A new year, a new redo . . .

Happy 2010! I know it's late . . . I feel like that is the story of my life sometimes! Just a little late but here's to hoping that everyone had a wonderful Christmas and has had a great start to 2010. We have had both! I've feel like I have finally gotten back into the swing of returning to school and getting back into a routine. I enjoyed my time off but am glad to have a routine back.

You know I love to go to thrift stores, etc. and over break that was no different. My mom, myself and about 5 others wandered around all day visiting "discount" stores. It was so much fun and we all found some great deals. I have bought several things to redo (imagine - more stuff to add to my to do pile) and have gotten one of them done. I love how it turned out. I have no idea where it will go but I can't wait to put it out and use it.
I bought this not so lovely and wooden candle holder ($2.99). It was painted with an off white paint and had 4 "arms".

I also bought 4 small basic pyrex bowls ($.49 each) and a larger glass jar ($1.00).

I pulled out the nail in the top (I have no idea what it was originally there for) and then I spray painted the base black (free - I already had the spray paint) and used Gorilla Glue Epoxy (my new favorite glue - stinks but works great!) to attach the glass pieces. Tada . . . a very pretty glossy black candleholder! (For about $6.00 total).

I hope to get some more things completed soon. Enjoy 2010 and make it your best year yet!

*Updated - I'm linking to Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday. Check it out (click the graphic button below) to see some really neat blogs and creations!

7 comments: said...

look at how awesome this is!!! i love it!!!

Blue Creek Home said...

I'm glad you came over. I followed you back over.

I am lovin' your new candleholder. What an imagination!!! It looks great.


The Little Red Shop said...

Very nice, it must look lovely all lit up with candles. The nail was for holding the central candle in place. You just force it into the wax at the base of the candle.

: )

Julie M.

Treasia Stepp said...

How pretty it turned out. I would never have thought of adding those glass pieces. Great idea.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a fabulous piece. I love it. Now that is what I call creative. Hugs, Marty

Lisa said...

Terrific eye for pairing up odds and ends. Great idea. WOuld love to see it lit up.

Debbie said...

That is a great re-do. I guessing the nail was to hold a candle. I bet it looks great all lit up. I would have never thought to add the glass. Great project.