Occasionally I like to stop by my goodwill. I don't really know why, they never have anything I want. But once in a blue moon I walk away with something exciting.
While browsing what I like to call "the wood section" I found this old bowl and candlestick. I immediately thought of Kristi from The Speckled Dog. I love how she turns crap into cute household objects, so I thought I'd give it a shot!
Here they are before:
First I removed the metal portion of the candlestick holder so the two pieces would adhere together nicely. Then I gave the whole piece a good sanding.
I've discussed my phobia of old fabric before, so I had to remove the old nasty felt off the bottom. When I went to peel the felt off I found this:
Do you see what I'm laughing at? The original sticker price was 89 cents. Guess who paid 99 cents? I actually paid MORE than the original price. Thanks for that one goodwill.
Anyways, after a good wipe-down I used Gorilla glue to glue the pieces together. I used a very professional method to hold the pieces together while the glue dried.
I wiped off the excess glue you see in the picture before it dried. It didn't take long to dry, then I put about a million coats of a light pink paint on it.
My cousin and his wife are expecting their first baby this fall and I'm helping my Mom with the baby shower. I figured this would be super cute to hold some goodies.
I also love the lighting that comes in my kitchen window first thing in the morning (although I don't particularly like being up that early)!
This was a super cheap project - the candlestick and bowl cost around $3, and I used my free Valspar paint sample to paint!