I love to go thrift shopping and treasure hunting. I would do it everyday if I could. But as it is, I’ll pick up something while shopping, something I had to have of course, and then I come home and can’t find a place to put it. (That’s what garages are for, right??!)I have had this old decorative wooden architectural thing for more than a year and it just doesn’t look good anywhere in my house. So what’s a girl to do? Take it apart! The wood on this piece is really cool. Very distressed and weathered. So I got my hammer and screwdriver out and took it apart. I don’t know where the candle holder idea came from, but I did know what I was going to make before I began. (That doesn’t always happen.)
Oh yeah, the individual glass candle holders are from IKEA and are only $0.49 each! ( NEGLINGE Candlestick/tealight holder)
This piece was held together with small nails so taking it apart was easy.
Removing the nails. Always wear your safety goggles!
Wear safety goggle when using machinery too! I love my saw! : )
Creating the box for the candle holders.
I totally dig perfect miter cuts! You missed my happy dance. ; )
Drilling holes for the candle holders to fit in. The white board I’m cutting is a left over piece of vertical blinds. It’s the valance piece used to hide the blind’s hardware.
The glass candle holder fits! Woohoo!!
I’m using a dark metallic spray paint. I liked the idea of the old weathered wood with the newer dark-colored wood.
Quarter rounds were cut to border the piece with the holes. That was spray painted as well.
I wrapped painters tape around the holder while the wood glue dries.
I added rock and marbles to the base. I LIKE it!
There you go. Repurpose, Redo, Reuse!
Linked to Blue Cricket Design, Skip to My Lou, Nifty Thrift Things