Barbara at The Everyday Home issued a wonderful challenge – to create something from an item from The Dollar Store!
The first challenge includes using a glass candle holder! I’m looking forward to seeing what others created.
I racked my brain for ideas – trying to think of something unique and practical. While at Goodwill earlier this month I found two small silver trays – one just a wee bit smaller than the other.
Then a plan began to formulate! I had The two trays and the candleholder to start. Now, I just needed a few more items to complete it. I had a base to a hurricane lantern of which the glass broke – perfect base. I found an appropriate sized plate to put on the base. It is just a bit larger than the largest tray and I don’t mind painting it.
The part to add between the two trays was a little more difficult. I wanted the look to be graduated from the bottom to the top. I tested out a few items until I put a shot glass underneath the smallest silver tray . Voila! Just right!
Now, I decided to paint everything to compliment the aged look to the silver trays. I first painted all the pieces black. Then applied looking glass paint. There’s some variation in color to the trays – the patina. So I added some antique gold and verdigrees green here and there. Not too much. Just a hint.
Once dried, I glued each piece together with Weld-Bond. Love that stuff!
The tower is complete. Initially I was going to glue them all together, but I now love the versatility of stacking these or standing them beside each other – or alone!
I really enjoyed this project and can see myself using these stands for decorating and for entertaining!
Barbara will be hosting a linky party that will open tomorrow evening at 8 pm. If you’re interested in sharing a project, you can create it and link with us! I’m looking forward to seeing what the others have created!
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