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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

New Life for Thrift Finds

Do you remember the candle sticks I showed you in my recent thrifty finds post?
If not, I'll give you a second to refresh your memory...




.... Good? Now you remember?

I thought I'd share what I did with them.

I didn't keep them as candlesticks.
I gave them new life as...

A base for a cake stand.

And a base for the bowl I bought that day as well for a candy bowl.
(How perfect right?!)

The pair together.


The greens one got the same new life opportunity.
Small candy bowl.

Mini cake stand.

Adorable pair!


I love how they turned out. I've been wanting to do this for some time now but just haven't found the pieces to use. So glad I finally did. I just bought the clear plates and bowls at Target for about a $1.50 or less. Fabulous right?!

These will soon find their way into my Etsy shop.


UPDATE TO POST: Many of you asked what we used to glue them together. We used something called "The Amazing Goop." We bought in the glue/epoxy aisle at Lowe's. We also bought it in clear. There are many other glues/epoxies out there you could use as well.



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58 comments:

  1. You are so brilliant, Allison! I love these :D

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  2. Oh my word, that blue bowl and candle stick combo are GORGEOUS!!

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  3. Those turned out super cute! We are going thrifting today.... gonna see what I can find to replicate! (what did you use as adhesive?)

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  4. Beautiful, Allison!! They look so great!! :)

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  5. OMG, OMG, OMG!! First of all, I LOVE that blue! Great find. Second, I saw several green glass pieces at the thrift store last week and really liked them, but had no clue what I would do with them. I'm going back to get them! I love this idea! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Oh, and I'm a new follower! :)
    Jen
    Scissors & Spatulas

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  6. They turned out great..and the greem just makes them pop!

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  7. Love love love these Allison!!! They are perfect! I adore the blue base and bowl. How perfect is that?!?

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  8. Love the turquoise with the bowl on top- gorgeous! What a great job!

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  9. love those colors! makes me miss spring! :) what did you use to glue them together. i have something like this in my living room and it keeps falling apart. a little help...

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  10. I still loooove these :) Seriously, super cute!!

    Thanks so much for linking up!! :)

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  11. Alison - I love how your turned out. I'm going to start keeping an eye out for the colored glass candlesticks. I used E6000 when I did mine - dries clear but you can see the outline of it if you look. Had thought of trying the slilcone some folks use on the next batch. love to hear your thoughts.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  12. I can't remember exactly what we used to glue them together. It is some sort of epoxy. I will find it and let you guys know. I'll edit the post with the info.

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  13. Wow, you did a great job. I love them. I have been gluing candlesticks to dishes, but I use gorilla glue and I don't like it. What do you use. . . ? Thanks for sharing your great idea. Hugs, Karie

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  14. They turned out cute, love the colors of the candlesticks:@)

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  15. Awesome!!! I bought two frosted candlesticks [very small] and after seeing your creations, I think I'll do the very same. Do you use Gorilla Glue?


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  16. Very nice and cute. Thanks for sharing this idea.

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  17. Oh my that turquoise is just divine! I would love to have it :)

    Thanks for linking up to FFA!

    Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

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  18. Love the turq. glass!! Looks great!

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  19. That candy dish is a perfect color match. It looks like it came that way.
    I really need to make myself a cake plate.

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  20. Ah.....VERY NICE! I love the bright colors!

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  21. Oh they look fabulous! Such a simple idea !

    I'd love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:

    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

    Hope you have a lovely week!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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  22. Really nice job! I love how they turned out. And I'm looking forward to learning what adhesive you used! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Simply brilliant! Just love a footed bowl and what's not to love about aqua or green glass? Winning combination!

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  24. Many of you asked what we used to glue them together. We used something called "The Amazing Goop." We bought in the glue/epoxy aisle at Lowe's. We also bought it in clear. There are many other glues/epoxies out there you could use as well.

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  25. Those are fantastic! I just went thriftstoring and saw some wonderful candlesticks. Now I'll have to go back and buy them! Thanks!
    http://threadedtogether.com

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  26. great finds, and great job on their mini makeovers!
    [i'm also a {recently retired} military spouse.] :)
    many blessings,
    -tracie

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  27. Those look beautiful!! So simple too.

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  28. I would have never guessed that the footed bowl wasn't made that way! Fantastic!

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  29. Very nice! What kind of glue did you use to put them together?
    Cindy

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  30. Ahhhh-dorable!!

    I want the blue ones! I looooove anything blue! They were so pretty just as candle sticks, but blow you away gorgeous like this!!

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  31. Kudos! You make thrifty look so chic. Your creativity is inspiring. Please share that by linking to my blog bash K.I.S.S. I also host The Homespun Slate @ The Tattered Tag, a fun gathering spot for on-line specialty shops.

    http://thetatteredtag.blogspot.com

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  32. You really did a great job, I would never have known they had a previous life as candle sticks. I have the honor of being your "linky neighbor" over at Coastal Charm, have a wonderful week, tami

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  33. Those are both beautiful!!!! I love the cake stand idea. I have been wanting a cake stand, so I think I will be visiting some thrift stores soon.

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  34. Love the idea! I think I will have to head out to my local flea market this weekend... :)

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  35. Love the new twist on an old project. You bright colors and all in glass make this outstanding. Check out my site for my giveaway.

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  36. Those are really beautiful. I am hosting a link party that opens up tonight at 8pm EST. This would be great for you to link up. I hope you will stop by. www.diybydesign.blogspot.com

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  37. This is a very clever and unique idea which I have not seen before. Love the mix of glass colors.

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  38. these are SO pretty!! I love the colors! What amazing finds! Thanks so much for linking up to handmade tuesdays @ ladybug blessings! www.ladybug-blessings.com

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  39. Love it and love the colors! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  40. Very cute! Those are great colors!

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  41. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Craft Edition - I featured you today! - Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

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  42. I'm your newest follower. I love these finds. I never find good stuff thrifting. I'm totally jealous. I'd love for you to visit my blog sometime!

    http://theloops13.blogspot.com/

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  43. I'm so glad you linked up this post to my party. Hope to see you at next week's party again.

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  44. Love the color of that turquoise piece! They turned out great--thanks for showing these!
    Mary

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  45. Okay, I'm totally in love with these. They turned out beautifully! I love the colors!

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  46. The altered glass pieces look wonderful. I've done several of the $Store hurricanes & candlesticks, but have yet to find some cool pieces like you found. I keep looking, though, and keep collecting great ideas of how to put them together. Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower.
    CAS

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  47. That's a great idea! I'll have to see if I can part with any of my candlesticks and try this out. Thanks for the idea!

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  48. I have made some of these myself. I have a question though, did you find colored candle sticks (I haven't seen any as of yet) or what did you use to color them? The paints I have used covers it solidly. Thanks ahead of time for your help! :)

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  49. Hi, Allison! I'm admiring all your creative posts here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

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