I’ve paired up with 19 other talented ladies to bring you a monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge. Each month we will create a new home decor piece from an item(s) we’ve found at a thrift store, yard sale, resale shop etc. There is no budget or specific theme so we are free to let our creativity run wild!
Meet the Hosts
Amanda | The Kolb Corner Chelc| Inside the Fox Den
Erlene | My Pinterventures Kim | Made in a Day Sara | Twelve on Main
Debra | Shoppe No. 5 Shirley | Intelligent Domestications
Marie | DIY Adulation Lindsay | Crazy Organized Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Julie | Live From Julie’s House Dru | Polka Dot Poplars
Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles Pili | Sweet Things Channell | Hobnail House
Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek Ann | Duct Tape and Denim
Paula | Virginia Sweet Pea Sherry | Savvy Apron Stacy | Anastasia Vintage
You can also follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!
Upcycled Candlestick Cake Plate
Don’t you just love a good upcycle makeover project that comes together without a hitch?!
Yeah, this was not one of those projects!
Oh, don’t get me wrong, everything turned out in the end, but it wasn’t before I almost heaved it all into the trash bin more than once.
And that was after I actually found what I was looking for at the thrift store in the first place.
You see, I love cake stands. I have several, mostly ceramic or glass and one wood based one that is basically just a wood plate with a dome.
What I was looking for was one kind of like this. Not exactly, but a turned wood pedestal was my focus. The actual plate part I would figure out later.
- look for wood candlesticks free of any embellishment or decoration
- be sure to gather all the needed supplies to complete the project before you begin
- apply several thin coats of paint rather than 1 or 2 thick coats – it is much easier to sand
and finally…….(note to self!)
do not expect perfection- this is a thrift store decor upcycling project, you are not trying to create something to look brand new!
Until next time……
Looking for another neat upcyle project? Check out this upcycled cupboard door turned chalkboard project! And, don’t forget to check out all the link from 19 other bloggers below!