Re Purposed/ Up Cycled Dessert Platter
I happen to find a set of metal candle stick holders at a thrift shop for a $1.99. I just couldn't pass them up. They were pretty old and beat up, but that was nothing that a fresh coat of spray paint couldn't fix. My first thought was to spray them and keep them as candle stick holders. I had already decided I would paint them red and I thought they'd be a nice addition to my holiday decor. The more I pondered, I decided they would be much more useful as a dessert platter!
- gloves for spraying
- Krylon spray paint
- Krylon clear protective finish
I sprayed my candle stick outside. This was so I wouldn't get over spray on any of my furniture and of course for obvious ventilation reasons. I let the first coat dry for 15 minutes before I sprayed a second coat.
Next, I sprayed a final coat of the Krylon clear protective coat and let dry over night.
The last step in the process was to affix the plate top on top of the candle stick. This was done with a glue gun. I applied a coat of glue to the top of the candle stick and then placed the candle stick to the center of the bottom side of the plate. I let this dry for about 15 minutes. I then applied another coat of glue around the rim of where the candle stick meets the plate.
Note: This should be gently hand washed. I did not submerge in water. I hand washed with a sponge and soapy water.
Now what will be my next re purpose/up cycle project. I encourge you to take a look around your house and see what you can give a new purpose to.