You may remember just a couple weeks ago I was over at The Crafting Chicks making the little glittered house gift box. Well I'm beyond thrilled to have Kristen (one of the Crafting Chicks) here today. I think we have all been lusting after those pie tin looking organizers. I know I've been throwing knock off ideas around in my head, but Kristen has come up with an idea better (and EASIER!) than anything I've thought of so far.....
Hi everyone! I'm really excited to be here with Taylor at Mary Jane and Galoshes. I'm Kirsten, one of the five "chicks" from thecraftingchicks.com. Over at our site, we do all sorts of DIY projects...everything from darling Hutch Makeovers from Brooke, BLUE Play Kitchens, My first building project, to little Pies in a Jar. We are a bunch of proud moms with 16 kids between the five of us, that have "craft therapy" on a regular basis and we love to share our ideas on our site, so there's your personal invite to come and join our community!
Today for you I have a thrift store remake. I have wanted to make something similar to THIS for a long time. I can't stomach the $69 price tag from Pottery Barn. I just barely told my husband that even if we had all the money in the world, I couldn't spend $69 on something I could remake, NO WAY, I hope you would say the same. So I spend $6 at the local Utah thrift store (the DI) and got these beauties, $6 TOTAL.
So I purchased Rust-Oleum 2x spray paint, the same color used on this side table, I literally went on a painting rampage that day. I used the lid of a sandwich tray to keep those suckers contained. Rolling the candlesticks around and spraying seemed to work pretty well. One coat worked well especially since I didn't mind if the gold shined through, even though it didn't. I am so into yellow/gold lately.
After the paint dried, I used E6000 glue, which is the only glue for metal and glass, to adhere the candlesticks to the old cake pans. I love that these pans are weathered and even rusted in areas because I plan to use this for packaged treats and other supplies.
I glued one candlestick upside down to make it match and not look so much like 2 candlesticks. When looking for pans to use for this, make sure that the bottoms of the pans are flat and not bend, otherwise this would turn out to be a hot mess and they wouldn't look right. I let the glue dry overnight.
School supplies and a snack. Perfect. Total cost: $6 and some leftover spray paint :).
These are fun because you can load them up with just about anything.
These 3-tiered stands have been all over the Internet, but this is my version and I really love how it turned out. Thanks Taylor for having me as your guest today. Your blog is amazing and inspiring!
So ladies come and visit us at thecraftingchicks.com!!
I could not be more excited about that organizer! And the colors are perfect, the blue goes so well with the natural color of the tins. Thanks Kristen for being here today. I'm now headed out the door for the supplies, I can not wait to make this project any longer!