Remember this piece from this What the Heck Is It? post. Thanks to you guys I found out that it’s a vintage Dilly candle holder.
When my reader friend Dona sent this to me awhile back I had a few ideas of how to repurpose it, but none of them worked out. Then when I saw the pics in the What the Heck post it suddenly came to me.
I wanted to keep the silver areas silver so I covered them up with painters tape.
Then I went into my jello mold stash and found the perfect one. The green tape square is so that glue will stick to the unpainted surface.
Then all it took was 3 light coats of a pretty pink chalky finish spray paint, and once it was dry I gave it a light spray with a chalky finish wax coating.
I love pink and silver together.
I glued the jello mold to the top with Marine Goop Adhesive because that’s what I had on hand, but E6000 would probably work too.
And just like that… it was done.
I’m using this for my jewelry that I wear more often. The rest of my jewelry is kept on my repurposed cooking grill jewelry organizer.
Here I’ve hung the earrings I wear most often, and one of my favourite necklaces is in the jello mold.
More earrings around the back.
The hook that’s meant for a candle snuffer is the perfect place to hang my vintage butterfly charm bracelet, one of my prized possessions.
I only wear it on special occasions, but I love to look at it every day.
I don’t wear many bracelets, rings, or brooches,.. but here are a few favourites.
It now sits on the dresser in my bedroom looking all pretty. Thanks a million Dona!
So far the cats have left it completely alone. We’ll see how long that lasts. lol.
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So the next time you don’t know what to do with a particular item try taking a picture of it on a neutral background. This allows you to see it all by itself, without all the stuff around it that can be distracting.
Doing that certainly helped me in this case, so maybe it will help you too.
Thanks so much for reading and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!