Thursday, January 29, 2009

Trash To Treasure Tuesday

O.K. So once again I'm a day late and more than a dollar short!! But.. I love being able to join in with Diane and other wonderful bloggers for this fun day. To me there is no greater joy than to take something you've purchased for nothing and turn it into a treasure. Today my trash to treasure are these candle holders.
I have been wanting some mercury glass candle holders but haven't been able to afford them... until after Christmas. Then I was able to purchase the votive holders that you see pictured here as well as the pillar candle holder for 70% off and then another 40% off of the %70 off. Just change I tell ya. Now for the other part of my treasure.
O.K. so I know they're not perfect and maybe don't look exactly like mercury glass... but maybe a little? I took three taper holders and silver leaved them, antiqued them and now all I need to doo is put a shiny clear gloss coat on them . Total cost is under $5.00 for the set of three and a feeling of accomplishment! I did purchase a silver tray that now leans up against the wall behind my faux mercury glass.
Thanks for stopping in and make sure to stop by to see more trash to treasure takes.




Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

You know that's the only time I buy mercury glass stuff, after Christmas. I was in Marshalls last week and they had some candleholders marked down to $5 dollars. I couldn't believe they STILL had some so late!!


Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Oh, I'm in love with the mercury glass myself. Just bought some from Cracker Barrel.

Thanks for linking to Trash to Treasure! Sorry to be so long in getting around this week.


ann said...

Beautiful.Well done.where do they put all the left overs.Hubby went looking for me some Valetine plates.None to be found.We live in a small town.You know darn well AFTER Valentines,they;ll have some on sale???????????????Ann