July 05, 2016

When Thrift Store “Randoms” Become a Coordinated Set

As a DIY blogger, I sometimes (okay, OFTEN) buy “random” things from Goodwill…particularly from the housewares section. I just never know when an idea will hit me…but when I see something that I *think* might inspire a project later on down the road, it always ends up in my shopping cart.

I swear I’m not a hoarder! It just goes with the blogging territory.

But on the flip side, sometimes these “random” pieces end up working together- eclectically coordinated in their own special, thrifty way. And that’s what happened with this unusual trio- a small wooden cutting board, a metal candle holder, and a clear glass bowl.

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They were all purchased during different thrifting excursions at different stores, but they somehow ended up piled atop each other in my craft room. And thus an idea was born- why not create a chic little vanity set for the powder room?

For the cutting board, I decided to forgo my usual go-to (i.e., paint). Instead, I purchased some marbled peel-and-stick contact paper to wrap it in.

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After watching this video, I followed the instructions to expertly wrap the board so that the corners were neat. Thank goodness for YouTube, right?

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In a matter of minutes, I had transformed it from a scarred and scuffed wooden cutting board…

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…into a nice slab of white marble- perfect for a bathroom vanity!

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All I needed to do was wash and dry the gold candle holder and the glass bowl- and just like that, an eclectic vanity tray/set was born.

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I filled the bowl with cotton balls and set some beauty favorites on the “marble” tray and candle holder “platform”. The blend of neutral colors worked perfectly together- and the gold candle holder added some metallic pizazz as well as height.

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To mix things up, I can even turn the candle holder upside down and use the curly-q legs to hold bracelets and rings! Talk about double duty bonus on the super duper cheap.

Craft on!

Sadie

One Comment

  1. Another great idea!