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Thursday, March 4, 2010

DIY Apothecary

If you follow the DIY blog world, you have seen a million of these. If you don't, then this is totally my original idea {wink!}.

I started with this gaudy gold candle holder I found at the Salvation Army and knew I could help her.. This picture does not do it enough injustice. I also started to work again before I remembered the pictures. Ugh!!

I used Krylon Black Satin {real exciting, huh?}. It took two coats and now she is beauty-ful! {Pics are bad...overly cloudy this afternoon}

Here she is in all her glory. I also got this jar at the SA. I will glue it to the base, I just didn't know if I would like the way it looked, so I decided to live with it for a little while. I have decided I love it and will glue it tomorrow. That's my living room in the background, but I will be putting this in my downstairs bathroom.

FYI: The candlestick and jar were a total of $2.35!

Tomorrow is half off day at the Salvation Army {yay!}, so we will be headed over there after dropping my son off at school.

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  1. that looks so amazing! (coming from fingerprints on...)

  2. I love apothecary jars but can't do the price tag that usually comes with them! I don't feel like I can ever have enough, so I check out every link to see each creative twist on them. Great job,thanks for sharing!

  3. Looks wonderful. What a creative idea. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I've been wanting to try this myself! Great job! New follower here!

  5. It turned out great--I like that you painted the base black. Thanks for linking up!

  6. Love it! And don't you just love 1/2 off days at the SA and GW stores!

  7. LOVE this- I collect hurricanes and think this'd be the perfect addition to my collection. :)
    If you're interested, we have a Friday Fun Find party... we'd love it if you'd link up!

  8. turned out great!!

    I'm hosting a giveaway a@ my blog!! Stop by and check it out!!


  9. this looks great. I wonder why I'm so hesitant to create one of these?!? They all turn out so lovely! I need to have more faith! Great job!

  10. Love it! And only $2.35... oh my gosh... that is a great find!!

  11. I'm totally in love with this...

    Great find.

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thurs. Please join me next week for another great party.

  12. Terrific idea, I love the way it turned out! :)