Hello sweet Friends! Anyone out there as obsessed with dishes as I am? One place I always check out at thrift stores is the dish aisle. Lord knows I don’t need one more single solitary dish, but just between you and me…I look at them anyway. Occasionally, some make it into my cart.
Today three such pieces are getting their chance to be more than they ever thought they could:
They became a sweet place to toss your favorite jewelry pieces:
It is perfect for earrings, rings, and bracelets, especially those pieces you use every day.
Look familiar? I shared one I created one very similarly last year.
The spindle pieces holding the dishes together were once candlesticks that I cut to fit using my miter saw…
I attached them to the china using (affiliate link) E6000 glue:
That glue takes about 24 hours to completely dry, but it works amazingly well!
I don’t think the bottom piece was originally part of this set, but it coordinates perfectly.
This could also hold make up!
Here is the one I made using a few aqua pieces in this very same way last year as part of my March Madness series:
That is one of the few pieces I kept for myself. It sits on my bathroom vanity and I use it daily. You can see more of it HERE.
It also got me a two page magazine spread!
Woot woot! It was fun coming across it at Michaels while traveling with GMC last Summer. My buddy, Nancy from Artsy Chicks Rule, snapped that picture. We were following the World’s Longest Yard Sale in search of treasures to furnish a Habitat for Humanity house for a very special family! What an amazing experience that was. You can read all about it HERE.
I made another one of these organizers that was very similar since I had a few more of those cool blue pieces, and that sold in my booth, so I knew I wanted to create another one with some of these pretty floral pieces I’ve been
This is $3 worth:
It’s amazing what you can make for next to nothing!
Unfortunately I won’t be hosting my March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days Series this year. I absolutely LOVED meeting ya’ll here every day during the last two Marches. I loved creating all those pieces to share, and it really got my creative juices energized! Plus I tackled a ton of items that had been hanging around my garage for way too long.
However, after all that time at my computer writing those posts last year, I ended up with a bum shoulder. That is the only thing I can figure that caused it. It is finally feeling good again so I don’t want to chance hurting it again. Don’t count me out for next year yet though.
Thanks for visiting today!
Meet me back here Thursday to see how I saved this antique table from my Mom’s attic:
Have a fantastic day! 😀
UPDATE: See how this neglected gem turned out HERE now!
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