Second, the following project is a birthday gift for my mom so if you know her don't mention it to her!
Last (but certainly not least!), this project is a part of Reinvented's Trash to Treasure Tuesday! So go visiting and see all the other wonderful projects!
Yes I know it is Wednesday. That's just me, always a day late and a dollar short. *sigh*
At Joann Fabric and Crafts I found an adorably ruffle-edged salad plate they were clearancing and as soon as I saw it I knew it would be the perfect companion to a broken candle holder base I've had banging around my junk piles for years.
I actually liked the original vintage-style turquoise color, but that won't go with my mom's bedroom decor of creamy white and soft peach.
I bought a can of spray paint specifically for plastic items and first cleaned the plate with rubbing alcohol to remove any oil left behind by my hands (my brother's suggestion and since he took a painting class - I mean House of Kolor painting not beret and bagels painting - I thought I'd better listen!).
With two good coats of paint the plate looks like it was always that color!
I did not paint the candleholder base - its current color will work just great!
Once it was dry and cured (I waited a few days) I glued my candle base to the plate bottom using E6000 adhesive.
Now she's got a cake plate-inspired spot to toss her jewelry if she doesn't feel like putting it totally away.
Hurray for organization with a little style, a little creativity and very little money!