Thursday, July 26, 2018

Update a Wrought Iron Stand

It's that time again - The Thrift Store Upcycle Challenge on the fourth Thursday of the month - where a group of creative bloggers come together to share their lovely transformations of a thrift store item. Who doesn't love thrift store upcycle projects - whether it's actually creating one or admiring how an item from a thrift store was transformed!

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The Rules:
  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
  • There's no monthly theme.
  • There's no budget to stick to.

Meet the Hosts

  Gail | Purple Hues and Me - Michelle | Our Crafty Mom 
 Amanda | Domestically Creative - Debra | Shoppe No. 5 

Make sure you follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!

 When I picked up this wrought iron stand from the Goodwill, I didn't have a clue what I would do with it. But it was only a dollar so how could I not buy a great piece like this! 

I thought about turning it into a decorative stand to display whatever.  I like the look of black wrought iron and the finish was in pretty good shape, except for the top, so I wasn't interested in painting it another color. First, I considered stenciling a mirror and attaching that, but I couldn't find the size I needed locally. But then I remembered I had a frosted glass candle plate that .  .  .

fit the top perfectly! Woohoo!

And I already had a Martha Stewart stencil in pretty florals that I taped on and then dabbed with my favorite purple paints for glass.  First, in a light purple that didn't show up too well. So I let that dry.  

And then added a deeper shade right over the first.

For a lovely translucent effect!

Quick and easy!

To seal the paint Paint is permanent after air drying 21 days or can be baked to expedite permanence. Bake method: Let project air dry 1 hour, place in cool oven. Set temperature to 350 degrees F and bake for 30 minutes (glass must heat gradually). After 30 minutes, turn oven off and let cool in oven.

What a lovely way to transform a candle plate to adorn a thrift store wrought iron stand! 

And now for more thrifty goodness!  Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!


  1. This is beautiful! What a great idea to use the candle tray. I also like the look of the black wrought iron.

  2. What a wonderful find! The fact that you had a perfectly fit candle holder to use as a top shows it was just meant to be. Great job! :)

  3. Always amazing to see your creative handiwork. The stand is lovely and to think you already had a candle plate. Love the pretty flower.

  4. Great project! It's nice to have "elevators" to be able to have some items be taller than others in a display. Yours in truly a bargain!

  5. This came out so pretty. To pretty to put a candle on top of it.

  6. That's a great up-cycle Gail. It still amazes me what people donate. I am so glad they do though! You found and created a great score.


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