When Erica over at On Bliss Street asked me to join her in the Cent-Sational Salvage Challenge, I was immediately intrigued. I love a good upcycled project, and when I found out that Jess at Live Randomly Simple, Timisha at Toolbox Divas and Jason at East Coast Upcyclers were on board, I knew I was in! The rules of this challenge are pretty simple. All I had to do was take the monthly theme and head over to my local Habitat Restore and promise not to spend over $15 on my project. You can use materials you already have on hand to help you with your project, too. This month’s theme was Kitchen Utensils, and my project was made with a mere $1.59.
- 3 Butter Knives
- 1 Saucer plate
- Chalk paint and brush
- Hot glue/glue gun
I originally bought just a set of butter knives, thinking I would use them to make hooks to hang something. I like to be original, though, so I decided against that idea since I’ve seen so many people do that. I came up with the idea to use the knives as legs for an upcycled candleholder, so I went back to the Habitat Restore and bought a saucer so I could complete my plan.
I decided to paint the saucer with some chalk paint I already had in my craft stash because it looked pretty boring to start with and needed some color. A couple of coats later I was ready to assemble my upcycled candleholder and attach the legs.
All that my upcycled candleholder needed now was a candle.
If you have enough knives, you could easily make matching candleholders. Just bend the knives at different lengths to adjust the height if you want the heights varied. Unfortunately, I only have two knives left, so I’ll have to think of another project for them. Ideas, anyone?
So, how do you think I did on this month’s Cent-Sational Salvage Challenge? I hope you’ll stop by and visit the other bloggers participating to see what they’ve come up with this month, too. This challenge was so much fun, and I already know what I’m doing for next month’s challenge. I can’t wait to show it to you! Would you like a hint? It involves a switch plate. That’s all I can say for now, so you’ll have to stop by again next month to see my creation.