It is that time of the month again when my pals the Thrifty Chicks get together and share creations based on a particular item. Can you guess what it is this month? I will give you a hint, it is silverware. So I decided how to make a candleholder using a serving spoon is easy and adds charm to the kitchen.
Now, this idea came quickly to me, that doesn’t always happen. I had a boxful of silverware I picked up and it was just waiting for a project. And I bought the cutting board on a recent thrift store shopping trip. And it all came together. You can see another easy candleholder project here.
The cutting board showed years of use. It even had a burn mark so I sanded both sides to smooth it out.
The next step is painting. I used a cream paint mixed with Poppie’s Furniture Paint Powder. I love this product. It gives a chalk-like finish at a fraction of the cost. Guess what? The cream color wasn’t doing it for me. It didn’t look right with the silverware. It was repainted it white.
So after painting the cutting board 4 times. Two for each color, I sanded the cutting board and waxed it.
The silver serving spoon had a slight curve to it. In order for it to lay on the board, I placed a towel over it and gently hammered it down. Then I actually found a little wood screw with some age to it. And it fits perfectly in the design of the spoon. Did you notice I didn’t polish it? I like the tarnished look.
A pilot hole was drilled where the spoon was going to be placed on the breadboard. The spoon was screwed on the cutting board and the project is complete. Well not until I placed the flameless candle on the spoon. I will caution you about using a real candle on it.
When I was planning out the project I considered painting on a stencil on the cutting board where the spoon would go. I decided I liked the simplicity of the plain board and silver. What do you think? Can you believe how to make a candleholder using a serving spoon is so easy?
Now for some more terrific ideas, please be sure to visit my Thrifty Chicks pals to see what projects they created.
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