I know, I know! Spray paint can be messy and drippy and the color choices aren't as great as regular paint, but nothing else allows you to transform a pile of thrift store junk like this:
Into something like this:
I took a cheese plate, a candelabra, a goblet, a brass candleholder, a tin tiered tray and two frames and gave them new life in a matter of minutes. The goblet and brass candleholder were glued (using the wonderful E-3600 - look for it at a craft store near you!) to cream plates that I bought for .50 cents each. Now they're cake stands. The candelabra is my favorite, though.
I think it was sterling plated and I picked it up for $4.98 at Music City Thrift here in Nashville. I plan to put it in my new antique booth and sell it for $15. We'll see if I get any takers. If not, I'm happy to keep it for myself.
Oh, and those wood candleholders behind it in the picture? I bought one at Pier One, thinking I'd go back for more once they went on sale. Then I realized there was a much cheaper way to get the "multiple candleholder" look I wanted. I found the other two at thrift stores for $2 each and painted them myself. I like that they're all slightly different styles and heights, but the paint unifies them.
Next time I'll highlight my new booth at the Tennessee Antique Mall, so stay tuned!