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Saturday, June 28, 2008

For The Love Of Junk






There were not alot of sales today. In fact Connie and I were home by
10:30 am., That is a record for us. I did manage to pick up a few
kitchen items for my son and his new place, stainless steel everything.
Nice. I also found a wonderful old lamp. Re-wired it, and now it has a
new home in my library.

Speaking of lamps, I came up with this
really neat idea. I had bought a bag full of those electric candles a
few sales back. Put them in my " need to use later box " and used them
today. I took the candle holders from the hallway. Filled the candle
cup with hot glue, sank the electric candle down inside. A new plug,
and electric antique candles.

A really good tip~~~~~ Hot glue
will hold on glass, and metals. When ready to remove just pop off. Glue
will not damage the item at all. So the value of your piece is not
ruined and can be re-stored at any time.

7 comments:

Michelle said...

You are very crafty! Love the idea..

Michelle

Magnolia Street Style said...

Only you can do wonders with hot glue. What a great idea. I will look at candlesticks a little differently now.

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

I just love what you come up with Dona :) I have yet to work up the courage to tackle a lamp, but one of these days I will get to it and I'll know how thanks to you :)

Hugs,
Dena

Linda said...

Dona...this is the best idea! Looks very pretty too. Hugs, Linda

Tracie said...

Hi Dona,
The lamp looks great. Now you need to show me that trick, how to create a "later box" and remember where you put in when the later comes to pass!

Have a happy 4th of July!
xo~Tracie

Linda said...

Happy 4th of July Dona. Hugs, Linda

VINTAGE HOME lifestyle said...

Hi Dona,
Love your ideas and creative touch. Hot glue can do amazing things.
Hugs...
Cathleen