Thursday, 24 October 2013

Ikea and 99c Only Store Makeover - Glass Cake Stand and Stemmed Dish

I have waited a long time to do this post! 
Recycled Ikea plate standWhen I was in Las Vegas last summer I was able to tick off one of the (sad) things on my bucket list by visiting a Dollar Store ………
Picture31…… well, I didn’t quite manage a Dollar Store ….. but  a 99c Only Store was just as brilliant!!!
99c storeWell, Lucy thought I was mad when I bought these two glass candlesticks, but at 61p each they were to good to leave behind, and believe me I had to leave so much behind because of weight and luggage space! 
las vegas scrapbookIn my mind I already knew what I wanted to do with them, but I had to wait until a recent trip to Ikea to complete it.
99c store candlesticksThe candlesticks were fairly light, so I wanted a light glass plate and bowl to go with them, I’d looked in charity shops but nothing I saw was quite right …. then I found this Frodig bowl and side plate in Ikea for just £1.50 each.  Well, it was a done deal!
ikea glass platesAll I needed was some E600 glue, as recommended by Marc, because it sticks like glue to absolutely anything!!!
ikea plate standI am so pleased with the finished results  …. they are light and delicate …. made for just £2.11 each and a couple of dabs of glue, perfect for one of my exclusive soirees……..
ikea plate stand recycled
……. and exactly what I had in mind, all those thousands of miles from home in the most unbelievable heat!!
fiddle faddleOne regret of my visit? I wish I had bought a box of this popcorn, instead of just taking a photo of it!!!
However,  I have just found the 99c Only Store blog, which is well worth a look for some very ingenious craft ideas -


Suze Bain said...

Fab-u-lous! X

Mrs B said...

Hi Helen. Well it was worth the wait, I love the finished stands, you wouldn't know they weren't made that way : ) Take care.