Today I’m sharing my incredible thrift find at Goodwill. I’m including an extra tip.
It can be a lot of fun to find that incredible thrift find. I ended up in Goodwill to find some frames. Which was my initial reason for being there that day. You can see my DIY transformation of these frames here. I found quite an incredible collection of frames. With the big load of oversized frames in my cart, I headed to the check out stand.
As I walked down an isle….
As I walked down an isle, my eyes fell on this tarnished candelabra. It was $6.99! I instantly put it in my cart. I couldn’t believe I found such an amazing treasure. Walking to the front of the store, I came to an island display. I instantly was aware of a shiny candelabra sitting on top of the shelf. Picking it up, I could see it was identical to the one I had found. The price tag said it was $12.99. Score!!!
They were tarnished and imperfect. Not so beautiful as they were. For me, I knew the beauties I had in my hands. With some care I imagined them with all their glory on my dining room table. I had no intention of finding these at Goodwill. What an incredible thrift find I ended up with!
I asked the cashier if she would take $6.99 for the candelabra priced at $12.99. She looked around and said, I think I can do that. You can imagine my excitement. What a deal!!
What I did to make them show their beautiful gleaming shine.
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When I got them home I was exited to get these beauties to gleam and shine. I wasn’t disappointed. I think after some love and care they ended up beautiful! These shiny silver candelabras look amazing! You can find how I polished using these methods. I used this silver polish.
Since then our family has had gatherings around the table. We lit up these two candelabras with 10 candles all together. It was the perfect touch to our table.
Initially I used tall candles. They were so hard to keep straight and got in the way when having conversations across the table. The tall candles were 10 inches. I found some shorter candles. You can find them here.
In the above photo it’s hard to tell. But it made all the difference to have these 7 inch candles.
An extra tip for getting straight candles.
Have you ever had issues keeping your candles straight? I definitely do regularly. I found a good product that has worked for this purpose. You can see below how my candle is crooked.
I applied this adhesive. It’s called Stick-Um.
You dip the end of the candle into the paste like adhesive. I rolled it side to side and dipped the bottom part of the candle to get a good amount of the Stick-Um on the end. It depends on your candle holder as to how much you need to apply.
Afterwards I put the candle into the holder. I held it in place until it seemed to get firm. So far it has worked as it promises.
I hope I encouraged you to go to your local Goodwill and find your own incredible thrift finds. And learned a new tip to get your candles to stay up straight.