The other day I was cleaning my kitchen and realized I have no place to keep my sponges and it was about time I did something about it! They are either in the sink, under the sink, or on the counter. I do not know about you but it drives me crazy when there is a sponge in the sink getting covered in crud off of the dirty plates, but I also don’t want it just sitting on the counter either.
I have a tote under my sink that houses cleaning supplies and my hubby always seems to throw the sponges in there, so when I am looking for it I have to dig and dig and get more annoyed by the second. So no matter where it is, I end up going a tad bonkers looking at it or for it.
I knew I needed something fun to sit by my sink to hold my sponges, but I was not sure exactly what I wanted to make. So while at my shop looking through our glorified junk supply I found a loaf pan. Then BOOM it hit me like a ton of bricks. Perfect catch all tray. I kept digging until I found something I could attach to the bottom of it.
Candlestick + Loaf pan = Awesome Sauce! It was so simple to make and only took about 30 minutes to make, not including the time for the E6000 to dry. All you need is some spray paint, steel wool, matte clear coat, and some super strong glue like E6000.
Spray paint both pieces and let it dry. Then go over them with the steel wool until you have the desired amount of rustic charm. Dust off any steel wool pieces and powder from sanding it. Once that is done, spray it with your clear coat. Let that dry, then glue the pieces together. I will say that since the loaf pan is light, put something heavy in the pan while the glue is drying. I put some rocks in mine to hold it down to the candlestick. Wait until its completely dry before you move it.
And here you have it a super simple DIY with items that you will surly find at any thrift store on any day of the week!
Want another thrift store project? Check out this Snowman Top Hat made from Thrift store finds
What is your favorite thrift store project you have made?
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