Sunday, October 2, 2011

Repurposing an Old Sugar Mold

A few weeks back on WUSLU they had old mexican sugar molds for sale.  I thought they were so cool but a bit out of my price range.  So I searched on Ebay and found one for a lot cheaper.  It has a couple chips in the wood at one end but that just adds to the character.  I love the worn wood look and it works perfectly as a candleholder on the top of the short wall in our bathroom!

I also had a fluer de lis finial on the shelf that I bought a while back.  It had previously been red but I painted it with a layer of gold paint then green and did a light sanding to have the gold show through.  I had to go over it again in spots where the gold paint had rubbed off down to the red layer.  I was trying to go for a patina like the base of the bird I also have in the bathroom here:

So it went from this:

To this:

And here is the fluer de lis finial and the sugar mold/candleholder:

And another angle for good measure :o)

And if I'm in the mood for a relaxing, candle lit bubble bath I can move the candleholder to the edge of the tub.

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