The house that we are renting now has a HORRIBLE vinyl counter in our master bathroom. I mean brown-leaf-patterned vinyl kind of horrible. That being said, I decided to make these little organizers for my grandmother’s gorgeous master bathroom. Her bathroom has a brown and tealish-blue theme with lovely crystal accents and I wanted to decorate these jars to match.
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This is what you need to bling out an old candle jar…
Knobs (I used )
I began this project by cleaning out my candle jars. My old method for cleaning out candle jars took me FOREVER. Today, I stuck a flat head screw driver into the wax and popped the remaining wax right out of the jar. The green candle was a little more difficult, but it still only took a minute or two.
After I got the wax out of the jars, I wiped the lids of the jars with a little rubbing alcohol and sprayed a light coat of primer onto them. After about 10 minutes, I sprayed the lids with paint.
While the paint dried in the garage, I went inside to clean out the wax residue from the jars. This was the part that used to take forever; however, I had a bottle of Goo Gone Spray Gel handy. I just sprayed some of the gel onto the surface, swirled it around in the jar, and wiped it out with a paper towel.
Afterwards, I washed the entire jar with soap and water and used more Goo Gone to remove the adhesive from the label.
To put the labels on the jars, I filled each jar with a small amount of water to create a baseline and insure even placement of my label on the jars.
The last step is to fill the jars and put the lids on. These repurposed candle jars are now gorgeous bathroom organizers that match perfectly with my grandmother’s decor.
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