I found some cool candle holder dealies at Goodwill a while back. On the same trip I found a glass dome. I had the grand idea to make a cloche by painting one of them and combining it with the glass dome. (The candle holders were painted a really groovy navy blue swirled with orange.) For some reason, I bought both of the candle holders.
Well, most items I find at Goodwill seem to need a bath. So I got home and immediately threw these guys in the dishwasher.
So I tried sanding. That got old pretty fast, and didn’t help much.
And they have been sitting on our kitchen counter ever since, waiting for me to figure out just what exactly I’m going to do to salvage them. More sanding? More primer? Just paint them and see how they look? Just hide the ugly parts by turning them against the wall?
I think I’ve decided.
They are going back to Goodwill for someone else to tackle. Sometimes you’ve just got to throw in the towel and admit that your screw-up might need more attention or skills than you are willing or able to give it.
I’m keeping the dome with faith that I’ll find another base to put under it. It had potential!