I hope everyone had a fantastic long weekend! Besides being at school and having a tonne of homework to do this was still a very relaxing weekend for me. Having the husband at home four days in a row definitely helps with that.
I spotted these candle holders at a store called Ten Thousand Villages. They were on clearance now for only $3.99 each. This was right after the husband and I vowed not to make any more silly purchases but I bought them anyways because what’s $10 and when I showed them to him he loved them. Score! Money well spent!
You also may notice that on the top of that container holding the Q-tips it says “Bath & Body Works.” Yes, that was a $20 candle. After spending that much money on a candle I wasn’t about to just throw out the pretty container so I decided to reuse and recycle.
After googling different methods of removing wax I finally got it out. I placed the candle in the freezer for a few hours, the wax should then just pop out but of course it didn’t so I poured some boiling hot water then in there. With a butter knife it came out fairly easily. I was then just left with the waxy residue. That was the trickiest to clean but after washing and washing and washing it I finally got rid of it. I had another candle that I wanted to do the exact same too but sadly the glass broke.
I scoured the thrift store for a tray to hold the goodies but nothing was quite right – they were either too big or too small or too deep or too shallow. I then stumbled upon this wooden one from CB2 for only $9.95. You can hardly get a tray in a thrift store and redo it for that price so I went for it.
The husband loves this new little addition to our bathroom probably for several reasons. He no longer has to go into my cupboard full of nail polish to get a Q-tip only to have them all spill out and he has found a new spot for his face wash. It’s conveniently sitting on the counter now. Why don’t men like to bend their legs and grab something from the cupboard?! If I let him, he would store everything in this container.
And there we have it. An easy and inexpensive way to make your dingy bathroom just a little more beautiful