Sunday, January 3, 2010

Making the Best of It

One of the most frustrating things has gotta be receiving a long awaited package in the mail, only to find its contents broken. That's what happened with my recent shipment from kohl's. I ordered these beautiful candlesticks, only to find this:

Of course, I got a refund and am going to be ordering more. However, I wasn't quite ready to give up yet. So I took some pliers and broke off all the jagged glass, and hot glued it together again. To cover up the hot glue, I brushed a thin layer of silver paint over the joints. About 10 minutes later, it looked like this:

You can barely notice that it's been fixed up. Next time you get a broken shipment, or your toddler knocks over you favorite candlestick, don't just chuck it. It might be salvagable.

1 comment:

pk @ Room Remix said...

It looks great! Can't even tell it used to be broken (and now you have money to buy even more? - PERFECT!) :-)