Simple Candle Tray Makeover

I have been wanting a candle tray centerpiece for my coffee table for a while. So I have been on the lookout at thrift and craft stores for an affordable tray that I could find cheap.  I wasn’t able to find one cheap enough in the design I wanted.  I kept my eyes open for one that was affordable that I could possibly redo.  I was in Hobby Lobby when I came across this tray on clearance for 80% off.  It had great potential and the price was right at under $3.00.

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I decided that this tray would be perfect to repaint.  I used simple gray chalk paint to paint this piece and a disposable foam paint brush.  I already had chalk-paint on hand, but if you don’t you can find tons of DIY recipes on Pinterest.

After the paint was dried I added all these bits to get the finished look.

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Stones purchased @ Dollar Tree: Cost $1.00

Votive Holder 2 pack purchased @ Dollar Tree used one: Cost$.50

Candle Rope Glass Holder: Flea Market Find: Cost $1.00

Succlent piece:  Already had

Lanterns:  Goodwill Find: Cost: $.50

Tray: Hobby Lobby: $2.70


So for under $10.00  I have a lovely candle tray.  This is a picture at night.

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Penny or Pot?

I had a hard time coming up with a name for my blog which I am sure all bloggers do when starting. I wanted my name to reflect what my blog was going to be about. I wanted my blog name to shout, “If you love saving money and want to learn then this is the blog for you.”  I have also been frugal and found every creative way possible to save money and live to the fullest.  I want to focus on joy in life and finding creative ways to do things you love while saving money!

In the end I choose the name inforapennyin4apound because I go all in when it comes to saving money.

The other name I was tossing around was, A Pot to Pee In.  When I was younger my mother always used this southern expression about her childhood growing up.  She grew up in a large family with 12 siblings and would say they didn’t have a pot to pee in.  I guess that always stuck out and I have always made it a point to be careful with money.


So what do you think? Can a blog name really shout what it’s going to be about. Do you like inforapennyin4apound or apottopeein better?