Friday, November 5, 2010
Sweet candlestick makeover
Yes, I'm still here! One round of chemo down, 7 more to go, so let's keep this wagon rolling! Here's a sweet little candle and candle holder makeover which was short and easy and makes me smile and smile. And ladies, your sweet sweet thoughts during my cancer struggle is a boon and inspiration to me. I appreciate all your love and concern!
These sad little pillar candles were not looking so spiffy and the shabby chic candlesticks had seen their best days. Their previous sparkly plastic crystals were cloudy and tired and the whole set lacked "oomph." So once again, my hero daughter Insanely Creative Christy, came to the rescue. I told her my thoughts and she gave me hers and off we went!
Ah, the spray paint table also used occasionally for picnics and family cookouts. A fresh oilcloth tablecover always hides our painting sins when the family gets together. Here comes the gloss black spray paint and a whole new look for these curlicue holders! (In the background are some halloween steel cutouts which we have rustified for a real shabby look. Loved them!)
Jute twine and hot glue to the rescue. We weren't looking for perfection here, but a bit of shabbified chic to make the candles look Pottery Barnish and vintage, maybe? Anyway, we like it so far.
And here they are on my over the top embellished Halloween counter, but we like them, we like them alot! Christy tried tiny book leaves around them but they were too plain, so she went tres simple with the tiny black bows and it was genius! LOVE THEM!
AH, here's a much nicer picture without all that background clutter! Don't you love them? They are just so clean and shabby and rustic and curvy and a perfect focal point for a tablescape, side display or even on their own. Twine around the bottom with some book page leave autumn garlands and you have a gorgeous mantel display. LOVE THEM! Now we get to go play with them and set them up with other foofaraw for my Thanksgiving display. Such fun!
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