Monday, February 20, 2012

DIY Candlesticks

Recently I had one of those  "saw them - didn't get them - went back for them - too late they were already gone" moments, which turned into a "don't need these anymore - should probably get rid of them - wait maybe I can use them for something else" moments, which turned into a "DUH! Why didn't I think of that sooner" moment.  That ever happen to you?

So I'm at Marshalls looking at stuff I don't need and have nowhere to put when all of a sudden I spy with my little brown eye these candlesticks that I DO need and I DO have a place for (hubby?  are you reading???)!  but i didn't get them....What?  Huh?  The Earth must have been off of its axis that day.

Around the same time I was remodeling my master bedroom (you can read about that here), which left me with two pretty, but broken table lamps.



I brought them to that spot in the garage that serves as a go-between for items that are probably going to end up on the curb, but I'm not emotionally ready to part with them yet.  That's when a lightbulb went on (not the lamps, they are broken remember?).   So I strapped on my DIY cape, grabbed a paint brush and went to work.


Removing the cord was a snap.  Then I used my handy-dandy A.S.C.P. in a combo of Old White, Chateau Grey and Olive followed by some brown wax.


Pretty cool huh?


Don't you just love happy endings? (Hubby, stop reading!)

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulicious week!
xoxo,
Kim




16 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

LOVE IT! How wonderful that you were able to recycle those lamps into beautiful candle holders....

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Your candlesticks are gorgeous. Love the color.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great redo - I like them very much!
Yes - I have those kind of moments to often, and that is why I have stuff around that I should have kicked to the curb long ago.
Have a great week.

Pat said...

Very clever idea. I love your "new" candlesticks, Kim.

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Such a cute story :) and the candleholders are fabulous! I looked at your bedroom redo too, so so awesome!
Cheers, Andrea

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Nice, Kim! I still have not tried ASCP....mayhap I should!

xo,
RJ

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

VERY cool, Kim! Do you know how much these types of candlesticks cost in the stores! I just saw some yesterday at Tuesday Morning, too, and pooh-poohed at the price they wanted. Great job, Kim, and I'll bet you are so glad you didn't toss them yet!

Blondie's Journal said...

What a neat idea! You are smart to have that halfway stop in your garage so you can go back for a piece when you have an idea! Great job!

XO,
Jane

The Johnson Familia said...

oooh! Fabulous! I really, really love your project!

Country Dreaming said...

These look really cool! Don't you just love it when a plan comes out the way you thought it would? :)

Melinda

CAS said...

What a great transformation, Kim! That was very clever of you, & a beautiful end result.
CAS

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Well that is so clever. I absolutely love them. What great colors also, they look perfect on the coffee table. Fun, fun, fun. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

Chubby N Chieque said...

Absolutely cool...

TY for sharing the smart idea.

Greetings from a freezing and icy Stockholm,
/chie

Kristel said...

I love your "new" candlesticks! So very creative! I have my moments of "Put away stuff for years, they get in the way, end up being donated, forget about them, and then I go looking for them, and they are no where to be found" I so need a in between place myself! Loving your blog too, thanks for stopping by mine, I'm your newest follower.

Christina said...

That desk in your front living room with the drop down front. I have the full on version of that in my front living room. Can't wait for you to see it.

Eclectically Vintage said...

Now you don't have to kick yourself for not getting those candlesticks! Yours are much better!!
Kelly