Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Candlestick Makeover

I love candlesticks. But I hate retail prices! And I hardly ever find them thrifting. But I have managed to collect a few, 5 to be exact. I didn't really have plan for them as I collected them, but I finally drug them out and gave them a paint job. Here they are before. This one was $1 and had a $20 price tag on the bottom.





For this one, we took out the little part that holds a taper. And apparently I forgot to take a picture of the last one, but it painted gold. Yuck.








And here they are now. Missing one candle of course. Why are decent candles to hard to find? I didnt want the kind with the rounded tops, but that's all I could find that were white. Any suggestions? I also added the little milk glass thing I found.







What I'm not sure on, is the color. It's Blue Ocean Breeze from Krylon. It looks more turquoise in real life than those pictures. Are they too bright? As you can see, our walls are beige but I'm slowly trying to add more color. I thought about Peekaboo Blue (Krylon) but I kinded of wanted an aqua-ish color. Please share your honest opinion of the color! :)



I had to run to Michael's yesterday so I grabbed another candle. That yellow pottery is McCoy & I dug it out of my back yard!


I'm linking up to:
Categorically Crafting at Someday Crafts
DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land
Transformation Thursday at the Shabby Chic Cottage
Look What I Made at Creations by Kara
Idea Sharing Wednesday at Women Who Do It All
Look At Me, I'm So Crafty at It's FUN to Craft!
Show & Share Day at Just a Girl
Show & Tell at Blue Cricket Design

25 comments:

Kim's Treasures said...

They are so beautiful!!! Great job! Wish I could find something cool buried in my backyard...love it!

Gordostyle said...

I am LOVING the color! I think they look great!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I use that paint color ALL the time - it is perfect to add a pop of fun color. Thumbs up from me!

Leanne said...

Very pretty! I love the color. I'm painting candlesticks tomorrow. How funny! I'm also having a Organizing Linky Party tomorrow if you'd like to join in the fun.

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

absolutely delightful! so pretty and cheerful! ...and I love that color. I hopped over from "A Soft Place to Land" and I am so happy that I did! Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day this week when you get a moment. I have become a follower and would be honored if you choose to do the same!

Vintage Remixed said...

Love the color you picked, and I love the little vintage fan. I looked at one like that today. Was tempted to get it, but it needed rewiring bad.

The Thriftress said...

I love the color! I'm dying to paint something turquoise. I also think that milk glass thing is so cool!
Sarah

Pam @ bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful said...

That color is beautiful! Stopping by from reinvented.

Lori said...

Love that blue! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

I love the blue candlesticks. Oh, that old fan is just fabulous...I want one! Linda

Cap Creations said...

Nice job! They look good!

Pam @ Design Fanatic said...

They look great! That Krylon blue is sure purdy ;)

miss corner cape said...

looks great, love the color. i spray painted my lamps similar to that color, so i quite like it. good job.

Pam said...

Love this color. i just found it too and painted a candlestick and a frame. I think it is more turquoise also.
Pam

Jill from Women Who Do It All said...

Oooo, I love the color! Great job on the re-do, thanks for sharing!
-Jill

Carmen said...

I love this color! I think the candlesticks look GREAT! And I actually have a project like this planned. I am using the color Bahama Sea though. It's a little darker.

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

LOVE these candlesticks! Every Tuesday, I host a Turquoise Tuesday Linky Party. You may want to link this project next Tuesday!

Katie said...

I love the color!!!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Me too! I love the color!!
*hugs*deb

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Love, Love, Love the color! I am featuring these at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com!

Atticmag said...

That's a great color for the candlesticks and it looks like a super job. I have a piece of furniture almost that color and find it goes with most everything. Thanks for stopping by. -- Jane F.

Charity said...

What a great find! And colour!!!!

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

They look gorgeous now! And I LOVE the color! So fresh and spring-y.

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

Oh I just love that color. I think they look great together. Thanks for sharing at 'Look at me, I'm SO Crafty!' at Fun to Craft.

Leenda said...

I think the color looks nice with your light walls, but if you want to "tone it down" some without completely changing the color you could try glazing it or even "distressing" them just slightly. It sort of gives them a gently used look that "takes the edge off".

Great project!

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