Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Candle Stix Remix

Like most others after I look through the Pottery Barn or Ballards cataloge I am not only inspired but in deep need to most everything in there and since I have the budget of as close to zip zilch nada big fat 0 as possible buying from those stores is well.....a wish that will never come true.
Pottery Barn
 But that is OK!
I can look around my house and get create my own for right on budget...
One of the most coveted items in the cataloge were the totally awsome candle sticks.
And what do ya know....I have 3 really awsome candle sticks right here in my house with lots of character, yelling at me that they don't want to be brown any more but a beautiful shade of white.
I did what any sane person would do and got my trusty can of spray paint and went to work. However, I forgot 1 very important step...primer. BOO. Oh well, I went right along spray painting and letting dry then spray painting again until they were a pretty cream color.
Then I started sanding, at this point I thought I had ruined my candle sticks, the spray paint as I feared was scraping off in places. At that moment I knew that instead of having unhappy brown candle sticks, I was going to have no candle sticks at all. I have no pictures of this because I was very distraught.

 But I perservered! I kept on going because sometimes you just have to move past the ugly to get to the beauty, and I did and they did! They are so pretty. Not as white as I wanted but they look aged (to me at least). I am really happy with how they turned out and I think they are too. Instead of being sad brown candle sticks who get lost in the wood floor (they are big and for now sit in a corner on the floor by a window) they pop out at you and even the candles that sit atop them are happy! 
Of coarse they don't compare to a Pottery Barn candle sticks but they don't know that.....
What do you think? Does it make the impact and difference I think it does?


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Korrie@RedHenHome said...

These turned out beautifully! I've done the same, and I love how paint magically creates a "set!"

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I think they would look great in any PB store...great job on the makeover! I’m having a GIVEAWAY…so hop and enter to WIN!


A Vintage Vine said...

Great job!!! I saw those candles and thought about trying to knock them off too!!!! They look like they came from PB!

~K @ VintageSkye said...

I love them and am gonna try some for my self! By the way, I wouldn't be surprised to see them selling candlesticks like that. They look like they fit in with Pottery Barn!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I really like your "new" candlesticks. I don't have any nice tall ones like yours, but I will be looking around at flea markets,etc. for some to paint.

Emily Joyce said...

I think they turned out great! They look shabby chic or country. Good for you for sticking it out when it didn't look like it was going to work :)

Leda said...

SOOOO much better than PB!! Really! I love them. Thanks for the tips on how to do it right. I love when I can learn from others 'trials & errors'

nightowl_72 said...

I like yours better! said...

Love these they turned out great!. New follower here. Found ya on Thrifty Chicks blog. Love if you could stop by and join me as well.

Take care.
Deb said...

I LOVE this!! I would love for you to share it at my Linky Party!



Anonymous said...

These turned out beautifully...thanks for sharing.

Hope you pop on by my blog and check out my craziness :)


Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

Those are beautiful! I would love to have them in my home!!!

Marianne@Songbird said...

I think they look great. And if you ever do want them to look more white, you can just give them another treatment. Nothing needs to be permanent.

I finally found a quiet morning to visit everybody again and actually leave a comment this time.
Thank you again for playing in my We Love White linky party!

Gail said...

Your sticks are nicely done as PB. They seem to use a yellow based white, you used a blue based white - but either way, I like both.

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