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.
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.
LOVE LOVE LOVE them.
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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