Monday, February 24, 2014

Candlestick Makeover

A couple of weeks ago, I bought this unfinished solid wood candlestick at Goodwill.

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Since I was painting a table black, with CeCe Caldwell’s Beckley Coal, I decided to paint this candlestick black, too.

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I gave it one coat and then sanded it a little bit.  I made sure to sand those pretty details on the bottom so they stood out.

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Then some clear wax.

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I decided to see how some crystals would look on those hooks.  There are four hooks.

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I think it looks pretty, but I’m short one crystal.  I will have to see what I can find when I’m out and about or online.  For now, it is on my mantel and, with the one hook to the back, it is not noticeable that there is a crystal missing.

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A quick makeover and now I have to get back to finishing up that table this week, so I can get it into my booth.

Linking up with:

Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life

37 comments:

Okio B Designs said...

That came out great! I love the bling. I wouldn't have known it was missing a crystal.

Jeanine

Stacey said...

How pretty and perfect for this time of year. :)

Linda said...

Nice job! If you can't find more crystals, just let me know. I dismantled my son's girlfriend's chandelier and kept all the glass parts. So I have plenty. Have you tried hanging some sparkly earrings? Linda@Wetcreek Blog

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

It turned out great and I love the nest!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I like the new look.

chateau chic said...

Painting the candlestick really makes the pretty details stand out! Love the look with the crystals.
Mary Alice

The Tuscan Home said...

Love. Love. Love. Great transformation and your pictures are beautiful. :)

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Kathy,
The candle stick came out so great. I love the finish you put on it. Very pretty.
Kris

Gail said...

That looks great Kathy! I love the bling you added.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love it, the new color is fabulous and the crystals are wonderful. Great nest too. Be sure to link up to Inspire Me. http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2014/02/205th-inspire-me-tuesday.html Hugs, Marty

NanaDiana said...

I love how it turned out. The distressing really made the details pop out on the bottom- xo Diana

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

That looks so pretty Kathy!

vivian said...

nice job Kathy! it turned out perfectly and I love the birds nest on it.
so sweet!
xoxo
vivian

must love junk said...

I seriously love your candle holder's new look, and I adore the nest on it! :)
Susan

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh its a perfect pedestal!

Have a lovely week.

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

That paint and those crystals are perfect! At first I didn't notice the hooks. The details on the bottom do make it special. Nice job!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Love your GW find, what a perfect wood candlestick...love what you did with it...so sweet with the crystals..great job....

Becca said...

Wow, Kathy ... it doesn't even look like the same candlestick! Love the color you chose ... the fabulous distressing ... and, of course, the added bling. You can't even tell that one crystal is missing in the back!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Pretty makeover, Kathy. The candlestick looks great with the nest on top.
Have a lovely week!
Hugs,
Julia

Kathleen said...

A quick and easy project with a Big Bang! My favorite kind. It looks amazing!

Cynthia said...

Kath y this is so pretty and I love the added bling!

Cynthia

Celestina Marie Design said...

Hi Kathy, what a darling little makeover. Love it to hold the nest. The added crystals are perfect.
Have a great week.
Hugs

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

That came out really pretty! Love the detail on the bottom of it and the crystals you added.

Nancy's Notes said...

Kathy, that is just so pretty! GReat look, love how you embellished it with crystals! Great job!

Nancy

Natalia Khon said...

What an awesome project!

Jane said...

Great transformation. The crystals are the perfect touch!
Jane

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Love the candle stick, with the pretty detail at the bottom...Oh and the bling makes it!

Carol

Shelia said...

I just love your little makeover, Kathy! I love your vignette too. Thanks for popping in to see me and you're always a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

lynn said...

love the carved details esp.--adorable, kathy:)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What a beautiful candlestick! The bling makes it so pretty and unique! Very nicely done, Kathy!
I love the little nest on top. Perfect for Spring.

Pamela said...

I love it Kathy! Such a great little project with a big bang.

Susan Clayton said...

Love how this looks!

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

I love it! Your candlestick reminds me of spring.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

What a cute candleholder! It has a really nice shape.

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Very pretty, Kathy. I love the crystals hanging on it.

Stitchfork said...

I would love to follow you on your shopping adventures as you always spot the possibilities in items to make them look great!

Gigi Harlan said...

Your candlestick is beautiful! I love it in black!

Gigi @ Old World Patina

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