Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Candle Gazebo

On the weekend my friend, Elsie, and I went to a few garage sales looking for some special treasures.  We were very successful in our search and I thought I'd share one of my finds with you.  (Just so you know, over the next while, I'll be sharing several "treasure" transformations with you.)



 

What do you think?  Do you love it?  If you are wondering what it is, well, it's an old light fixture.  It only set me back $2.50.  Okay, I know, it's UGLY but I really thought it had potential.  So, yesterday, I took it apart and removed some of the decorative elements.  I had to "smash" the glass center out with a hammer as there was no other way to remove it.  (Actually, that part was fun!)  I then put it back together, primed it and gave it a couple of coats of paint.  ("Sand Bar" from Home Hardware)  I let the paint dry, sanded the edges to remove some of the paint and then added a dark glaze to give it an old, antiqued look. 



I'm thinking a tall pillar candle would look good in the "gazebo" or even a small arrangement of flowers.  Of course, I have neither in my house to add for photo purposes, so I had to use a small tealight candle.




I made the tissue paper carnations to try and give you an idea of the floral idea I have but I just threw it together (quickly) so I could take a picture.  Hopefully, you get the idea. 



Just a note...I call it the "candle gazebo" because I think it looks like a gazebo!

Thank you for stopping by...I enjoy your visits.
Lesa

14 comments:

  1. What a great find! You did a good job.

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  2. I love this! Finding old, ugly pieces like this and making them fabulous is one of my FAVORITE things to do! You had some vision on this one--congrats! :)

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  3. I'll admit I saw the before and wondered what you were thinking! Yet the makeover helped a ton. Now it looks like one of those candle holders like I see at HomeGoods all the time. Nice that you have come up with different ways to use it. Some ivy or some kind of trailing something falling out of those open spaces would be nice to go with the gazebo effect. Enjoy your niew piece!

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  4. Oh wow -- what a transformation! Love how it turned out!

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  5. How creative! A very nice statement piece. I like the price as well. I love giving objects new life. Good job.

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  6. Wow!! Love it! Thanks so much for linking up and hope to see you next Thursday!

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  7. LOVE how it turned out! Awesome-NESS!

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  8. What a neat idea! Thank you for linking up this great post at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :) Hope to see you again this Sunday!

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  9. Very unique and creative!

    Jen
    www.dishesandsocks.com

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  10. I love this! I'd like to invite you to post it on Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage. The link will be up all week, I hope you can join in. Have a nice week, Mary :O)

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  11. yes i would have bought it and before i saw that you transformed it i was going to suggest this.. thats funny. great minds think alike

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  12. Absolutely love your found treasure will be keeping a look out for one now I want one just like it for the living room!!!

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  13. You have a good eye to see past the original. Great finish.
    - Joy

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  14. Furniture is what turns your house into a home.We are running our Furnitures over 25 years and we are one of the leading traditional wooden cot

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