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Monday, October 18, 2010

Another Obsession!

Hello Ladies!
Do you have any obsessions?  I mean, are there things that you are just crazy about, like chocolate, anything pink, or perhaps shoes?  I just realized that one of my obsessions is candle holders!  Wall sconces, candle lit chandeliers, tea lights, candelabras, you name it!  If you can stick a candle in it, I love it!!  When I am out hunting for treasures to transform, they are usually the first thing that catches my eye and that I gravitate towards.

Today I wanted to share with you some sconces and candle holders that I just finished and have put in my Etsy shop.

Ok, I'm a bad blogger again!  I forgot to take pictures of these Syrocco wall sconces that I discovered on our trip to the Upper Peninsula.  When I found them, they were a gaudy gold, ugh!  So I gave them a makeover with a pretty shade of light blue, then some distressing and glazing.

I love the floral details, oooh, la, la!

When I found this wooden wall sconce, it had a really ugly dark brown finish, and was super shiny to boot!  Quite the ugly duckling to say the least!  So, with some turquoise paint, a wooden applique, as well as the addition of this pretty glass votive cup, the sconce went from drab to fab!
I really love these wooden appliques!  I think they can add instant character to just about anything!

I love anything with an acorn motif, so I was so excited when I found these pretty candlesticks!  They originally were a harvest gold.  Not terrible, but I think they look oh, so much better Heirloom White!!
Isn't it amazing what a little paint can do?  Well, that's about it for tonight. Hope you are having a great one!
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Trisha said...

Everything turned out amazing! Thank goodness for paint and the ability to look past the ugly to see beautiful potential! Have a fantastic week!


Christine said...

Paint is so powerful! These are terrific...love those wooden appliques!

Love of the Sea said...

Love love the color blue that you painted these. And yes, I have an obsession for chocolate, pink and shoes!!

sissie said...

Hi Donna!
Do I have obsessions!!!! I have so many that I can't list them all. I love your candle holder transformations. I really like the color you used on the sconces and the destressing details.



mizdarlin said...

Very pretty-I'm sure they'll find a good home..
Wish I had the will power to put my obsessions up for sale (heck, just wish i had some will power...!)

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Donna,
Oh--I love your obsession!!! And these are fantastic!!! And I'm still thinking about how awesome your trip was that you posted...amazing!!!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I love the white ones with the acorns! I seem to be attracted to acorns too. I just pulled out a gravy boat I forgot I had with acorns on it.

Debbie said...

Hi Donna...I am loving those sconces!!! That flower just pulls your eye to it. Great job of taking the drab to fab!!

NanaDiana said...

Well, Donna- I can see that we will never be able to shop together. We would be arm wrestlung for all things candle-ish! lol

I love those sconces that you painted/glazed blue. I'll bet they were gold before weren't they? Nice job! Hugs- Diana

Tete said...

Hi Donna- you make some pretty awesome stuff here! Love sconces, too. You can never have too many, that's for sure!
Hope you are having the best kind of day and enjoy all your obsessions!
Hugs- Tete

Kim K. said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog after the Graphics Fairy post. I'm looking forward to following your blog.

Sherrie said...

Beautiful job on the sconces!

Have a wonderful day!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

You did a wonderful job making these items over. I've seen those gold sconces and wow your looks gorgeous now!

Vicki said...

Love the blue you used! Great makeovers! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Vicki at Rusty Rooster Vintage

Jenny said...

Donna, these are so pretty! I just love them!
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment on my blog :)
Can't wait to read more of your posts!

Jenny said...

PS. You totally need to make a trip back to Ireland for some Waterford :)

Melissa said...

The Syrocco candle holders are gorgeous and I am all about acorns too.

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

These turn out so pretty, thanks so much for sharing!

Erin said...

I love all the details of the things you choose!! They turned out gorgeous (trust me...even without pictures, I'm pretty sure I know what they looked like.) ;)

Natasha said...

I love anything to do with candles too. Your candle holders are beautiful and the colours are gorgeous.

Best wishes,