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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Mirrored Candle Sconces

Bon jour, Mon Amis!
You may have noticed how much I love mirrors. And candle holders.  Combine the two, and I am in heaven!
I found this pair a few weeks ago, while out treasure hunting in down town Seattle.  Of course, they didn't start out life looking like this!  Oh, no!
 This is their "before". While I thought they were pretty, they weren't quite the look that I was going for.
 So, I began by adding these gorgeous wooden appliques.  I really love adding these to projects, to create interest and give a more "vintage" feel and character, too!
 Since light blue is my very favorite color, I painted them a soft baby blue.  Love this shade!
 While I would love to keep them, I will be adding them to my Etsy shop. Since we are moving soon, I just can't keep everything!  ***sigh***
 Here's one last look!  Now go out and find something that you can transform, and have fun with it!
I'm linking up with Debra over at Common Ground, for Vintage Inspiration Friday. Be sure to visit, for tons of inspiring ideas!


Tete said...

Wow, what a difference. More! More!

sissie said...

Hi Donna,
Leave it up to you to transform something plain into a real pretty.

I love them.


Karen said...

Wow! What a great transformation!

Hugs, Karen

NanaDiana said...

Great transformation, Donna. I love them and know you would keep them if you could. Happy packing? xo Diana

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I don't know, Donna. They are pretty cute. You might want to rethink that!

Kim K. said...

Another darling makeover. Love that shade of blue. I used your special "hello" card on a craft today (see blog). I've been sneaking downstairs and using my crutches.


Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

What a transformation, Donna...I need to start looking at things this way!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh these are gorgeous, Donna!!! They'll be flying off your shelf, for certain!!! I LOVE them!