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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!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Vintage Shabby Chic Candle Sconces

Vintage candle sconces are one of my favorite things to transform, and today I wanted to share with you some of my latest creations.  I was super thrilled to discover a pair of vintage Homco sconces last week, in a design that I'd never seen before.
Of course, they didn't start out life looking this gorgeous!  Oh, no!

This is what they looked like when I found them in a dark and dusty corner of a thrift shop!  Ugggh! I'm sure that many people would have overlooked these poor things!
So, after giving them a much needed bath, I couldn't paint them fast enough!
I've used my favorite "creamy-dreamy" white, followed by just the right amount of distressing to give them shabbyliscious appeal!
Who would have thought they could look this pretty?

The details of these sconces, made of a Syroco type of molded resin, are amazing! I've put them in my Etsy shop, along with the next sconces below.
I wish that I'd taken a before shot of these babies.  They were an awful shiny dark brown when I found them while we were still living in Washington State.  I painted them the same antique white as the other sconces.
They are made by Dart Industries, and truly have the look of carved wood!  Of course they had that awful cheap, plastic-y look when they were shiny brown!

Love the floral design!
I think they are much happier now!

I'll be linking up with Kathleen over at Faded Charm for White Wednesday.
And Kerryanne for Shabbilicious Friday Be sure to visit!


Kim K. said...

Beautiful transformations. You always do such a great job with the distressing too.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I would have passed up all of those pieces. They look so much better now...you did just the right amount of distressing!!!

Bente said...

How beautiful they are after your touch.

hugs from here

Karen said...

Donna, I'm sure all these pieces are very happy now that you've transformed them! They are SO beautiful!


NanaDiana said...

I have never seen those pieces before either. They look SOOOO much better white than they did with their old colorations. xo Diana

Susan said...

They look so much better after you worked your magic Donna!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Isn't it amazing Donna how a coat or two of white can transform almost anything. Your sconces look fantastic.

I'd love for you to consider sharing these at Shabbilicious Friday ~ http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/shabbilicious-friday-226.html

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Beautiful, fresh makeovers, Donna.

Donna Wilkes said...

Came over from Shabbilicious Friday to see how you had transformed these plastic wall art pieces. I posted a link to the frame I distressed. Until recently I did not know paint would stick on these things. I was surprised how beautiful the details are when they are treated to a make-over! Yours are very elegant!

Distressed Donna Down Home

Little Miss Maggie said...

These sconces look so much better white. Came out great.

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