March 20, 2012

Candle Makeover

My mom always taught me that you can paint anything.  As I've been redoing the front room I ended up painting it as well.  After repainting it the candles I had in there didn't match.  


I looked for new ones, but I didn't want to drop $25 on new candles that I technically never burn, so I went home and painted the existing ones.  Perfect match and free.  I like free.



It took two coats.  This is one.


After I had them painted I thought, if I'm not going to burn them anyway I might as well add a little something-something.  So, I glued on some lace to dress them up a little.


And here they are.



And since you're here, I'll give you a little update on the room.  It was this color and had our dining table in it.  However, it always bugged me that the table didn't really fit the style of our home.  We bought it way before we lived here.  Well, we listed the table to sell and it sold the first day for a great price.  My goal is to only use about half of what we sold it for to redo the two rooms.  So far so good.


So I painted this room white on the bottom half and a pale cucumber green on the top.  The pew will go where it is in this picture and I bought a lamp post for the corner of the room, inspired by Mandi.  The room now houses the piano my great-grandmother gave my family when I was a little girl.  The mirror will go back up, the child will be forced to give up the iPhone, and I plan on stenciling the wall above the pew.  It will also get family photos on it.


The entryway will also get the same paint color (pale cucumber) instead of the current red.  It will really brighten things up, which I think will be great.


It's all in the works.  AND, unfortunately I just spent 4 hours making curtains I don't like for that front room.  Bummer.  Well, onward and upward.  There will be lots to see soon.

Thanks for reading.

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