We’ve all heard the saying, “If at first you don’t succeed, try try again.” Well, it definitely applies to knock offs too! Morgan from Sweet and Salty Sugar Boys’ first attempts at creating a tiered dessert stand from cake pans could only be considered a big fail. She says no matter what she tried it [...Read More]
Larissa from The House on Harrison wanted some candlesticks for her master bath and found beautiful gold and white candle holders from Pottery Barn that were perfect for the space. Not surprisingly, the price was crazy, which propelled Larissa to refab some candlesticks of her own with spray paint and glaze. I think it’s amazing how Larissa’s use of glaze adds such depth and actually gives the appearance of carved stone.
I love seeing items that have been written off as old or outdated brought back to life with a quick fix. Jennifer from Southern Inspirations did just that to a pair of brass candlesticks from her garage sale stash and white pillar candles. Jennifer spray painted the candlesticks for an oil rubbed bronze finish and [...Read More]
Shari from Turnstyle Vogue loves decorating with candle pillars and has acquired quite the collection over the years. Using a combination of techniques, Shari was able to give a pair of old pillars a more weathered, architectural look. I love how Shari updated something she already had to reflect her current style instead of buying [...Read More]
I love the versatility of hurricane jars for decorating but am sometimes shocked at how pricey they can be. Emily from Décor Chick shares how to avoid the hefty price tag by making your own with dollar store materials. Emily attached a glass hurricane to a candlestick to create her footed hurricane jars for a [...Read More]
Lacy from The Inspired Nest created these gorgeous shabby finials with a little paint and some sandpaper. Lucy writes, “ I love the old chippy paint and the curvy and scroll shapes. I had purchased a bunch of unfinished wood candlesticks and finials from Goodwill a while back with plans of grouping them all together. [...Read More]
Erin from Beauty in the Attempt created this glass pedestal with pearls on it. She writes, “There is such delight in recreating something precious for a fraction of the cost. I saw this and knew not only could I do it..but I had to do it. Now I just need more pearls to perfect the [...Read More]
Ashley from Purple Paisley Pinwheels created some stacked candle holders from some glassware found at Hobby Lobby. The beauty of these pieces is that they can be used year round but look differently for each season or holiday. Her original inspiration came from the Addison Candle Holders at Pottery Barn which range in price from [...Read More]