Monday, August 20, 2012

Candlestick Makeover

It was such a pretty weekend. Today was only like 85 degrees. I can live with that! It felt so good (on Saturday morning we even had a misting of rain) that I actually got a lot done this weekend. One of the things I decided to do was to remake a candlestick I have had for awhile.


It started out being just a normal silverplated candlestick that had kind of a plastic coating but underneath had turned kind of a tarnished color and I just couldn't get it sparkly pretty. Don't get me wrong--I like the tarnished look sometimes, but not on this.


I had pinned this post from Heaven's Walk and wanted to try her technique.

So I got together my supplies...Rub N Buff in Patina and Silver leaf and a Metallic pearl white paint.


I first coated it with the Patina.


Then I added some silver leaf in places and kind of sponge painted it with the pearl white.


I think it turned out so pretty--I love it!


Now I will be taking a second look at the silver plate aisle at Goodwill :)


Another thing I got done this weekend is Janae and I both cleaned our carpets. (we had a coupon, and we shared the cost of the machine rental) I love the feeling of taking everything outside, getting it all dusted really well, washing blankets and slipcovers, and the carpets being all clean and fresh. I love it when the house is clean!


Now, I have a fresh clean house and a pretty new candlestick. It has been a good weekend :) To make things even better the weather report is the 70's and 80's all week and maybe some rain. Also, what really made my weekend is I won Rosemary's Giveaway. I am so excited about that I did a happy dance! Life is good!


Have a great week and thanks for visiting!

36 comments:

De tout, de rien said...

Your chandelier turned out beautiful, Sandy! Love it. I can't find Rub'n Buff here in Ontario. Oh well, I'll keep it in mind for my next cross-border shopping trip!

I love it too when my house is fresh and clean, which only happens one room at a time around here, lol! Oh well.

Have a lovely week!

jeanetteann said...

Sandy,it's lovely. Your room is really nice. I love the ruffled table mat. xx

Kátia said...

I love to visit your blog and your daughter are the most charming homes.
Have a beautiful day!
xoxo

Grandma Carolee said...

The chandelier is beautiful and looks so good with those candles & the little rose. Next time you rent a carpet cleaning machine, I'd like to share it with you. Looking forward to walking with you on Monday.

Melanie said...

That is so pretty!!! It does feel good to have a clean house and a lovely "pretty" to go with it! When it is hot, the major cleaning stuff is harder to get done! Cooler weather inspires me to do that major cleaning though! Glad that you are having cooler weather, the super hot suff is miserable!!!

Shingle Cottage said...

Sandy it looks beautiful! so pretty and i love all your things out on the porch it makes me want to arrange it all and make tea! x

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

This is amazing! I have never seen this idea! I'll take a better look at silver plate from now on too! Thanks for sharing this idea; I love it! I'm with you, there is nothing like a clean house and the clean smell! I have to get busy doing just that! Congrats on your giveaway win!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That turned out great, Sandy! I love the shape of it to begin with and I'm glad you were able to paint her up and keep her on display.

Amanda said...

It turned out so lovely... you did a great job!
Hugs and Kissed,
Amanda XOX

Connie said...

Your candle holder is goreous!
I found your charming blog as I was out looking around to see who my followers were following. I am so glad that I decided to do this today. If not I would not have stumbled across your creativity site.
I am your newest follower and I hope that you visit and follow me back. I have many interests . . . from, re-purposing, to painting, to paper crafting, sewing, singing, playing guitar, gardening, cooking . . . whatever mood I'm in that week will be reflected in my post. I'm just a retired gal, enjoying every day the good Lord sends me. Have a great week and I hope I hear from you, Connie :)

Martha said...

Great job on the candle holder. It looks especially pretty with those candles :)

Cottage and Broome said...

Your candle holder came out great! I love Rub & Buff and have used it on wood picture frames to give them a new look. It is always amazing how you can make over something with a little paint. Thanks for stopping by, Laura

lynn said...

congrats on the fab win, sandy! i saw laurie's post, and your candlestick looks wonderful! i think i need a trip to goodwill now:) tfs!

Connie said...

Hi Sandy, I enjoy your site so much and I am delighted to see that you are following mine. I'm looking forward to a great blogging friendship, Connie :)

Cindy The Victorian Journey said...

Great job Sandy.. love the new look on the candle stick.. Hugs, Cindy

Cindy said...

Oh, the candlestick did turn out pretty! And i'm with you, it feels so good to get things really clean... I have a ceiling fan right now that is driving me nuts it's so grubby... this weekend it's getting the serious clean, and my carpet, well, we won't speak of that yet...

Cindy

Janae said...

I love it the candle stick holder turned out soooo good! Ofcourse now that I am back to work in the air conditioning, it is finally geting to be cooler.

rosaroseblogg said...

beautful and chick:) You get things done!! I`ve seen on the news that you have had so hot wether over there. Good the t it finally came some rain. We could share some with you ;) Norwegian hugs <3

The Porcelain Rose said...

A girl after my own heart!!!
I love your candle stick make over.
and.... that wire shoe in your previous post... just adorable!
I have that same shoe and was going to make a wind chime out of it. Paint it white and hang vintage silver ware, prisms, and beads from it. The pink bow was a great touch.
I just spent the last few days painting and making over a bunch of stuff I found at the thrift store.
Hope you will pop over for a quick visit.
Thank you for sharing your lovelies with us.
Blessings,
Elizabeth

Diane Mars said...

What a great re-do! Love the up-cycled look way better then the original. Beautiful Blog, I am now your newest follower! Hugs, Diane

Carolyn said...

You did a great job on the candlestick and it would be nice to have some cooler temps to work in.
Thank you for you visit and the color of the paint you asked about is called Marina Life by Behr.

Carolyn

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Your candlestick looks amazing! Good job Sandy! We might get some rain tomorrow too! I hope so...it will be the first time in over 65 days!

Dortesjs said...

Your chandelier turned out beautiful, very fine with the light to

Heaven's Walk said...

Ooohhhhh!!! GREAT job, Sandy! It turned out just perfect, girl!!!! Wasn't that R&B fun to use?? And so easy!

Ok....I'm totally in love with your awesome chandy, too. Amazing!

AND your front porch! Oh my gosh! It's so cozy and inviting!

xoxo laurie

Rebecca said...

Incredible makeover! I can't believe it. WOW!!!!!! LOVE IT!

xoRebecca

Shabbyfufu said...

Love the "faux~tina" (faux patina, LOL) that you did on the candle stick!
xo
janet

The Polka Dot Closet said...

The candle holder looks great! I have never tried rub and buff, but it is on my list! So glad your weather is great, we still have a couple hot months here in Orlando (:

Carol

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Congrats on winning, its so fun to get something special. Loved Lauries technique, and now that I have tons of gilding pastes in my shop I might have to try this on something!!

Penny said...

Your post is just beautiful!!... really enjoyed it! Hugs, Penny

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Wonderful transformation and a welcome change from just the silver finish. Thanks so much for sharing. Found you at 2805.

SizzleandZoom said...

What a lovely candlestick! You did a great job. Gorgeous chandelier in the last photo!

Pam said...

That is such a cute idea. Love the colors you chose for it.

Julie@chiclittleshop said...

Oh. Sandy.
Love your new candle holder.

Julie

must love junk said...

Congrats on winning! So creative and your chandelier is stunning!
Susan

SelenarteDecoupage said...

I really like the candle holder makeover. That's a wonderful idea.

Anne said...

Sandy,
LOVE your candlestick! Looks so pretty!
xx
Anne