On the weekend my friend, Elsie, and I went to a few garage sales looking for some special treasures. We were very successful in our search and I thought I'd share one of my finds with you. (Just so you know, over the next while, I'll be sharing several "treasure" transformations with you.)
What do you think? Do you love it? If you are wondering what it is, well, it's an old light fixture. It only set me back $2.50. Okay, I know, it's UGLY but I really thought it had potential. So, yesterday, I took it apart and removed some of the decorative elements. I had to "smash" the glass center out with a hammer as there was no other way to remove it. (Actually, that part was fun!) I then put it back together, primed it and gave it a couple of coats of paint. ("Sand Bar" from Home Hardware) I let the paint dry, sanded the edges to remove some of the paint and then added a dark glaze to give it an old, antiqued look.
I'm thinking a tall pillar candle would look good in the "gazebo" or even a small arrangement of flowers. Of course, I have neither in my house to add for photo purposes, so I had to use a small tealight candle.
I made the tissue paper carnations to try and give you an idea of the floral idea I have but I just threw it together (quickly) so I could take a picture. Hopefully, you get the idea.
Just a note...I call it the "candle gazebo" because I think it looks like a gazebo!
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