Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Pottery Barn Candlesticks





Yesterday I stopped by the thrift store.
I didn't see anything that excited me and I had resigned myself to leaving with (gasp!) nothing - when I spotted several brass candlesticks.
Lately I'm very into candles.
So I started picking them over, and a picture began to form in my mind - a display of several mismatched candlesticks, painted heirloom white, used as a Christmas centerpiece.
I chose 8 of them.


When I got home that afternoon I saw the Pottery Barn Christmas catalog had come in the mail - hubby had left it on the counter for me.  That night I sat down to look it through.
On the cover is this picture.


Several mismatched candlesticks.
Oh, Pottery Barn...how I love thee.

Theirs are silver, so my plans quickly changed.  After all, if the Pottery Barn says silver, who am I to disagree?  And anyway, I've been planning to add more silver to my Christmas.

This morning I scraped the dripped wax off my candlesticks and scrubbed them 'till they shone.


Then I took them out to the garage and I gave them a light spray of Rustoleum metallic finish silver spray paint.  They got 2 additional coats throughout the day.

This afternoon I went to Hobby Lobby for candles.
And tonight I put it all together.








I LOVE quick projects :)

I am still working on these guys...



I've had them forever - and hated them nearly that long.  I'm spraying a couple of them silver, too, to see if that makes me like them anymore.  I'm hoping they'll end up something like this.  They're fairly similar, right?



Fingers crossed!

27 comments:

Wendy said...

They look great! I can't wait to see how the red one's turn out!

Delightful Dwelling said...

They look wonderful and elegant in silver. Nice job.

rtgaffney said...

They look gorgeous! I love the silver. Very elegant. I think the red ones will be great too. I looked for silver paint tonight but couldn't decide which one would look the best--so many choices!!

heidi said...

I love the silver look! I couldn't even tell they were painted! Nice work. :-)

Gina Sisco said...

Oh Moody Girl, you scored a super PB-knockoff.

momstheword said...

They look gorgeous and I love the idea! I also can't wait to see how those red ones turn out.

~ Nan

Jennifer Juniper said...

I love that Pottery Barn is our decorating bible! It's true, if Pottery Barn says it's so, who are we to argue?!?

The Girl Creative said...

They came out great! I definitely need to get the Pottery Barn Catalog sent to my house and fast. They seem to be the inspiration for so many great bloggers. :) Love the beaded runner also that you have under the candles. Very nice. :)

Linda @ Craftaholics Anonymous said...

Gor*geous!

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

LOVE the candle display! I've been picking up unique looking holders at the Goodwill lately. Nothing this nice yet though!

Heather@PixieDust said...

those look great! - i love PB-inspired projects.

The Persimmon Perch said...

Aren't those cute? Love it. Amazing what a little paint can do. Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

Valerie said...

What a clever idea! I need to find a empty spot somewhere in my houst to copy that! :)

thanks for sharing!!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I do love a good PB Knock Off - these look fantastic!

pk said...

I love the way paint makes mismatched feel pulled together. Great job!

pk @ Room Remix

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

They look gorgeous. I too have been on the hunt for more candlesticks. I'm totally copying this!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

These turned out so great. I have been in love with the metallic bronze paint and will now have to try the silver like you did. Great transformation!!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Those are awesome! Definitely silver was the way to go!

Kimberly said...

so funny. I picked up a family circle magazine last night at the store.
it had the same mismatched candlestick holder idea in it..and votive holders that look super similar the ones you posted..

Jen @ jentility.com said...

Oooh, I love those! Pottery Barn should hire you as a buyer! :)

I'm glad you commented on my post and I was routed to your blog. I'm putting you on my RSS feed.

Bloggie love,
Jen

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

You cant even tell they're spray painted - BEAUTIFUL! Bonus points for when the power goes out and you don't have to search all over for candles ;)

Patti said...

You did a great job picking out a nice variety of sizes of candlesticks - they came out fabulous! Happy Decorating!

Stacey said...

Love these! It is so great to make over thrift store finds!! I want some now too!

funtocraft.blogspot.com

Denise said...

Very pretty!

The Esplin's said...

So fancy! I love them. I need to go on a candle stick hunt. Thanks for sharing!

Marti said...

Love the candlesticks. Late posting. I have a question: When you're painting something brass, how do you prepare it? Do you sand it, or just prime it? I think I want to paint my chandelier Heirloom White!

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