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?