Sunday, April 3, 2011

A Few Small Weekend Projects

Wanted to show you just a few small projects I worked on this weekend! The first time I saw this technique used was by Sherry @ http://nominimalisthere.blogspot.com/ she did this to a pair of large candlesticks and the result was awesome!!  These candlesticks came from Hobby Lobby, they were 50% off so they were only $5.00 a piece. Can't beat that 2 for the price 1!!

             

              Here's what they looked like when I bought them.


I wanted them to have a patina look to them so I painted them first with paint that I already had on hand.



Now on to the messy stuff! I used spackle and with my fingers I just rubbed it all over it.
I let it dry overnight and then sanded it with a sanding sponge the next day. I was going to add a glaze but I really like how they look this way.
             Can't wait to use these with my Easter tablescape!



Now this I see being done by so many of you out their and LOVE IT! Wrapping plain glass votive holders in burlap. I bought these two in Pier 1 for a $1 each I'm going back to get two more! I always have burlap and twine on hand.




Thought I'd sneak this in too! I did this a while ago using my absolute favorite ribbon. It reminds me of vintage grain sack. These sconces hang in my family room near the fireplace.


So what projects did you work on this weekend? I would love to here about them! Martina


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24 comments:

Karen said...

Love the candlesticks and votives. That spackle trick is awesome.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Nice candlesticks. I cleaned half of my garage this weekend with my strong son's help! His dad's tools...we didn't get there yet!!

Vintage Gal said...

Lovely candlesticks and the love the burlap around the votive holders ;-)

Kathy said...

What a great job, isn't burlap so much fun, I just bought some yesterday for a project hope it turns out as good as yours

Pattie said...

Martina, OH now I want these... You did an amazign job... Happy Sunday. I'm taking a break from working outside

Pattie

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Purty Martina! I love the burlap too around the candles.

Cindy said...

Great job, I love your new candlestands!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great find on those candlesticks, Martina! It's things like these that make me so jealous we don't have a Hobby Lobby here.

Pam said...

Great job Martina! What a transformation the paint and spackle did to those candlesticks. I'm impressed!

Have a great day!
Pam

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Love the way your candle holders turn up...great job, you're so talented! The glass votives look nice too, maybe I should try to do that. Very nice Martina.
FABBY

Pat said...

These look fabulous, Martina!

Phyllis said...

Your candlesticks are so designer looking!! I really like what you have done to them.....amazing.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the candlesticks, Martina. I did that to the corbels or sconces in my dining room. Only project I did this weekend was the yard!

Blue Creek Home said...

I love all of your pretty projects - I have several candlesticks that I have used various products on to make them shabby
Your turned out great.
Rhonda

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

Your candlesticks look amazing with the spackle! You created a beautiful, aged patina!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind comment about my chandelier :)

Amanda

Gail said...

Your weekend projects turned out great, Martina! I too like the glass votives wrapped in burlap.

Enjoy your day,
Gail

Daniella said...

Awesome! You always have the best ideas!
xxDaniella

emilysnan said...

hiya , your candlesticks turned out lovely , nice effect with the spackle , and the little votives are so simple and cute , tfs
xmaggiex

Ann-Marie ~ Brambly said...

Each project turned out great! The votive holders are really charming. Take care.

Ann-Marie

At The Picket Fence said...

You've been busy Martina! Everything looks fabulous! :-)
Vanessa

Dear Lillie said...

You did a fabulous job with the candlesticks, Martina!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

HI~ ~
Your candlesticks turned out great. I love them. Can't wait to see your Easter centerpiece.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Karen the Savvy Suburbanite @ Goodbyecityhellosuburb said...

OMG spackle I would have never thought to use that! Come link up to my new party goobyecityhellosuburbs

Mallory said...

Turned out great! I never would have thought to use spackle!

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