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Thursday, July 19

Rod Iron Candle Redo<$1


99 Cent Candle Do-Over!
Good Morning, Friends!! So glad you had the time to stop by for a visit! 
So, last weekend, one of our local churches, had their “Annual Rummage Sale”!! I’m sure you can imagine it didn’t take me long to get up and ready for this! It started at 9a.m, so, of course, I was there at 8:55 with my tennie's on and ready!! Unfortunately, so were about 300 other people! No matter! I had a tremendously successful trip!! Many future projects will be forthcoming from the $13 I spent that morning! Yes $13, Woohoo!! I love a good rummage sale!
That brings me to today’s little project. No, I didn’t get it from this rummage sale! My sister had a garage sale a couple of years ago, and she knew that my Mom was going to have one, too. So what she didn’t sell she gave to my Mom to let her give it a try! Long story short I had first pickings at what neither of them were able to sell, before they were donated!!



 That’s how I came to own this black, rod iron candle stick holder. Remember when Black rod iron was all the rage? Anyway, it wasn't to my taste anymore either, but I thought I could make it into something I liked! 

2 years later I had a bracelet break, and got a great deal on some antique white accents spray paint within a couple of days and I saw what my little candle holder could be!!



I used a  wire brush to get all the old wax off and then I spray painted it.  About 2-3 coats worked beautifully!  And as I said, I had a cute little pearl and crystal bracelet (costume jewelry). It broke and little pearls and crystals went rolling everywhere. So, I picked them all up and put them in a container for a future project. Isn't that what everyone does when their jewelry breaks? 
So here is my little Candlestick do over which I achieved for 99cents (that was the deal I got on the spray paint!!) I hope you like it.  What was once sitting in the corner back behind the door now makes a beautiful centerpiece on my Dining room table!  Many Blessing you this week, I hope you have enjoyed my “cheap” or “chic” little project!  




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61 comments:

  1. It looks great! It's amazing what you can do with a little paint. :)

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  2. Rummage sale! Love them! The paint really made the candlestick better.

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  3. 2 of my favorite things, a good sale and paint!!! Love it, now I know what to do with my old wrought iron candle honder!! Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Thanks, Melanie! Good luck with your wrought Iron, I'm sure it will be fantastic!
      ~Theresa

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  4. Great job. I don't know why that dark wrought iron was ever the rage. It's so colonial! Your lightened version is much better! Found you at Ginger Snap Crafts.

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  5. This is pretty--I've got a black candle holder just sitting around, and so you've given me some inspiration for revamping it--thank you!

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    1. Thanks, Athena!! I'm so glad you liked it. Let me know how yours turns out!
      Blessings,
      ~Theresa

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  6. What a grate makeover! I so agree, just about everything looks better painted white! And the pearls and crystals are the icing on the cake:)

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    1. Thanks you, Donna!! So glad to hear it's not just me!
      Blessings,
      ~Theresa

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  7. This looks gorgeous! Love the repaint and the sweet pearly beads.. good thing that bracelet broke!
    I am your newest follower and I hope you hop over to my under 300 followers blog hop @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2012/07/under-300-followers-blog-hop-11.html
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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    1. Thanks AmieAnn!! Hopping over to your blog!

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  8. It looks great! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!

    Holly

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  9. So cute Theresa!! Love it all shabby and pretty!! :)

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    1. Thank you, Courtney, so much!! As you know it all started with my little redo of your double ruffles tablecloth! I never forget that. And you are still inspiring me!! Congratulations to you for all your success!! I'm so honored and humbled to be able to link up with you on your Beautiful"Feathered Nest Friday's"!!
      Hugs and Many Blessing to you and your Loved ones!
      ~Theresa.

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  10. That turned out perfect ..... love it

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  11. Beautiful transformation! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Pammy and Jennifer!! Your comments and support mean more to me than I think you will ever know!!
      God Bless!
      ~Theresa

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  12. Aloha,
    Stopping by from My turn for us to follow your creativity here. If you're up for a ride I'd love it if you'd join me at localsugarhawaii.com where we're riding the wave of life, one little adventure at a time. Oooh, ooh, ooh and this and every Friday we host the ALOHA Friday HOP where the sweetest of bloggers link up and help each other to grow, grow, grow... come join us if you please.

    Happy Day,
    Nicole
    localsugarhawaii.com

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  13. It looks gorgeous!! I love the colour you chose, it really brings the features out. Have a lovely weekend, Tani:)

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Tani!

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  14. So lovely! I think I am starting to look at candle holders in a different light :) Thank you for linking this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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  15. I love it! it sure looks so pretty now!
    Blessings,
    Susie

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    1. Thanks so much Susie!! I f I haven't told you before, your comments
      are such a pleasure to get and read..Thanks for that, means alot!!
      Hugs and Many Blessings,
      ~Theresa

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  16. So pretty and delightful! Visiting from Pink Saturday.

    Pink Slushy Magic, come and see.

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  17. Great post. I found this through the Create and Inspire linky party. I linked in a rhubarb and banana jam I did to use up old bananas.
    Cheers

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  18. Love it! I love what a little paint can do to change the whole look! Thank you for sharing it with us at The "Sunday Stop"
    Hugs,
    Bj

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  19. Love adding the beads! Who a great transformation and now it is so feminine. You are so clever:) Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays!

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    1. Thanks so much for all your Lovely comments!! You are all too kind!!!
      Most Sincerely and with Many Blessing and Best Wishes!!
      ~Theresa

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  20. That transformation is amazing -- the paint went on so smoothly, I can never seem to do that!

    Great blog background...

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    1. It looks smooth, Mrs. Cozy, but don't be fooled, it was just as difficult for me as I'm sure it has been for you. Especially with all the stuck on years of old wax. There was chipping and alot of sanding involved..It does look like it has a smooth gloss finish to it but still really does feel like coarse rod iron, but sitting in the center of the table not too many touch it so I was very pleased. Thanks for visiting and your comment!! I hope you'll come back!
      Many Blessings,
      ~Theresa.

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  21. Great idea - and love the background!

    http://allthoseartsygirls.blogspot.com

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  22. Your wrought iron piece has such a pretty shape that I think it's lovely in ANY color! :-) Today's white certainly gives it a fresh face. Enjoy!

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  23. I agree, I'm loving the white/cream a whole lot more than I am the black. It's amazing what a little paint and some pearls can do. I would love it if you could link your project up at my "Pin Party"

    http://www.sarahdawndesigns.blogspot.com/2012/07/pintastic-monday-link-party-1.html

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    1. Thanks so much, Sarah for your kind words!! I'm all linked up over at your "Pin Party" Thanks for the invitation.:)
      Hugs and Blessings,
      ~Theresa

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  24. Great job and love the shape of the piece. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  25. Yes, I do remember when black iron was all the rage. I used to have way too much. Unfortunately, I think I gave it all way. Otherwise I'd follow your lead. This is a lovely transformation. So glad you linked up at Etcetorize this week~

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  26. Thanks so much, Tamara! I'm sorry you gave it all away, too. Look all the projects you could have had..lol.. sorry, not meaning to rub it in. I'm glad you liked it and thanks so much for hosting the party over @ Ectetorize, and commenting here!! It is very much appreciated.
    Hugs and Blessings,
    ~Theresa

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  27. The candlestick went from ugly to cute. It was meant to be white, and love the beads addition- took it to a whole new level! So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday's Best - you helped to make it a fun party. Ps don't see my party button posted above.

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    1. Hi, Kathy! Again I'm so pleased and grateful for you hosting this link party and for your kind comment. I do have your button on my sidebar, your's did not say include a link or button in "the actual post" . If that is what you'd like please let me know, otherwise I proudly have your button on my right sidebar.
      Thanks again, Theresa.

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    2. My bad, your side bar is just great! Hope you have a great week and hope to see you next Sunday!

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  28. Thanks for sharing this awesome project on Simple & Sweet Fridays. New Follower!


    Jody

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    1. Happy to be able to!! Thanks for having me!
      ~Theresa

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  29. Hi, hopped over from the All Star Block party. I linked up a redo also so thought I would visit you. What a difference a bit of paint and bling can make. Now a new follower.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thanks so much, Jenn!!! I', so glad you hopped over my way!!

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  30. Hi there...wow you really have some great ideas! I'm a longtime thrifter and love a good hunt. I'm visiting via the made in a day blog hop so I hope you can stop by and visit the farm at sharonstanleywrites.blogspot.com. Right now, I think I'll hope over to a thrift store...very inspired!

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    1. Love thrifting, It's not just a way to shop, It's a sport! I'm always on the hunt, too, for whatever can save me $$$ and make my little place a little more special. p.s. Sharon, I hopped back to you, It seems we share a couple other "Loves" Napping and tubs!! Yay, us! Now I'm your newest follower.
      Hugs and Blessings!
      ~Theresa

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  31. What a great makeover. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party

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  32. Thanks for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

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  33. Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday Theresa :)

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  34. Great Makeover! Love DIY'ing dollar store items as well I just wish I had more time to do them! lol

    Thanks for sharing at Create & Inspire Party.

    Best,
    Angie

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    1. Honey, Kerryanne and Angie~
      Thank you all for your kind words and support!! It is very much appreciated!!
      Hugs to you all!!
      ~Theresa.

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  35. I never cease to be amazed how a simple coat of paint can update a piece. Thanks for sharing on beColorful this week.
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  36. A little spray paint and a bit of bling -- good anytime! thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

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  38. I love the way you did it. The color totally transformed it beautifully!

    Hopping by and following your lovely blog (GFC).

    The Quiet Mom blogging @ Spaghetti with Meatballs Recipe

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  39. Isn't it great how a bit of paint and a few little details can totally transform an object? This is lovely. Thanks for sharing on tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

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