Saturday, May 22, 2010


Have you ever found something that you just simply fall in love with and want to marry?

I did…

(shhh… don’t tell my husband)


It’s an old candelabra. Yep… I fell and fell hard!


I found it at my mom’s house… she use to sell antiques years ago. I seem to find alot at her house… like the crate I used in “Crate Love.”

Thanks mom! :)

I was so excited about working on this that I forgot to take my before pics. BUT… I caught myself before I sprayed the last arm and was able to take a some! Phew!

So maybe you can get an idea of what it looked like before I started.



To begin… here’s my list of ingredients.


((Ok… the orange was for me to eat while I worked!))

First… I sanded and cleaned. Next, I primed and painted with spray paint.

Finally, I cut some satin ribbon and tied bows on the candelabra.

That’s it! Simple!


Oops… candles… I forgot the candles!!

No I didn’t! :)

I found them at the local Dollar General for $7.00. They are in frosted glass and smell divine!

I used double sided tape (velcro would work) to keep them on the candle holder… something temporary. Of course, I don’t plan to walk around with it. Although, that would be cool!


I think it’s “perty.”

But then I thought…

Could I make it “pertier”?


What about sitting it in a rusty old colander filled with flowers?

Yeaaahhh… I can see this tablescape in my head right now!!

And what would it look like lit?


Awww… It’s romantic!! A little out of focus but still romantic! :) Huh?

Don’t ya think??



Yep… I love my candelabra sooo much I could marry it!!

Hope you love it, too!


P.S. Welcome to my new blog… same name but it has a completely different url than my other one…
Just in case you are wondering and would like to rejoin!
I also lost all those wonderful comments on my previous posts… but looking forward to new ones!! :)
Thanks for stoppin’ by!
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  1. Yep, I love it too. If it wasn't taken I might want to marry it. Love what you have done with it.

  2. wow! it's beautiful! I was actually working on something very similar this afternoon.
    great job!

  3. Very pretty - especially when it's all lit up!

  4. This turned out gorgoeus! So pretty when lit. Fabulous find - Love what you did! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  5. That is gorgeous. Wish I could borrow it for my wedding, how sweet would that be on the signing table or something. Envy ooozing here. Great find.

  6. Wow! That is just beautiful. Love the white ribbon adornment, very cool!

  7. Gorgeous! I just love it in the rusted strainer...simply fabulous! Thanks so much for joining The Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it. Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  8. Hi Kendra! Just wanted to let you know I’ll be featuring your candle makeover today! Stop by and grab a featured button if you like! Thanks again for joining the Sunday Showcase! Hope to see you again next week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  9. LOL LOL --- about the "orange". I was looking at it and thought to myself:- "I wonder what she's using that for? If I were her, I'd just eat it!! LOL" Then.....that's just what you did! Toooooo funny. :-)

    Anyway, I LOVE your new hubby. Errrrrr, I mean....candelabra. (tee-hee)

  10. Hi Kendra, thanks for the anniversary congrats.
    Love how this piece turned out - don't you just love candles!!! Me too!!!

  11. This is special, so beautiful, there is nothing like candles to create a feel.

  12. Love it--Such a great piece. And yes, for real the moose was in my subdivision. We have also had mountain lions and bears.

  13. Soooo pretty. I love it in the bowl with flowers! Show us your tablescape when you do it okay?

  14. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! Love the white paint and the glass and the bows and then contrast with the rusty vintage bowl and the white flowers. Love it all. You have a keen eye, my friend!

  15. I just love all your ideas. i added your button to my fave blogs. Now I don't get a lot of traffic but I think your stuff is really cool and very creative and mixed with crusty rusty stuff I like. I need you to go with me to my auctions. You would have the best ideas for all the junk I end up getting.


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