Tuesday, September 27, 2011

C&B Thrift Make Over

I bought this candle holder at the thrift store for 5.00 (50% off day!) -- it still had the Crate & Barrel sticker on the bottom. It was pretty enough but didn't match my decor.
The brass candle holders screwed right off so I sprayed those with a flat, black paint.  I gave the wood part a coat of Paris Grey chalk paint and then a coat of Antique White. 
After lightly distressing, I gave it a coat of clear wax and then buffed it to a soft shine.  I already had the berry garland and candle holders and added a few small pumpkins.
I think this will be a fun piece to work with for Christmas too so it will get a lot of use!  How's your fall decorating coming along? Can you believe it's almost OCTOBER?? Happy Fall!
 

17 comments:

  1. Thanks for the lovely comment Lauren....This is a billiant makeover it looks fab !! ,so happy to have found your lovely blog :) xx

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  2. C U T E!!! That was very clever Lauren. Hope you find some bark LOL!

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  3. That looks great Lauren! You sure can get a lot of use out that candle holder.

    Enjoy your evening,
    Gail

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  4. How pretty! I have been seeing the small pumpkins put on a candle holder (a crystal one) and I would like to try that! You did a great job making this even better! I love the bittersweet...the perfect touch! ♥

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  5. I love how you have used the tiny pumpkins alternating with the candles. Very cute and I love the makeover. Looks great in white with the black candle cups!

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  6. I never would have guessed that was the same candle holder!

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  7. Lauren this turned out so cute! It was a great find and I love the pumpkins displayed on it.

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  8. That turned out cute. It's amazing what a bit of paint can do. Yes, I think it's a very versatile piece and you will be able to use it often. Happy Fall
    p.s. Yes, Fall decor finished. Just in time to turn around and change it to Halloween. lol!

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  9. What a great find! I love what you did with it!

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  10. Yes, I think you'll have lots of fun with this little goodie :)

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  11. Oooh, I love this! Like you said, it can easily be used for lots of occasions, nice job!

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  12. Lauren, I just saw your post on Treasure Hunt Thursday. How crafty you are! This is a very cute idea! I am a newbie to blogging and your newest follower. I hope you will follow back! Many blessings to you!

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  13. Your candleholder looks great. You are right, it will be very versatile and so cute at Christmas as well! Linda

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  14. Lauren, I love what you did with this candle holder. It looks completely transformed! The mini pumpkins look beautiful with the candles.

    xoxo
    Amanda

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  15. What a great idea for a fall center piece. The nice thing about it is you can redecorate over and over for every season/holiday. Great find! Love what you did with it!

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  16. Wow your center piece is beautiful thank you so much for sharing. Thank you for linking this up to our party show and share on Wednesdays. We would love for you to come back this week and link up your latest project

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