Tuesday, July 12, 2011

So Happy with My Big Blue Shabby Candlestick!

I had so much FUN this weekend multitasking with projects! This candlestick was one of them.  It was one of those unusual projects that actually turned out better than I had hoped.  Score!
My previous post of my little Birdie planter was another and I hope to show you my Mango Toolbox next!  (I'm Girling up my toolbox people!)  Plus, I'm ashamed to say,  there are a few more almost finished projects just waiting in the wings.  :)   I know you understand!
First,  I found this tall sort of gangly candlestick holder for $2.00 at Goodwill!  Good lines and bones here  I am not disappointed!  You will see in later pictures that the proportions are off in this picture.  I was in a silly rush on the before photo and didn't get the proportions captured right  (Meaning, the base is not smaller than the top. Still learning Haha!)  And let me explain that I use and reuse an old shower curtain for spraying.  That's why there are often different colors in my pictures.  (Like the pink from my yet another unwritten post)
I wanted to try the new Krylon Dual spray but not all the colors are available here just yet.  So I went with the Ivory Dual first.  Worked like a charm but I was feeling a little more color here.  So I sprayed it with some Krylom Ocean Breeze I had in my ever growing collection of spray paint.  
Didn't have to do anything else because it sort of distressed itself.  Just wrapped some twine around the top and added a Starfish.  How easy is that?  And I love the shabby beachy look.  Love it even without a candle!  Haha - I will get one for it soon!
To think that I originally bought this for my oldest son, Jace, and his new house.  Sorry buddy  - I'm keeping it.    
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  1. very cute ~ i saw this at a linky party and saw that it matched the table i linked up :)


  2. This is so sweet and it just screams "Summer"! Thank you for linking up to Amaze Me Monday :D

  3. Very cute! I love the new color and love the whimsy of putting the starfish on it. Nice job!

    I'm visiting from Pink Postcard's party and am looking forward to following you.

    Have a great day!

  4. Perfect for a beach house! Cheers!

  5. Pretty blue! Thank you for linking to Handy Man, Crafty Woman Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

  6. Love the ocean breeze. So tranquil! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

  7. I love beach decor! This is so perfect for summer! Thanks for linking up with my Club G.W. with Charm Bracelet Diva Party! See you next Tuesday. :)

  8. The Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop became the coolest party on the block because of your participation :) Thank you!

  9. Very sweet and summery Mimi. I love starfish, which are everywhere in my little cottage by the beach.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

    PS - popped over from domestically speaking

  10. That candlestick looks FABULOUS in the blue! The little starfish is the perfect embellishment!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  11. Great upcycle! Perfect for summer!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

  12. Beautiful.. Love the cute starfish..

  13. What a perfect shade of blue... it's like night and day. So much better looking!

  14. I have been painting EVERYTHING this Blue Ocean Breeze lately! I love it! I have been mixing mine with red and it always seems to be the perfect combination.

  15. Pretty! I love the transformation! The color is great and the starfish is the perfect accent!

  16. Thanks for visiting me at Our Life's Legacy and for your sweet comments :) You've got some great stuff going on over here!

  17. I can never figure out what to do with a starfish. This is great!!! Found you on Remodelholic.

    I would love for you to link it up at my weekend Link Party, Once Upon a Weekend. Today is my first-ever party, and I am so hoping someone will participate! :)

    Here's the link if you're interested:

    Also, if you have a list of favorite link parties, I'd love to be included on Fridays. Thanks a ton!

  18. I love how it turned out. The color is gorgeous. Looks better than new.


  19. Darling transformation of your sweet summer candle! :)

    xoxo laurie

  20. Very pretty color. It makes a great summer beach theme piece.

  21. LOVE IT. you brought an old dull candlestick back to life..

  22. The addition of the starfish is my favorite part. Loving how a simple thing brought this old candlestick back to life.

  23. Following u with GFC.

    So pretty, I love that color, it's in my bedroom. Thanks for linking to Bacon Time. Hope you will link up each week. Remember you are welcome to link Twitter and Facebook too! Thanks for coming.

  24. Your redo tuned out great! I love the color. It is so cute. Thank you for joining TTF and have a fantastic day!

  25. I adore this! I love all things beachy too!

  26. So cute!!! I love the candlestick makeover, especially the color you used.

  27. What an absolutely adorable DIY! Well done.

    I hope that you will stop by and enter my giveaway.

    Happy Monday!

  28. Great job! Looks terrific!
    I'm a new follower from the blog hop! Following on GFC!
    Hope you'll hop by and visit my blog too!
    Have a great week!
    Style 'n Decor Deals

  29. Mimi, your candlestick is beautiful! It reminds me of something I'd find in one of my favorite coastal living inspired boutiques downtown. Love it!

    Thank you for being a part of "A Little Birdie Told Me..." and an extra big thank you for being not only a creative contributor, but for also taking the time to make the party a success by visiting others. I happened to glance over a comment that you left for one of the party-goers this week, and it really warmed my heart to know that people are connecting and supporting each other. You're the best!


  30. This turned out great! Love the color and the starfish. Thanks for sharing at Transformations and Treasures!

  31. What a great makeover! So fun and summery and the starfish was the perfect finishing touch. :-) Thanks so much for sharing this with us last weekend at Inspiration Friday!

  32. wow! that is such a neat candlestick! i love that you chose blue (and great collection of blue/turquoise in your recent post.) i always choose blue accents!


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