Okay, I'm back! I have to make this post fairly quick, as hubby decided to get a moo-vie from RedBox tonight, and he's adamant about what time to start watching! LOL
So, here goes, real quick. These are a couple of projects that I've finished up after I dipped all them candles the other day. Both the wooden "scoop/shovel" thingy and the wall sconces were GW finds. And OF COURSE, I forgot to get "before" pictures of either. They were both pretty much a light-med stained color, like most wood pieces you find second-hand. I gave them both a base of black, sanded, and "distressed" them. I didn't finish them off with the walnut stain, because they just looked perfect to me just the way they turned out. :)
I filled the scoop/shovel (I've got to learn the name of that darn thing) with a bit of yellowy-green-brown moss, and POPCORN, then added 3 of my dirty/grubby votives! I thought the yellow popcorn would look very "Fall-y" and really like how it turned out. Then I finished it off with a grubbied-up strip of brown floral fabric, replacing the original leather strip that hung from the handle.
The sconces I painted and distressed in the same manner. Then I painted up a couple of thin prim wood stars I had on hand with a yellow mustard color. I rubbed a little almost dry walnut stained cloth over the stars to make them look a bit "smoke smudged" and finally glued them onto the sconces with wood glue. These were originally taper candle-holders, but I removed the small candle holder from each sconce so that some grubby votives could sit in their place.
(Note* one sconce is shown with grubby votive and one without. I had to balance the sconces just so in order to get the pics to work out right where the items sat. The sconce on the right would've fallen over if I tried to put the weight of the votive on top). :P
So, here are those items:
(please excuse the MANY pics... you know me! --->SO indecisive!)
And lastly, here is my lil' "For Keeps" goodie! My "Cinnamon-Spiced Citrus" sitting in an olde' wooden dough bowl atop my very "chippy" coffee table in the living room. ;)
That's all again, until next time! Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by! See ya again soon!!!