Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Brass candleholders cottage makeover!

I took my mom to my favorite local shopping place the other day and while we were walking around she pointed out this set of VERY large candleholders. I picked them up and they were 8 bucks for the pair.
Great price for such large candleholders, I'm not much into brass anymore, BUT

EVERYTHING can be painted!!! :) Here they are after I got them home and gave them a coat of white primer and paint.

I decided they were a little too white, so I found some nice antique cream and gave them another coat. :) I like them so much better now!
SO, if you have any old brass candlesticks lying around and you're tired of the color, go grab some paint and give em' a good coat AND a new life! :)

Stay tuned to my blog tomorrow to see where I put these!! :) I know, I know...... a teaser! :)
I'm linking up at:
Get your craft on @ Today's Creative Blog
Power of Paint Party @ Domestically Speaking
White Wednesday @ Faded Charm
Show & Share Day @ Just a Girl
Show & Tell @ My Romantic Home
Have a great day!



Tanza said...

Hi Melissa,
These are gorgeous !! Lovin' that creamy white !! I LOVE BiG tall candle holders, and display them mismatched all over my home !! I always add BiG drippy crystals on mine !! A little bling NeVer hurts .. right ?! Can't wait to see where yours found a place to stand proud !! thanks for sharing, and soo hoping your day was a good one ~
hugs ~tea~xo

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Those turned out really well- I never think about painting things like this!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Melissa....Great makeover on the candlesticks!~Patti

A Southern Rose said...

They look so pretty now. I wish that I would've kept all of my old brass candle holders. I sold them really cheap at a yard sale years ago. I never thought of painting them back then. These look brand new again.

Lee Laurie

afistfullofweeds* said...

I like the way those turned out. I have a couple I want to try that on!! Rhonda

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

absolutely delightful I just love your little white paint therepy session... wonderful turnout! Happy, Happy Easter Whites to you...

Faded Charm said...

These turned out wonderful. Thanks for the inspiration.

~Happy WW~


Anonymous said...

Those are beautiful now. Can't wait to see what you've done with them. I'm going to post for tomorrow's Treasures & Trinkets early. I link in later. Thanks for hosting this party.

Miss Gracie's House said...

*Much* better)! Love 'em now...Happy WW!

Laurie in SC said...

Love your candlestick redo! It's made me feel more brave about tacking updating brass items. My hubby seems confused by my aversion to shiny yellow gold lately - ha! Great job! Come see me sometime at sceneofthegrime.blogspot.com

kathi @ traybella said...

oooh i love this idea. i see these at garage sales all the time. of course now that i'm looking for them i won't! fun project!

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

What a difference a little paint makes!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Melissa~ ~ ~
I have got a bunch of these so I may give it a try. Have a wonderful Easter.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

What creamy loveliness! Bye-bye brass, hello love. Thanks for linking up to the POPP.

Robin said...

they look fabulous! I just painted a big tall brass thing...don't really know what it was...but I turned it into a bird bath!

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

From Trash to Treasures. They can be truely adored for another 20 years.

Great job. Love you background

cindy@stitches and auntelsiestrinketstreasures

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