Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Transformations by Candlelight and a Giveaway

See this lovely candelabra? It was a very lively yellow and embellished with plastic lemons(see pic to the right) ...kind of cool, kinda retro, but not really me. However, after seeing its potential, I smacked down the $3 for it (at a tag sale) and took it home.

I was planning to offer it for sale in one of my etsy shops, however, after two coats of spray paint, I fell in love.

It did need something else, though.

"Crystals," I thought, "would be perfect." So, I scoured thrift shops, garage sales and flea markets, but, alas, no crystals. I had to go to the lighting store and plunk down some real bucks for them. However, the nice man at the lighting store (after seeing my huge frown when he told me the price of eight crystals), actually gave me a discount (why? I don't know. I guess he liked me), but I happily bought them and added them to my small creation. I love it! It's still looking for a permanent home in my house (right now it's in the master bath).

BTW, check out my friend Cassie's blog, Primitive & Proper for a giveaway today from my etsy shop - two vintage jewelry magnets (see pics to left and right)! She's doing a week's worth of giveaways and today is my day. If you want to enter, just follow the instructions and don't forget to leave a comment about it on her blog!

Speaking of giveaways ... when I reach 100 followers, I will be doing a great giveaway of my very own.


Sherry said...

Great transformation on the candelabra...no wonder you want to keep it for yourself. I found your blog after visiting Cassie's blog...I became your 95th follower. I'm sure you'll make 100 very soon.

Chrissy said...

Hi Renee, What a great makeover you gave that candlabra. I can see that our taste are similiar. I am very eclectic myself, shabby chic then southern living and throw in some primitives.
I just found your blog from Primitive and Proper and have become a follower.

DanielleisNesting said...

I love the candelabra! I just found your blog! It's wonderful! I'm happy to be a new follower!

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Such a cute idea! I'm stopping by from Primitive and proper.

Anonymous said...

visiting from Cassie's Blog. Awesome transformation!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Cassie sent me! You have a cute blog and I love your Etsy shops - lots of cute stuff! I'm excited to be your 100th follower! I'm looking forward to getting to know you better!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You've made it over! I'm a new follower and love your blog! ♥♥♥