i see a white light…

July 16, 2010 at 6:10 am 2 comments

candle sconces before

BEFORE

I love these quick little projects to get my craft fix while boys are jumping on the trampoline.  They are finally at an age where they are enjoying seeing transformations of projects, too!  So, I picked up these wrought iron candle sconces at a yard sale for the bargain price of $1 for the pair!  At the same yard sale, I walked away with a box of 25¢ spray paint cans.  I could hardly wait to get home and paint those candle holders.  I toyed with several colors, but eventually decided their feminine shape insisted on being white.  It took a full can of  both primer and paint to cover them because they had so much surface area.  I put a good coat of acrylic sealer to top them off.  I found a six pack of ’emergency candles’ at the Dollar Store.  I wrapped them in colored paper to give them some contrast for the photo.  I hung them using ribbon on my son’s headboard for contrast and he was VERY disappointed they weren’t staying there.

candle sconces painted white

AFTER

So excited to report I just successfully dropped off several pieces at the furniture consignment store!  They priced the cream-orange-chrome chair at $100 and the Broadway bench at a whopping $150!  The candle holders were impressively marked at $30.  My cut will be 50% of final sale price.  Finger’s crossed!    ~Sean

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Donna Anderson  |  July 16, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Wow on the prices at the store. Hope they go out the door and you make more $ 😉 Good job.

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  • 2. beth  |  July 16, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Cute wall sconces.
    I hope you sell your consignment pieces soon. Amazing how a new layer of paint and fabric applied to a “yard or garage sale” find can give it a new beginning.
    Hope you have success on your Saturday morning treasure hunt.

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