Wednesday, April 23, 2014

PAINTING A CANDLEHOLDER



Found this metal wall mounted candle holder at a garage sale recently.  It's not old or anything valuable, but we liked the style and design.  So of course...








...I had to whip out the can of spray paint and get to work.  I didn't need to  sand it, this was already smooth and ready for painting.  I hung it up on a hook we have hanging from a tree branch and gave it a coat of red paint.  Side note, we love painting things in the country, we can do it anywhere and not worry about paint drifting to where it's not supposed to be!








...and here it is hanging on the wall in the kitchen.  Yes, I know the candle is a bit large, need to find some smaller ones, but we couldn't wait to see what it looked like.  It nicely matches the other reds we've put in the kitchen, the cookbook stand HERE, and the paper towel holder makeover HERE.

So pull out that paint can and give something old a new lease on life!

9 comments:

Practical Parsimony said...

"Pull out the paint can" is definitely my philosophy! I am in the city, but do not worry about drift as I have a large yard. I threw hats on a bush and regretted that for about four years. I have a tarp that is a painting tarp now. I just throw it over a small table and even the drift on the grass just hits the tarp.

I never thought of hanging anything in a tree to spray paint. For something like the candleholder, it would save all the worry of turning it to hit every surface and then allowing it to dry to get the back.

Glorious color.

Practical Parsimony said...

I meant to say "I threw hats on a bush and spray painted them and regretted that..."

Mom at home said...

Recycle and reuse. I like this motto. You can shop for hours in stores and online and never find accent pieces in red. Find the item and grab the paint can and boom, it all matches!

ladyhawthorne said...

Here's an idea if you find more candleholders: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/333196072403567414/

1st Man said...

HA, I understand. I painted something on some buses in the driveway in town once upon a time and it was a good couple of years before it finally disappeared. This is a hook on a branch and so it, like you said, lets me get all around it. I hang it about eye level. Makes things easy!

1st Man said...

DEFINITELY! I have a sign that says recycle/reduce/reuse. Yep, this is something I am always looking for, the right color red but this way I can just make it when I find it, ha. Thanks!!

1st Man said...

Oh wow, that's great. Thanks!! Dang, I keep starting to get into pinterest and start pinning and then I get sidetracked. Need to do this. Thanks for the link, love the ideas!!!

Gammy Tammy said...

Wow... that came out really nice!!!

1st Man said...

Well thank you!!!!