Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Spray Paint to the Rescue

Oh I will never tire of the ways spray paint can transform anything.  Just recently, I purchased these lightbulb candlesticks from the dollar store.  Ugly as heck, right?





But I love candles that I don't have to light (plus they're so much safer with kids around) and these just add that little bit of warm candlelit ambiance.  Maybe they're a little tacky, but I like them, they just needed something to make them look less cheap.
Yep.  I pulled out the good ol' spray paint.  I took them apart...


...chose my colors.  Red, white and the beloved primer.  Seriously needed.  The paint will definitely not stick to these plastic pieces without it!  The top brassy colored piece I painted white to blend in with the faux candlestick and the bottom brassy colored holder I painted red.


Much better.  What do you think?  Still tacky.. or simple and festive? 


Gotta love spray paint!  Hope you're inspired to transform something of yours into something new and fresh!




Have a wonderful Wednesday!!

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9 comments:

LJ said... Best Blogger Tips

I absolutely laughed when I saw this post!! A couple of weeks ago I donated to Goodwill a set of the same (I think.) candlesticks. I wondered if you had bought mine! What you did with them was wonderful and they looked so cute I had second thoughts about my donation!! lol I did check out your bio and found out that you live in Canada so I don't suppose my Iowa/USA donated ones found their way up there. :)

Cassie said... Best Blogger Tips

What a huge difference!! I've never tried to spray paint over brass...now I will. Thanks for the push! =)

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@LJ Oh that is funny!! I bought them at the dollar store, so it probably wasn't yours! :) Thanks!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Cassie Thanks!! So glad I've inspired you!

Etcetorize said... Best Blogger Tips

Great transformation! They look so Christmassy now. Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize~

TSWL said... Best Blogger Tips

I totally love what you did with them! now, they look so fab! thanks for sharing. we are featuring it in the blog, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest! We hope to see you again next week. and make sure to grab the featured button ^^)

Hugs,
Lelanie

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Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Etcetorize Thanks!!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@TSWL Thanks so much for the feature!!

Jenni said... Best Blogger Tips

OH AWESOME!! Please come link this (and any other projects you have using Rust-oleum) up at my Rust-Oleum LOVE Party. Here is the link... http://kissedbyafrog.blogspot.com/p/rust-oleum-craft-project-parade-linky.html