It is 2018! Wow guys…..time flies!
Let's get honest here for a minute. I have been totally in a slump since the Christmas decor went down. I had it all down by the 30th with the exception of the artificial tree that is still partially sitting in the foyer. You see after using that tree for about 7 years….most of the lights went out. So being thrifty, I decided to CUT ALL OF THE LIGHTS FROM THE 9 FOOT TREE! Yes….those caps mean that I am screaming. I am still not done and my hands are a scratched up mess. In the long run, I'm not sure it will be worth it. I like the LED lights, and they aren't cheap. So it will be pricy to add new lights, but cheaper than a new tree. The tree is still in great shape and just could not justify tossing it.
Back to the slump…..the Christmas decor went down and our 2 kids both left to go back to college on January 2nd. It was just too much at one time. This empty nest thing takes some getting used to.
You guys aren't here to listen to me whine. You want to see this month's Thrift Store Decor Makeover! We are back and ready to start the year off with fresh projects for you!
Here is the before of some great candlesticks that I purchased a while back. I liked them because they have weight to them and have a large base for a candle to rest or something else.
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This month my project is so easy. Y'all…every project you do doesn't have to be riddled with steps. Some of the best things that I've done simply involve a can of spray paint. This month involved several almost empty bottles of white in different brands. I did make sure that the last coat used the same paint. It was too cold to go anywhere, and I needed to use up my stash.
Since my project is so simple, I decided to share with you multiple ways in which you can use a candlestick. They aren't just for candles!
The shape of these are perfect for small serving bowls. I bought these bowls last year at Big Lots. They are so cute. I surprised my hubby with a simple lunch of pimento cheese and chicken salad with fruit, veggies and Triscuits. All of this was premade and store-bought, but it's all in the presentation!
These candlesticks look like serving pedestals now!
Here I just used one to elevate a small glass bowl from Dollar Tree. I usually buy carnations, but these roses from the grocery store were so pretty. I needed a little pink in my life.
I almost added a little gold around the edges, but I decided to leave it as is….just clean and white. No distressing. These have the perfect little top to hold items securely. I got lucky!
Of course you can use a candlestick with a candle! I jazzed it up a bit with one of my boxwood wreaths.
How about using it as a soap dish? That little French box was also a thrift store makeover. I have a thing for boxes.
Do you have candlesticks that you'd like to makeover? Spray paint is fast, cheap and easy!
Be sure to visit the other thrift store makeovers this month! Links below the graphic!
Link Parties that OSH parties at on occasion! Sunday: DIY Show Off Monday: Between Naps on the Porch, Home Stories A to Z ,Inspiration Monday– Refresh Restyle Tuesday: Not Just A Housewife,All Things Heart and Home, The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse and Inspire Me Party at A Stroll Thru Life, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia Wednesday: Savvy Southern Style Thursday: My Repurposed Life, From My Front Porch to Yours, Friday: French Country Cottage, Miss Mustard Seed Furniture Friday, Common Ground, Imparting Grace, Keep Calm and Link Up, Craftberry Bush – Inspiration Gallery Friday, SnapCreativity – Show and Tell, Tatertots and Jello