Friday, July 15, 2011

Christmas in July!

When you only have one sale per year, not only do you have to appeal to the masses, but you have to cover each holiday as well! Sometimes when you look at a piece, you might not know what you're going to do with it, but you may have a certain holiday in mind...

Last week I showed you this piece, in my "name that junk" post....

No definate answers, but some good ideas. No matter. I thought it was cool and had a vision that included fresh greenery, candle light, and shiny, reflective baubles.

That was the before, this is the after:

After a couple rounds with some white spray paint, and some "distress" sanding it was starting to look like exactly what I had envisioned.

I found some chunky glass votive or tea light holders that fit perfectly in the holes.

For some added elevation and bling to tie in with the glass balls, I added some cut glass knobs that I had in my stash.

Some freshly plucked Juniper berries fit nicely in the otherwise vacant holes...

This mix of textures is pleasing to the eye...

Almost makes me anxious for Christmas.....but I'll wait!

Have a great weekend!


  1. Oh what fun you are going to have with this piece. As hot as it's going to be this week here in Iowa we need some winter thoughts. Project well done!

  2. Thoughts of Christmas and winter white almost makes me feel cooler...almost!
    Love it.

  3. Gorgeous. Asolutely gorgeous!

  4. What a beautiful piece of someone elses junk! :) What a great rescue. I love it in white.

  5. It looks gorgeous. I love Christmas and am in the process of sourcing items for Christmas 2011 for my shop :-)

    Leeann x

  6. wow! I love this, esp the crystal knobs for the feet

  7. White and lights are always right--love it, not ready to think Christmas!

  8. oh everything looks so pretty!

  9. I love it! What a great way to re-purpose something for my favourite time of the year!

    Best wishes,

  10. Love the candle holder and really love that you painted it white! It can be changed up for any holiday too... love the feet, a great touch!


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...