One of the things I love to do is take something old and give it a fresh new look. Take a look around your room…see something you can paint and freshen up with a little DIY ingenuity? Here’s an idea from Heather at
Start by finding inspiration like Heather did from Blessings Unlimited‘s online catalog. She saw these:
(almost $90 for a set of three!)
She had these:
and after a little DIY and creativity, she has these:
I’m not seeing much difference between the $90 set and Heather’s DIY set – just a beautiful transformation and lovely candlesticks! See what she used and how she did it at Larissa Hill Candlestick Makeover.
Who knew that True Value Hardware sold decorative decor? Well, mine actually does sell holiday decorations (and TRAINS!), but this is just about the most simple DIY project ever. Just something I picked up while shopping for another DIY project. It’s got a little industrial character. Just a little creative repurposing that even the most DIY-challenged person (like one who’s brain is already into next week’s vacation)…
Thick emergency candles
(you could even spray paint the pipe fittings but I love mine the way they are)
Instant Industrial Candle Sticks…
Restoration Hardware price would be ridiculous. True Value Hardware price is less than $10 for a set of 3.
Not just for Christmas…I love unique objects turned decorating and when was the last time men in your family noticed or commented on your decor? I think this one will get an admirer or two. What do you think?
It’s December – I know you’ve been decorating and working on festive DIY, right? Let’s see!
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Learn some fun things you didn’t know about me. I’ve answered 10 random questions over at Making a House a Home where I’m hanging out with my awesome DIY friends, Lana & Joey today!
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