Friday, July 12, 2013

Before & After: Fleur de Lis Candle Holders

I'm not sure where I picked up these fleur de lis candle holders.  I believe it was a couple of years ago at Big Lots.  Anywho, the candles got a little icky and wouldn't light anymore.
The glass has a kind of iridescent glow to it.  A little boring if you ask me so I got busy preparing for a quickie makeover.  After removing all of the gross wax, I gave each a couple of coats of flat white spray paint.
And here they are now!  Sooooooo much better and more my style.
I gave one a Paris address tag tied on with twine.  The other has some French book paper.
And a tag and French clothes pin.
I love the milky white color now.  They almost look ceramic.

I think they still make for some nice candle holders, but wouldn't they be cute to hold office pens, plants, etc.?!



Donna said...

What a great idea! I was thinking the same thing, that they would be perfect to hold pencils and pens. I love fleur de lis anything!!

Victoria's Vintage Designs said...

Nice, good ideas! Really could use for just about anything!!

Connie said...

You are so creative :)
Come visit my studio tour and join my Give-A-Way.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Kate's Embroidery and Crafts said...

Genius! I love your creativity. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It's amazing how much better the design stands out now in the white! Looks great and nice update to something you already had.