Sunday, April 17, 2011

Candle Makeover…

I have been looking for new candles for awhile now.  Since my husband painted our walls to sand, these candles blended in.  I did NOT want to spend a fortune on decoration candles.  It was hard to find a good color for under $8.  While at JoAnn’s, I saw a candle decorated in paper.  My first thought was, “why would you do that?”  Then it hit me that I should find a really fun paper to wrap around my candles!  That exactly what I did. 
Start by measuring the height of the candle and circumference (around) the candle.2019cut your paper to those measurements.  (I ended up cutting mine smaller before gluing it on)
2020Center your paper in the middle of the candle.2021Hot glue the ends together.
2025The full look.  (Notice the red wall gone!)

*Sorry for all of my pictures being crooked.  I guess I can’t take a straight picture, and I don’t know how to fix it

Frame Makeover…

I’ve been introduced to the world of spray painting and it is addicting!  Here is one of the many things I’ve spray painted over the last week (others include candle sticks, bookshelf, and a metal star).  In my attempt to brighten my house, I thought it would be fun to change these picture frames.  They worked well with the old d├ęcor, but were a little dark for the new look. 


So after buying cheap spray paint, I went back and got Krylon.  It works great!  2013After one coat.  If you look closely, you’ll notice the paint really isn’t adhering to the frame very well.  It took several coats for them to look nice.  Later we (a friend and I) learned that we should have used primer first.  It makes a HUGE difference!
2014_edited-1I filled the frames with some fun fabric!  My husband says he still prefers picture (a nice way of saying he doesn’t love it), but I’m going to keep it to see if he warms up to it :)2018A close-up.2016