Friday, November 19, 2010

trash to treasure...

Do you remember when I showed you this old trash pick that made me think hidden potential...

Well this is what they ended up as...

I was going to paint them white but decided to leave them be.  I just gave them a good cleaning, added a candle and wrapped it in Christmas sheet music...
Then I added them to my booth...
Nice trash to treasure story, don't you think?!! I am joining Debra today for Vintage Inspiration Friday over at Common Ground.  Thank you for hosting Debra and thank you for visiting today!  Enjoy your weekend!!

30 comments:

Polly said...

Now that is an awesome upcycling story!! love it!!

One Cheap B*tch said...

They look perfect! What an amazing transformation!

Jeanine

Jane said...

Great job! I wasn't even thinking candle stick holders when you pictured the lamps. It's a great trash to treasure and I don't think they'll be in your booth for long!
Jane

Roselle said...

I remember and I LOVE what you did with them. GORGEOUS!!!
Roselle

NanaDiana said...

What a great repurposing idea! They look great and I love the music covered candles. You KNOW I am so gonna steal that idea, don't you? Hugs- Diana

Sandi said...

WOW Sandi! What a transformation! My brain would not have come up with candleholders either. Can you send a little of that inspiration my way please? LOVE THEM now!!
Blessings~

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

That is awesome!!! Fabulous transformation!
XO
Kristin

kristina said...

Wow! they look gorgeous,
Love Kristina x

Kate said...

Sandi
GORGEOUS!!! Sometimes its better to leave them as is. Great makeover.

Happy weekend to you. Love the sheet music

xo
Kate

Chrissy said...

WOW!!!!! i love them..I would grab those up in a second! Hope all is well,Chrissy

Secret Garden Cottage said...

What a creative idea... I love it! They make wonderful candle holders... just gorgeous!
Have a wonderful weekend!
~ Jo :)

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

Nice thinking outside of the box. They are beautiful. Isn't it fun to pick something up and then stare at it to see what else you can see but the obvious? I love doing that.
tammy

Miss Sandy said...

Great find, love the creativity!

Donna said...

What a great way to repurpose those old lamp bases! Bet you have plans for the rest of the lamps, too!

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I am sure that if everybody who passed those lamps could see them now...well they would be kicking themselves for not getting them. Wonderful transformation!

-Danielle

Rebecca said...

Wow those turned out great and I love the touch of sheet music to the candles... perfect!
Blessings
Rebecca

Sue said...

What a great way to utilize those "junk" lamps! It took some awesome foresight to decide what you were going to do with them. :-) Sue

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

That is one of the best ideas I've seen in a long time. I'd never have thought to do that with them. They really look great!
Blessings,
Marcia

Linda said...

This is such a great project...you have a wonderful ability for thinking outside the box! I'm inspired! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your nice comment!

Attic Charm said...

Beautiful! You have an amazing vision, I'm quite sure I never in a million years would have been able to dream that up... Well done!

Heaven's Walk - said...

You certainly have a decorator's eye, Sandi! What a clever idea! They turned out just beautifully - and I'll bet they won't be in your booth for long! :)

xoxo laurie

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

I would buy one of those!!!!

Theresa said...

What a great transformation! Did you do anything with the glass globes? I saw a tut. a couple of years ago where the girl filled a glass globe with a lightweight cement mixture and then when it set up she broke the glass and had gorgeous cement orbs for her garden! They were really gorgeous so I always look for just the globe but now you have me looking for ugly lamps! thanks and thank you for the sweet comment, Theresa xoxo

Sandy said...

That is totally ingenious!

P.S. – I’m having a Jeanne d’Arc Living Christmas Giveaway!

Bisous,
Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio
http://myshabbystreamsidestudio.blogspot.com/


vintagesusie & wings said...

What gorgeous candles friend!! Thanks for sharing, I'm visiting from Common Ground & I love your blog!
Smiles,
Susie

Betsy said...

Unbelievable transformation and so inspiring. I'm going to have to be on the lookout for ugly lamps now. Love the sheet music:-)

June said...

This is amazing girl!!!! I love them. I think I need to look at a few more things upside down from now on. So cool!!!
hugs

Rose said...

you have great imagination. looks good rose

Chateau Chic Boutique said...

LOVE THEM! What a unique idea. You are so creative!
Have a blessed week!
Missy

Passionate for White said...

They look great - I doubt they'll last long in your booth!

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