Friday, July 1, 2011

Candlestick turned Table

What up what UP? Are you ready for a fabulous holiday weekend? I’m looking forward to bunches of family and friend time and TONS of fireworks. And lots of food. Lots. :)

I’m so excited about a little project I finished up today and I couldn’t wait to show you. My first day of No-Spend July went off without a hitch – I already had everything for this project. (And have for awhile.)

It all started with a chunky candlestick I found at Goodwill last year (yes, last year) for $4. The process was pretty simple, and I took pics of all of the details for your viewing pleasure. ;)

First up, the I-like-em-chunky candlestick:

chunky candlestick

No sanding here peeps, just some cleaning:

(I. hate. sanding.)

A wooden plate from Hob Lob:

(On sale…holllaaa!)

Some Liquid Nails around the top:

I laid the plate on the floor and did everything upside down so I could see to make sure it was centered:

A couple coats of spray primer:

spray primer

And then a coat of Heirloom White:

hierloom white rustoleum

I like eggshell or satin for furniture projects, but glossy will do just fine!

After it dried I scuffed it up a bit:

distressing

Because I didn’t want it too look like there was a PLATE sitting on top (even though there was), I added a mirror from Hob Lob:

Half off, in the candle section.

I didn’t even glue it – just set it in the center. It was a perfect fit:

And now I have an itty bitty table perfect for this small spot:

candlestick turned side table

I LOVE IT. Seriously…in love.

Love that candle too – have you seen the little holders at Bath and Body Works? Super cute, and that one was only $3.50.

The table is surprisingly sturdy – the candlestick is nice and heavy (the bottom is weighted). It holds a drink or the remote just fine, and that’s all I need. ;)

I know many of you are so excited to see the sectional!! The room has been a mess with holes in the walls, drywall dust and sawdust lately…but I will show you the space next week for SURE. I’m SO excited to show you! Hang in there with me!

I hope you have a wonderful, fun and SAFE holiday weekend!

 

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY

and

GOD BLESS AMERICA!!

82 comments:

  1. Love this project! Awesome!

    Happy 4th July!

    Hugs
    Charo

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  2. Super cute, Sarah! Little Nut bug is in a cage. Poor little abused pup. :) He looks so sad! Have a great holiday!

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  3. Great transformation! I'm your newest follower.

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  4. Hey Sarah, LOVE this! What a great idea. I'll be on the look out for a big chunky candle stick now. It turned out great. No one would ever think your table was a candle stick and a plate. Genius! : )

    Happy 4th to you too!! I'm an American living in Canada so I don't really celebrate the 4th. Today is actually Canada's version of the 4th, Canada Day. But I have to say, the Canadians I know, don't really do anything for it. When I lived in the States we always had big bbq's with lots of friends and family. I miss that. : ( Enjoy your weekend!!! ~ Catie

    http://catiescorner2.blogspot.com

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  5. What the... creative!?!?
    I love this! You're simply amazing, girly.

    ~Shelley

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  6. No way, you made a table with those things? So so cool! Love it!

    Megan

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  7. Wow never would have thought of that!

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  8. Thanks for the inspiration. You are so creative.

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  9. What a great idea! I love your blog! I get so much inspiration from you...thanks...have a great weekend

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  10. Excellent idea! It's so adorable! I LOVE it!

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  11. Cute table. I have some smaller spaces that I need to think outside the box to get surface area into. Quick easy, awesome project.

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  12. That is absolutely genius! Your ability to visualize random objects as a completed product is amazing. Great work!

    themusingsofasimplegirl.blogspot.com

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  13. Love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Love how your table turned out, Sarah! Looking forward to your family room reveal. I know it's gonna be awesome! Have a wonderful 4th!

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  15. Love this idea. How high was the candle holder? I'm always looking for economical projects like this for staging.

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  16. Sarah I love it! Best of all is the beveled mirror on the top, it really reflects the candle and looks great!
    Susan

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  17. Sarah you never cease to amaze me with your creativity!! Such a cute little table!

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  18. Jill C., Camarillo, CAJuly 2, 2011 at 8:18 AM

    Interested in selling your great little table? I too will have to be on the prowl for a big ole candlestick to make one of my own--I know my mom gave a way some candlesticks just like that a few years ago--if only I could go back in time!

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  19. I love the fabric! I also have a few dark places in my home.I just know heirloom white is the solution to bightening the browns that I have become so bored with.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  20. Holy cow that is one big candle stick holder!! I love workin' with what ya got projects!!

    Happy 4th!

    Kari

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  21. I love it! Whay can't I find a chunky candlestick like that?? --I will spraypaint anything heirloom white..... LOL

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  22. Very nice! Love that you added the mirror on top too. What a pretty accent piece you have now!

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  23. That's fantastic! I love it ... hmm, that might work instead of a night stand for our guest bedroom ....

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  24. Seriously in luuuurve with this too! Love that colour paint. I'm now going to be on the lookout for a chunky candlestick to shamelessly copy you!!!

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  25. What a great idea. One question, how big is the candlestick? I would love to do this!!

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  26. What a perfect idea! I had saved smaller candlesticks over the past year with the intentions of doing something like this, only using them for display props at craft shows. Now I'll have to look for large ones to make little tables! Thank for the inspiration! :)

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  27. I love it!!! And I have a chunky candlestick...think I will do a cute table too. Happy 4th!!!

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  28. LOVE!! That was so perfect for that space and what a "high end" look for practically nothing out of pocket. You are my hero :)

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  29. Great idea! Really enjoyed the Madagascar 2 reference!

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  30. Oh my gosh - I'm so doing this! I have the tiniest spot that I have to have a table in for my wine er uh I mean coffee and this cutie table would be perfect!! You are genious- I love every single part - the mirror and candle included!

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  31. Wow! How do you come up with this stuff!? Awesome idea!

    http://bonniegetchell.blogspot.com

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  32. That is a cute little table! You are so creative!

    I used to be more like that when I was younger and had more energy. But I have fun watching you! (smile)

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  33. I'm salivating waiting to see the family room. Since I'm sofa/chair shopping, I'm wondering if you ordered your sectional from Arhaus? I'm flying back to Michigan to visit family and they have an Arhaus store there so I thought I might have to shop while I'm there.

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  34. WOW! You amaze me. I am so happy I found your website a couple months ago, so inspiring. I want one of those now-I will be looking at garage sales.

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  35. Very nice. I did this exact thing last weekend :)

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  36. So Stinkin' cute! I need a little inspiration I am in the middle of a furniture project and its not turning out. I was feeling poopy so came in to perk up. You did the trick! Thank You Off I go!
    <3
    Amy

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  37. What a cute project!! Love that it is just the right size for what you need without taking up a lot of space. :) I can't wait to see your new family room!!

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  38. Looks good, looks good! Can't wait to see the sectional!
    -Susana

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  39. how cute is that?!?!? Funny, I've got some small wooden candlesticks, in various heights that are meant to hold votive cup candles, that I've been wanting to transform. I want them to hold the large chunky style candles but need something on top...like your wooden plate but smaller...so that the big candles won't fall off. Guess I need to check out Michael's or Hobby Lobby to see what I can find. :)

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  40. I'm so impressed! Would Never have guessed it was a candlestick with a plate on top!! And can't wait to see your couch!!

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  41. UN-BELIEVEABLE!!!

    You are amazing - thank you for saving us piles of money while helping our homes look beautiful...

    Have a wonderful 4th with your family!

    Blessings - Katie

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  42. This looks amazing! It's just the thing I've been looking for for my living room; I can't wait to try this for myself! I'm featuring you as a favorite find on my blog!
    http://copy-cat-crafter.blogspot.com/2011/07/five-favorite-finds.html
    ~*Jessica Lauren*~

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  43. Love that DIY project! Love spray paint! :)

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  44. I am all for reusing items and re-purposing them. This is a great example. I was surprised that no sanding was needed on this project.

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  45. It turned out so cute! What a great idea!

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  46. And that is why we all keep coming back!! You are the most clever person on the face of this earth!!!! Just want you to know that I scored big time by adding a shade to my dining room ceiling fan. I emailed you because I had the wrong type shade and I couldn't figure out how to make it work. Then I read some of your fan's comments and one reader said they used a zip tie....which didn't work with my fan....but it put me in the right direction. I figured out to thread floral wire through the screw holes (the screws that held the glass bowl on my fan) and then wire them tightly around the wires of my lamp shade. It worked!!!!! I was sooooo freaking excited I wanted to hug you....so here's my hug! It looks fantastic and my family thinks I am great (I gave you credit after an hour of praise). Thanks so much for sharing all your great ideas!!!!

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  47. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! I wish I could think of neat projects to make! You've got a knack!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Laura

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  49. That is just so creative! I love it! I have had a need for small tables forever and this is something I can do AND afford. Can't beat that! Thanks for sharing, it's simply gorgeous!!

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  50. This is my new favorite table in the whole wide world!! I absolutely love it! And the candle for $3.50?? Man!

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  51. Love this...something I am going to try and remember by pinning it to Pinterest.
    Happy 4th july to you and yours

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  52. Love the table! I want to know what Goodwill you shop at. My local one never has stuff like you find at yours!

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  53. I have a similar candle stick and will try to copy this fabulous idea. I was wondering what I would do with my "find". Thanks for the inspiration.

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  54. I love it! especially the distressing! good work!

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  55. Love! I am going to have to keep my eyes open for the materials to make this project. I am in need of a similarly small table!

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  56. looks great but so funny that you have put a candle on your table now. you could have saved all that work and just used your original candle holder!!
    in all seriousness though, great idea.
    cheers Fiona

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  57. Ha! I have the same sort of thing goin' on in a tiny space that needs a table -- a huge wooden candlestick ($1. from a yard sale) topped by a $.25 round unfinished wooden plaque from a different yard sale. Enough room for a can of Diet Coke. Someday I'll actually glue them together and paint them to match exactly...

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  58. wow.wow.wow! Love it! Makes me want to go dig around my garage and find something to paint :)

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  59. You have such great Ideas! LUUUVVVV them all!

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  60. Sarah, WHY oh why can't my mind work like your and come up with these GREAT projects!? AWESOME!
    Have a PRETTY day!
    Kristin

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  61. Hi! First comment here! I love this project! You've given me a great idea for an antique stair spindle I found about 3 months ago! Thanks for all your inspiration!

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  62. Love it too! Hugs hope your 4th was fun and safe.

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  63. Ha! I was using that EXACT SAME brand and color of spray paint for a holiday weekend project as well! I used it to paint a nightstand!

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  64. Hi! I love your blog! Got hooked on decorating blogs when I started reading YoungHouseLove which led me to BowerPower. Then I found yours on a Google search. You have taste similar to mine and are inspiring me to make much needed changes! Question for you...how to I enter for the AmEx gift card drawing? My email is kcgirl3016@gmail.com. Thanks! Kandy

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  65. Brilliant! Thrift stores and spray paint, what would we do without them?

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  66. Great idea and I love how you showed "scuffing" it up...plan on trying it soon. Love love your blog!
    Mommy's Time Out www.thekoetherc.blogspot.com

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  67. Wonderful!! I have never thought of using a Wooden Plate when I needed a sturdy circle for a project! Thanks for Sharing this adorable project!!

    Nancy
    coeurdalenegifts.blogspot.com

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  68. This is such a great idea! I want to make my own candlestick table :)

    I would love to feature this on my blog and link back to your tutorial if that's ok :)

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  69. How much do I absolutely love this right now?! Great job!!

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  70. Hi! I saw this on Pinterest, and I'm linking to it and featuring your great tutorial in a post tonight.
    Thanks for the great idea!
    -Revi

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  71. I like the touch of the mirror

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