Friday, January 29, 2016

Candle Stick Upgrade

This is actually an old project I redid. I bought a set of blue handmade candlesticks at a thrift store a few years ago for 1€ each. I thought they'd make a nice project and I painted them white and added some beads which I also painted white. But they never felt quite right and after awhile ended up on the top self of my closet. 
When I recently went through that closet I rediscovered them. They sparked no joy, so I was about to send them back to the thrift store, when the upper string holding the beads gave up and scattered on the floor. And I thought "hmm this looks much better with just one string of beads, and might look even better with beads of a different color for a bit of contrast."

Luckily, I have a huge basket full of wood colored beads I got at a thrift store for 2€, I think the were originally a car seat cover. It took about a minute to change the beads and now I love these candlesticks.
Isn't weird how they look completely different with that one change?
Here they are on our kitchen table. I've been lighting the candles even if we are just eating take-out kebab and I have to say they really set a nice mood.


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