Friday, October 31, 2008

Candlestick Makeover

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It finally feels like fall here! Last week it was in the high 80s and now it's raining and in the 60s...I'm so happy. It's finally time for candlelit evenings!

I painted my green garage sale candles white and I think they look so much better.
I was so happy to see that my cloche fits perfectly on this dish!
Here are what the candlesticks used to look like:
I saw this commercial on TV last night and I love it! I had to share it with you because it not only has a good message...it will make you smile...Guaranteed!!! And to the few of you out there reading this that I went to high school with, I still have my pom-poms so when I'm 70-something ...



56 comments:

just a little bit shabby said...

Cindy, WOW!!!! You'd never know they were the same candlesticks!!
They look GREAT!!!! Absolutely good work!!!
Sandyt

Lady of the Mote said...

They are lovely!

Liz said...

Happy Halloween!
Hugs,
Liz & Mabel

southernbelle said...

Happy Halloween Cindy,Love the candlesticks!!! All yourfall decor is so pretty.Don't youlove all the seasons that give us
all the beautiful colors for our
homes? Also got a big laugh from
the commercial....Thanks and have
a good weekend....Mimi

Lady Dorothy said...

I love that commercial! I think that will be one of my new mottos. "When I grow up, I want to be an old woman!"

Isn't it great what just a bit of paint can do?

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

nice candlesticks..loved the video too...:)

Rochelle said...

Love the candlesticks.....you can make such lack luster things come to life with your painting techniques! Have a Happy Halloween!
rochelle

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Hi Cindy,

The candlesticks look fabulous!! gorgeous Vignette on your coffee table too! You did a beautiful job as usual!!Happy Halloween! and im glad that Fall has come to Calif. too, its so pretty here, My favorite season ever!

Btw, Im having a big GIVE-AWAY this weekend, so stop by and put your name in, Im posting it late Saturday or Sunday morning!

~ Cynthia ~

Cottagecheap said...

That commercial is awesome!

The candles turned out great!

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

It's beautiful. I've been on the hunt for some cloches, but haven't come up with any yet. Where do you seem to find them?
Brenda

Lady Katherine said...

The candle stick makeover turned out great! Love them.

Diane said...

Dear Cindy, I didn't see that commercial but thanks for showing it to us, it's just an upper, isn't it. Have a Happy Halloween and great weekend. Diane

Diane said...

Happy Halloween Cindy! Amazing job on the candlestick! Loved the commercial, especially the flappers. :0} Diane

1RadChick said...

Love the candlesticks, and I wanna be an old woman right with ya, sweetie! LOL I haven't the ad but love it too! :)

Julie said...

Oh Cindy - I loved that commercial!

Your candle sticks look beautiful. If I had found them I would have had to paint them black to match my decor!

Joanne said...

I love the way the cloche fits perfectly on that pedestal bowl. I'll have to try it. I thought that the candlesticks looked great when you first posted them but I do agree that they do look better painted white. Enjoy ~~ Happy Halloween! Joanne

Deborah said...

Cindy, I just nearly melt when I see what beauty you create. You are truly blessed with talent!

Hugs,
Deborah

Priscila said...

where did you get that large acorn? loveing it1

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Cindy, love how you "re-birthed" those tired candlesticks. They are lovely.

Thanks also for posting the fun commercial!! :0)

Happy Halloween~

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

An Enchanted Cottage said...

Okay, that was the greatest commercial ever!! I suspect it's more regional to your locale as I've never seen it and to my knowledge, there aren't any Kaiser's around here... I LOVE your candlesticks painted white, and the cloche looks like it was made for that bowl! Happy fall to you in California!...Donna

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Cindy,
The candlesticks look great!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

THose candlesticks are to die for! I love the way you put the cloche on the pedestal dish! I have several- I will have to see if I can find a pretty dish around the house that will fit- great idea!!

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

That video did make me smile thank-you!!
Ginger

Bev said...

Cindy, absolutely beautiful - as usual!

Bev

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Check out the tea cozy #6, I thought of you ;-)
I was checking out homespun living blog and linked to her etsy shop - it is so cute! I don't know her just liked it ;-)

Enjoy your creative painting!

sarah @ a beach cottage said...

isn't it just amazing, me and Mr BC call it the Power of Paint, nothing is sacred from it lol! did you age it with stain as well, I've never really got to grips with that...they look beautiful, great inspiration, just what I needed this morning

the advert is just too funny, love those old dears with the pom poms, there's hope for me yet to be a cheerleader lol!

Sarah

ksarra said...

I love your ability to see things the way they can be. Your vision is amazing. LOVE all the treasures you found!

cammyk said...

Perfection....as always!

Anonymous said...

Great post Cindy! I would've overlooked those candlesticks for sure ~ it's so great how you can envision the swan when it's still in the ugly duckling stage!
I really enjoyed the commercial!!

Karin

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Another beautiful and creative post to inspire me to think outside the box. You did an awesome job on these Cindy.

Ginger said...

The candlesticks look 100% better. It takes a good eye to find something in a thrift store and be able to see in your mind how cute it will look after some fixing up, and you do fantastic with that.
Happy Halloween.
Ginger

chez sheri said...

The candlesticks are awesome -- what a dramatic difference. You really should open an ebay shop...I would be buying stuff from you every week! The commercial was so sweet. Love the cloche. The first time I found your blog I went out and bought two glass canisters and a set of white bird salt and pepper shakers...have a feeling I'll be adding a cloche soon!
Happy Halloween!
sheri

Connie said...

I already am an old woman.......uhhhhhhh, no, make that ONE HOT CHICK!!!! I left old woman behind long ago, my sweet little chickees!! Squeeeeeeealing with the best of them........Hahahah
Smooches,
Connie

Tea Time With Melody said...

Very nice. I have yet to come into that creative mode that knows you can take green candlesticks and paint them white! lol But...I am learning. Thanks for the ideas.

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

You do a remarkable thing with a little paint and stain lady!!!!

Blessings,

Sher

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Great job on the candlesticks. Now they fit perfectly in your home. Love the cloche over the pumpkin display too! And yes....when I grow up I want to be an old woman having a great time like those ladies!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

The candlesticks are so much prettier now!

I too want to grow up to be an old woman. :)

PamperingBeki said...

Oh they look sooo much better. Really lovely.

Great job as always!

Pat said...

Cindy, Well, the candlestick makeover is fabulous...just like everything else you do! Now, about that commercial....you have made THIS sixty-four year old smile today!!! And, for those of you who are young....please look forward to being "an old woman"....it's not bad and most of us feel much younger. My unasked for advice...find something you LOVE to do - it will keep you young at heart...therefore, a younger old woman! I loved the cheerleader..wasn't she a hoot!!! Take care. Pat

Debbs said...

Hi Cindy - thanks for replying. I don't think I've got the knack like you - OK if I send my pile of ironing round to you? LOL!

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Those are beautiful! I like the cloche over the bowl too. Seems like everything you touch become beautiful!

Kady

debi said...

Great commercial!! Love the music! And I really love your candlesticks! So pretty...and the candles are a perfect pick...so fall-ish.
I TAGGED you on my blog...and I'd like to invite you on over to play!
Have a great weekend,
Debi

Anonymous said...

Cindy, You have a beautiful home and I love what you can do with a can of paint... You need your own show!!! I loved the u-tube ! Thanks for sharing, so gald I found your blog and it is on my favorites ! rms vickydarnell

Charmed Eras said...

Fantastic job with the candlesticks. Isn't wonderful how a bit of paint and imagination can transform most anything. Love the video. Inspiring!

Cathy said...

Hi Cindy,

Thank you so much for your sweet words on my blog about my Romantic Homes feature. I am so excited to share it with all of you. Enjoy it my friend.

xo Cathy

Neabear said...

I love how the candlesticks turned out. So pretty and fits in with your decor. Love it! We got rain too. So nice to see the rain again. But currently we are in So Calif for a wedding and will go to Disneyland. It is still raining this morning I think. At least it is wet outside anyway.

Pink Slippers said...

Love the video!
Wendy

Liz said...

Love the chunky candel sticks and what a great idea to put the cloche on the bowl! Smartypants!

~Liz~

Betsy said...

I love that redo. I also love your cloche! Where from?

Pearl Maple said...

Fantastic message in the video clip, life is fun and the more we have of it can only be more fun !

How lucky for you cloche to find it's perfect match and those candles sticks, well what doesn't look better with a quick kiss of vintage cream paint?

Thanks for sharing with us all.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Betsy, the cloche is from Marshalls. I bought it last year.

Lisa from celebrate CREATVITY said...

Fantastic makeover. Those candlesticks look awesome. You really did a beautiful job. What a great project!

Lisa said...

What a fabulous commercial - thanks for sharing it! It has one of those jingles that can run around in your head all day - and what a great mantra!
As always, love your transformations of late...everything looks great, but that little side table from a day or so ago really spoke to me. I seem to have a soft spot for unique little side tables. Weird, I know.

Ashley said...

I found your blog through My Mom's blog, I absolutely love the candle sticks, your living room looks so cute, I love the shabby chic look myself and am working on it for my own house.

JeanM said...

Those candlesticks came out awesome!

Kim's Cottage said...

Your candlesticks are lovely. Reminds me I need to get around to re-doing mine someday.

Love that commercial! You're right, it sure made me smile.

Gosh, I haven't seen a Kaiser ad in so long. They don't have them out here, of course. I used to work there, ya' know. Longest year of my life. LOL I was an X-ray File Clerk at the Fontana site. X-rays are stored in the basement. That's the year I learned that I cannot survive without windows to the outside world. LOL

K-