Mar 24, 2010

Electric Candlelight...

So I am always talking about garage sales,
the dirty secret is...
I buy things with good intentions of fixing them up,
but.. they often pile up on my desk
(as you'll see in picture two).

(click photos to enlarge)

So this is my after photo,
My shabbified lamp :-)

It started like this...
I procastinated working on it because,
I didn't want to know how to rewire it,
and this bright yellow cord is horrible!

So first I layered and scuffed paint to my hearts desire..

Then I created wax drops on the candlestick,
using a glue gun.
Sorry I forgot to photograph this.

Cindy at My Romantic Home
did a tutorial on this 
It worked great & it was really fun
here is a link.

I wanted to make the cord look like an old fabric cord..
so I ripped skinny strips of muslin..
and tea dyed them.
Then I wrapped the muslin around the cord..
tacking the ends down with glue.

No more Bright Yellow cord on the tabletop!

The finished project,
with a silicone dipped bulb.

Today I am joining Gina At The Shabby Chic Cottage
for Transformation Thursday
Stop by to be inspired!


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kim said...

That looks fabulous! I love those special light bulbs.

Debbie said...

That was clever! I like the slip cover for the cord, the ones in the store are always too big and bulky, great idea:)

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Its so pretty! I added the glue gun drips to my chandy, too, after seeing Cindy's post. And I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who has a pile of 'gonna refurbish' stuff.

Mary Ellen said...

What a clever idea to wrap the cord!!Love it!! I am wondering if you could give me the source for the light bulbs? I love those and cannot find them anywhere. It almost seems like you could make them somehow...

bee blessed

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I love that wrapped cord! I may copy you with that!!! The lamp looks so beautiful!!!

Wanda Lee Of Dressing Table Heaven said...

Hello there once again,

Thanks so much for visting my dear! My I love what you've done with your shabby chic candle!.., So pretty; why even the cord looks old; so very pretty and clever!

Glad you enjoyed my dressing room sweetie; do come by again!~(My main blog is, The Plumed Pen)..,

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

I love it Bella, I want one of those..... Maybe now with the weather getting nicer.... I can find one at a yard sale or something. You did a great Job!!


House and Garden Boutique said...

The candlestick looks really great! Like the candle drips and the wrapped cord....Thanks for sharing!

stefanie said...

it turned out gorgeous!!! I love it!

LV said...

You transformed that candle stick into a work of art. You did a great job on it.

Kendra Joyner said...

This looks great!! Love those bulbs!! Love this!

CC said...

I just had to leave another comment when I saw the light you've done. It's simply gorgeous... you're very talented to see what this could actually be.

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

How did I miss this post??? This is so awesome! You're so creative...I would have never thought of covering an ugly cord with fabric!

Cindy said...

I absolutely love this, and i'm so going to copy the candle drips and the cord wrapping idea!


Heaven's Walk said...

LOVE this, Bella! Where did you purchase that sweet candle and lightbulb...????

xoxo laurie