Nov 3, 2010

Steel Roses...

I was poking around at Tuesday Morning's
a discount housewares shop...
(I'm not sure if this is a national store?)

(click photos to enlarge)

I found the cutest candle holder base,
except....


It started like this....


Loved the style,
but not so much the dark coloring...


So I layered acrylic paints onto it...

For the first coat I used light ivory, and antique white
alternating and mixing a little with broad brush strokes...

Then the edges  were scuffed
and
painted with dark grey and silver
once again with broad messy brush strokes...

going for heavy shabby :-)


Now it feels just right...


Soft and dreamy...


Today I am joining...

Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage
Under $100 Link Party at Beyond the Picket Fence
and
Chic on a Shoestring for Flaunt it Friday

Come get inspired!

Thanks for stopping by today,

32 comments:

Mari said...

HELLO BELLA,

I LOVE HOW YOUR SWEET ROSE CANDLE HOLDER TURNED OUT!!! WOW SOOO MUCH PRETTIER :)

XO~MARI

Ruth said...

so pretty!!

NanaDiana said...

Love it....the paint made all the difference. Yes there are Tuesday Mornings all over the country but ours closed about a year or so ago. It was a neat store and you never knew what you were going find in there...sometimes oodles of stuff...sometimes nothing. Great find for you!!! xxoo Diana

Lavender Cottage said...

I don't know how you find these wonderful treasures Bella, the candlestick is gorgeous with the roses on it.
Your paint job has added depth and a softer vintage look.
Judith

milka said...

Why do you always have so many beautiful stuff? It is very pretty! :)

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Hi Bella,
Love it!!! Beautiful find....and it looks so much better with the new paint job!
Gorgeous!

Tete said...

Hi Bella,
This is something I would have been drawn to. Love the way you dressed it up. Too cute!
Hugs- Tete

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Bella, Love the after, so pretty. Take care, Jen.

Cindy said...

Wow! I really love that; it turned out just beautiful!!!

Sheila @ Dodging Raindrops said...

That looks great! We have a Tuesday morning up here in Lynnwood. There is also one in Bellevue. I'm not sure where else.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Bella: That not only feels right, it looks amazing. What a great treasure you found. Blessings, Martha

Farah Muzaffar said...

Hello Bella .... its so lovely and the rustic touch in it make it more elegant... and with that little decor you enhance the beauty of it.. very delicate ane beautiful.

Thanks for stopping by and leave such lovely comments...
Love
Farah

Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...

Hi Bella.....
LOVELY
ut nothing is like natural ROSES :)
Hugs from
Håkan, The Roseman :)

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Homegoods has the same thing. I was looking at it a couple of days ago:) I wish I had bought it now that I see how fabulous you made it.....maybe I will go back;)
~Debra
Capers of the vintage vixens

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Oh it is lovely!

Jane Flora Doora

Kathy said...

Hello Bella! Terrific transformation! I love Tuesday Morning! I confess I have gotten there early to stand in line for a few of their 'special' sales.
They are a treasure trove of wonderful things. You've convinced me that I need to transform something I got from them years ago...
Happy Thursday,
Kathy

Alexiev said...

Great objets and flowers...

Best wishes from Buenos Aires...

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Kim said...

Hi Bella,
It is so beautiful. It is soft and romantic. I would love to have a couple of these. Thanks.
Kim@kim-lettersfromtheshore.blogspot.com

Cabin and Cottage said...

What a pretty result! You photos are so nice too! JQ

Renee said...

Very pretty! We have Tuesday Morning here in Oregon too. Love that store!

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hi Bella :) I LOVE this rose candleholder! Wish we had a Tuesday Morning Store, as they seem to have some great items, But I don't believe I've seen one around here in my part of Michigan..BOO HOO!! :( You did a wonderful job shabbying it up!

Warmest Hugs, Brenda

Pretty Pink Cherub said...

Beautiful!!!! TYFS!! Hugs!

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

I like Tuesday Morning, in the past I have gotten so many things from there..... you just never know what you'll find and this candleholder is something I would of pick up right away. What a beauty this is!

Have a Wonderful Day*

Heather said...

Love it!

PBKISSES said...

Hello!
Your blog is beautiful! I also LOVE that candle holder- you made it perfect!

gail said...

what a beautiful candleholder...you made it so special. it truly is transformed!
thank you also for your lovely comments about the inn....it makes me feel like a made the right choice in colors!
gail
adventuresininnkeeping.blogspot.com

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Those are perfect with your touch--thanks so much for linking up!

maría cecilia said...

So lovely, or soft and dreamy as you say!!!!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Just lovely. You are right, the light accents are perfect.

Lady Pamela said...

This is SOOOOOO beautiful. I just love it. We have a similar store in Canada, it is called HomeSense. One of my favorites. Thanks for the eye candy.

Once We Were Faeries ~Judy said...

Beautiful Bella, it would be right at home here with me. ;) We have Tuesday Morning here in California. I don't go often enough.
Judy

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

It really feels right, oh, how much it does!!