Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Thrifted Candleholder Makeover



I am addicted to the rush of finding something cool at the Thrift Store.  My pulse quickens, my palms get sweaty, it's ridiculous.  This is the latest find:


Two bucks.  Yeah, that gives me a little bit of butterflies.  Mmmm.

This should have been a fast and easy makeover because all I wanted to do was to change the colour.  A quick spray paint and I should have been done.

Here it is, ready for the spray, sitting in my new dual cardboard box system.  The second box was set up vertically to catch flying spray (not that I've learned the hard way that I need this on a windy day or anything).


So, the candleholder got a first coat of black spray paint and was left outside to dry.  And then it started to rain.  Grrrr.


I always wondered what would happen if wet spray paint got hit with rain.  Now I guess we all know.

So, the next bright sunny day -- a little sanding, another coat of spray paint, left it out there to dry, and,.................... then it started snowing.  In case you're curious in a science sort of way, wet spray paint looks pretty much the same after getting rained on or snowed on.  Double grrrr.

Also, just to add insult to injury, the second box blew over, and the cat peed in it.  Yep.  I'm down to a single box spray booth again.  Triple grrrr.

He looks innocent, doesn't he.  But he's not, he's a box pee-er!!
Finally, no rain, no snow, another couple of coats, and here is my sweet two-dollar baby.




Worth the rain and the snow and the urine in the end.  :)

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Freestyle Friday (Happy Hour Projects)
Shine on Friday (One Artsy Mama)

14 comments:

Kate Sparkles said...

Oh it looks so pretty, well worth all the effort to get there!

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

Yeah, it was well worth it! Looks great!

I've been thinking about you, Terry, and need to e-mail you back. I'll make myself sit at the computer today!

Oh, and remember the time I told you about Gage hiking his stupid leg on something I was taking a picture of in the backyard? Wish I had saved the photo, would have made a great blooper!

Carol-Anne (Use the Good Dishes!) said...

Oh my goodness....rain AND pee! Yikes!

It's really lovely, in the end and I love the table it's sitting on too!

Adrianne said...

Terry, I love your stories. Because other than visiting here, I always feel like I'm the only one in the world who bad crafty things happen to. And that I'm the only one so outraged that I have to photograph it so people can be upset about it with me. ;)

Great find, though, I love it!

Kadie said...

Baaaahaaaa! I knew about the rain and the pee but not the snow. Something really didn't want you to finish that project!! It did turn out very nice in the end. I just LOVE your posts!:) Truly.

MiMi said...

I love that you are like me. So many weird things happen to my crafts. LOL
I love it though, it turned out fantastic!

Traci said...

A box-pee-er? And he looks so sweet. Glad your candle holder turned out well in the end.
Traci

Mindy said...

Awesome! Not the peeing part though - naughty.

FineArtPainting said...

well, it came out good. just amazing what a bit of spraypaint can do!


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Hope to seeing you around!! Have a happy, creative day!

Lesley at Fabulously Flawed said...

I coulda guessed he was a box pee-er a mile a way. Oh, excuse me, a kilometre away.

I love the way the candle holder turned out. Very posh.

It's All Connected said...

Hey Terry, thanks for stopping by and joining me! I've had you on RSS for a long time and added GFC. We've both had our share of animal issues this week! lol

Kadie said...

Your candle holder turned out so cute!! And your cat (even though he is a box peer) is adorable! Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday. tee,he,he

Trish - Mom On Timeout said...

Darn rain! Well it looks great now! Thanks so much for sharing on Mom On Timeout!

Lauren Lanker said...

What a hilarious turn of events. But that last one definitely turned out so lovely...glad it was worth it in the end. Tee hee.

Warmly,
Lauren
The Thinking Closet

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