Recently, I received an email from a reader, Christy, who told me this:
Just a quick note from a 50+ Texas gal who L-O-V-E-S your website. You have inspired me in so many ways I cannot express them all in an email.
Anytime I run out of ideas on how to solve a design problem, I think, “wonder what Rhoda is doing?” and check out your website – and I just had to tell you. You make me feel like I can figure out how to do anything! I don’t seem to have too much luck at yard sales, but I’ll keep trying.
Attached is a quick candlestick project that turned me onto your Ralph Lauren Turret Stair color. Two large candlesticks found on the 80% off aisle at Hobby Lobby – one was $1.50, the other $2.00. After painting, I attached two leftover light bulb covers from a standard bathroom bar light we replaced in our guest bathroom (with a small but elegant chandelier). Turned up with votive candles, they glow beautifully. And to think I nearly threw them away. They are now on my fireplace mantle, but here is a pic of them on a little glass table.
Thanks so much for your inspiring site, Rhoda! I’ll keep checking in.
How’s that for a fun and inspiring candlestick project? I love, love Christy’s idea of using those old light globes in a whole new way! I can see those with tealights inside. Thanks for sharing.
Christy also made the light fixture above her table using pieces from an antique store. Brilliant and gorgeous!
What a wonderful project. Doing a project like this not only for yourself but could make a beautiful gift for someone. Check out your local Habitat Restore for the globes……ours has them by the dozens in many styles and usually very cheap. Hobby Lobby always has the best sales, too.
Absolutely beautiful Christy! And I agree with her and everyone else……your an inspiration Rhoda……keep the ideas coming.
Hi Rhoda; What a lovely comment, and I love her redo candle holders, the globes look so great on them… I will have to keep that idea in the back of my creative mind… I have to agree with her too, I love your blog and all the wonderful ideas I get from them too. Keep up the good work…
Christy’s projects are wonderful!!!
And she is right, you’re so creative and an inspiration!
Nancy Hood says
What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing, Rhoda!
Amy at The Red Chair Blog says
What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!
Amy at The Red Chair Blog says
For the record, it’s a complete coincidence that my comment is almost identical to the previous commenter’s! How funny!
[email protected] says
This is just so ingenious!!! I’m definetly going to have to try this one.. Hope all is well with you..hugs ~lynne~
The Consummate Hostess says
Great project idea!
What a great new idea for those candlesticks!
I love your blog, too, Rhoda.
Love the candlesticks. I have some that would look so good with some black spray paint. Thanks for the inspiration!
Fabulous redo!! Thanks for sharing with us!!!
A great idea.
What a great idea!
Thanks for posting…
what a great redo, they turned out so nice.
I wouldn’t have thought of using those light covers on the candle sticks–looks great!
Melody N says
I happen to know and work with Christy….. she does amazing things!!! And….she is an amazing woman!!!
I am very proud to say that I have been to Christy’s house. She is so talented in so many different areas but, she is something else at interior design on a budget or not!!
However, as wonderful as the dining room is I would love it if she would take a pic of her grouping over the fireplace to share with each of you on this website, using her special made candlesticks on the mantle with the tea lights glowing.
It’s something to see.
Jami Fleming says
love this idea too! I have some old candle sticks I was getting ready to redo, and we are getting ready to replace the old brass light fixture in the diningroom, so I have my shades to go on the candlesticks. thank goodness I saved the tealights!
Raven Bagley says
I just read this yesterday and had to start the hunt to make this one of my crafts! Luckity today I found two of the light bulb covers at the thrift store for $.45 EACH. Snagged them up without thinking twice. I did not find any candlesticks that had potential (at a reasonable price either) so that is next on my agenda! Thank you for sharing this!!