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!