Tuesday, March 19, 2013

New sconces…….


I found these great little

sconces on eBay and they came in the

mail the other day.




Of course they didn’t look like this….. originally they were stained wood.

As usual I forgot about

taking a before pic until I had already started the project!




I loved the shape and style but the

wood color just wasn’t quite what I had in mind.

So, out came the paint!




Three different colors of paint

  and a little sanding and this is the end result!




Currently they are hanging beside the trumeau mirror in

the dining room but I’m not sure if that

is where they will stay?!?!?!


sconce 4


After I took these pictures my camera died!

There is something wrong

with the shutter so off to the shop it must go!

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Suzan Sweatman said...

THey turned out gorgeous Des- and that mirror?

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Des. Isn't it wonderful that everyone is so creative and can see what beauty is hiding in an ugly duckling. How sad it would be to have to pass up these little beauties just because they weren't exactly right. That mirror is gorgeous and I think they look right at home beside it, but I'm sure you have many places they could go in your lovely little school house..Happy Tuesday, Judy

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Great purchase,,,You sure have a great eye on design.
Love the paint technique!

chateau chic said...

Your sconces are so pretty, Des. They'll look lovely no matter where you put them!
Mary Alice

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a great transformation, Des! These are beautiful.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

They look GREAT right where they are - I'd keep 'em there. They look like they belong next to that pretty mirror, framing it as the "main event!"

Well done, looks fabulous!

Mari said...

Oh they turned out so pretty ;)


Phyllis @Around the House said...

I love your cute shelf, wow it turned out so great, who knew..just enough chippy to make it look perfect..love your blog and I am a new follower of yours,,,

niartist said...

They look like a million bucks Des. Good luck with the camera.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very pretty Des! Love the makeover!

Kelly said...

I love, love, love them! I love them more with the white paint makeover you gave them. I also am drooling over your blue and white plates. They're my favorite shade of blue too! I think they look great beside the mirror, but if you're like me, they will visit other rooms of your house in the future. LOL! They can go virtually anywhere, so I'm sure you will enjoy them for a long time.

Anne said...

Great find Des! They are so pretty!


Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful, Des! You worked your magic on them. I like them on each side of the door but I know you have plenty more ideas!!


Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I have to say they were hideous before but now they look wonderful with your mirror!

Traci said...

Very pretty!

Darleen~ Places In The Home said...

I've never met a pair of sconces I didn't like, and these are no exception. They are nice in their original state, but bring on the wow factor in their painted present state. The sconces, plates, and mirror (reflections of a crystal chandelier-swoon!)pair beautifully together and create a Ooh La La look all their own!

Terry Moore said...

Yes please! Love the Frenchness of this look.

Red Rose Alley said...

These sconces are beautiful. They are pretty after you painted them, but I also liked them before, as I love dark wood. The design is very unique and lovely. They look great where they are in your home.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Des, The sconces are beautiful and I love them next to your gorgeous mirror.

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

You did a wonderful job on them. They look gorgeous flanking the mirror, and I love the transferware too!