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3/23/10

Pottery Barn White Pillar Candle Holder Hack

I spied these pillar candlesticks at Pottery Barn and fell in love with them. They were just what I wanted for my mantel.

Their description: The curving forms of a grand balustrade were re-created by artisans to form our hand-turned white candleholders.
Crafted of mango wood that’s painted and distressed for rustic style.
Dramatically sized for a mantel or console.
And the price: $34 each. (ouch!)

So I started thinking about what I had around here in all my junk that I could make into candleholders. I wanted them to be "dramatically sized".

Here's what I came up with:
2 old ugly gold lamps!













A $1 can of white spray paint later and this is what I have:



Tell me what you think about them, would they work for you?

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24 comments:

  1. Oooooh! Very nice. I like em. You did a nice knock-off.

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  2. quite honestly, I like the better than the pottery barn ones! they remind me of old antique milking jugs or butter churns or whatever, love them

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  3. Wow these look great. I like it better than the pottery barn ones!

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  4. great knock off... good for you!

    Sandy

    http://thewondersofdoing.blogspot.com/

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  5. Wow great idea. I did something similar when I took an old table, cut the legs to make a coffee table, then took the stumps, stained them and made candle holders like this!

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  6. Thanks for all the wonderful compliments guys. I'll be around to visit you all.

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  7. Not only are they cool, the sorta look like the base of a vintage candelabra I found at a country garage sale. Good job!

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  8. How clever! I've thought to spray paint things before but never to take apart old lamps and make candle sticks out of them, so clever! Nice work!

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  9. Alex Thank you, have you posted a pic of your vintage candelabra?

    Tara Thanks! I'm learning you can spray paint EVERYTHING! lol

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  10. Great idea and job! Come plant your "creative seed" at my new blog party on Fridays: "Plant a Punkin Seed at Punkin Seed Productions"

    Hope to see you there!

    Kristi
    Punkin Seed Productions

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  11. great job! I am a "use what you have" kinda girl myself. They look super.
    gail

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  12. I like them. They turned out great and the PRICE IS RIGHT!!! :O)

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  13. I love your candle holders. Great job...

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another great party. Don’t forget to stop by and enter my giveaway. I’ll announce the winner at next weeks party!

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  14. Kristi-Thanks for the invite, see you there!

    Gail-Thanks, I'm learning to be a "use what you have" girl more and more. It's fun!

    Margo- Thanks for stopping by. You can't beat FREE! lol Hubby loves it when he asks "How much did that set me back?" and I say "Nothing"

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  15. Lori-Thanks for the invite, I'll be there.

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  16. What a great idea to make your candlesticks with lamp pieces!! They turned out great! Thanks for sharing them at the POPP.

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  17. I still can't get over how great you made these look! Very creative! Thanks for planting your creative seed at Punkin Seed Productions! Come plant again next Friday!

    Kristi
    Punkin Seed Productions

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    Kristi
    Punkin Seed Productions

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