Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Drab to Fab - Shabby Chic Wall Sconces

I'm sure you've probably seen some of these in a thrift shop before.

Did you pass on them?  If you see them again, grab 'em, take 'em home and pretty 'em up.  All you need are some sweet little wood ornaments from Lowe's, Home Depot, Hobby Lobby, AC Moore, Michael's... you get the idea.

I stained mine with a dark walnut stain so they would show through after I sanded them and then had Charles glue them on (he did a glue/brad nail combo).

They got a little white paint and some distressing and voila!

Linking to:
Restored it Weds @ Restore Interiors
Creative Share @ Trendy Treehouse
Power of Paint Party @ Domestically Speaking
Under $100 Linky Party @ Beyond the Picket Fence 
Hookin' Up With HOH @ House of Hepworths 
Thrilling Thurs Link Party @ Paisley Passions 
Transformation Thurs @ The Shabby Chic Cottage  
Everything but the Kitchen Sink @ A Little Knick Knack
Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous 
Sundae Scoop @ i heart naptime 
Market Yourself Monday @ Sumo's Sweet Stuff 
Making the World Cuter Monday @ Making the World Cuter 
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest 

25 crafty peeps said:

  1. These are adorable. Amazing what a little white paint and detailing will do!

  2. I love your candle sconces! I've got a similar pair just waiting to be transformed. And I also love using those wood appliques, guess great minds think alike! I never would have thought of staining the applique first, thanks for the tip! I always hate it when I distress it, and the wood on the applique looks different than everything else! So thanks for shaing:)

  3. wow! talk about seeing the potential in something. i love it! now i'm off to search my thrift stores! lol!

  4. Wow...these are beautiful. I need to venture out to the plethera of thrift stores here in Utah and see what I can come up with.

    Jessica @ myworldmadebyhand.blogspot.com

  5. Wow! What a difference! I never in a million years would've guessed those would turn out so cute! Definitely going to have to snatch some up on my next thrift store trip!

  6. Ok I'm never passing any of these up again!!!


  7. I am so going to try this out...I know I've got some sconces around here somewhere!
    Just wanted to let you know that I'm passing the Versatile Blogger Award on to you. Visit my blog for all the details!


  8. Excellent! Love what you did with it!

  9. I love those wood embellishments, Kristi! I always like to keep a couple on hand. I've got a project coming up using one to dress up a little shelf piece. These candleholders look so much better white!

  10. those are so pretty! they would look great with a glass pillar holder filled with shells- can you tell i am ready for warmer weather! or fill with water and irises... the possibilities are endless!

  11. Such an amazing transformation, they look lovely

  12. Wow what a great transformation! They look so pretty.Lots of really neat ways to use these. Really like your blog!

  13. LOVE.
    You are the Queen of Creativity!
    I had a thought just now--I wonder, if after I get MY BOWL ;) I did several posts on it, would it get featured on all those fancy craft sites all over again?
    Wouldn't that be a hoot?
    But I am certainly going to show the world (or those that come to my blog) the amazing transformative genius you have.
    I love you, girl!

  14. Paint truly is the 8th wonder of the world--transforms outdated items into oh so chic items. Thanks so much for linking up to Beyond The Picket Fence.

  15. They looks so great!! I love white paint lately. Good choice :)

  16. Beautiful before & after! I love the sconces. Where will you be hanging them?

  17. Wow, I love these! I must try this!!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

  18. SO pretty! Love the makeover! Thanks for linking up to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions. I am going to feature this on Thrilling Thursday tomorrow. Feel free to stop by and grab an "I Thrilled" featured button off my sidebar if you would like :)

    ~Lori @ Paisley Passions

  19. This rocked so much that I just had to feature it this week at my Hookin Up with HoH party!

    Stop by and grab a button if you'd like!

    ~Allison @ House of Hepworths

  20. How cool, and I would really pass right by these!! Great job!

    Art by Karena

  21. I love this transformation! you are so talented. Love love love these sconces!