Saturday, April 16, 2011

What I'm Working on Today

Earlier this week, I was given a jolt of inspiration by Nester over at Nesting Place.  She did a post on jazzing up your walls cheaply (of course!) with a grouping of wall sconces.
 image from Nesting Place

How awesome is this???  I've been thrifting these things for the most part of a year, intending to paint them and sell them on Etsy.  I was actually just about to list a pair the same day I ran across Nester's post.  Needless to say, they did not get listed.  

Yesterday, I began spray-painting a few of them.  I had a rough go of it due to wind and finally just gave up.  Since then, I've been working on placement and have added about 30 new nail holes to the wall.  The wall these are going on is really narrow.  It's part of  a little nook right inside the foyer.  The walls there have been pretty bare as I've been trying to decide what to do with them.  Here's where I stopped last night.

I decided that I wanted to have these running from the ceiling to right above the small desk I have in this area.  Since I didn't have THAT many sconces, I went out last night to find some.  I ended up finding two corbels that were perfect!

Here's where I am right now.  I've got a few more to hang and If the weather will cooperate, I'll be finishing up with the painting today and get them all in place tomorrow.

*I'm still not 100% on the placement.  I need to make a few adjustments and then Charles has to come back and replace my nails with anchors and screws.  Then I have to go back and fill in all of the extra nail holes.  Yippee! 

Linking to:
Think Pink @ Flamingo Toes
Sundae Scoop @ i heart naptime

10 crafty peeps said:

  1. Wow, this looks fantastic! This is a very cool idea. That wall is sure to be a conversation piece when you have guests over. Great post.

  2. Thanks, Al! I just love it and it's not even finished. Even with all of the different finishes, it looks fabulous. I can't wait to get them all painted!

  3. Ohhh, love those! Cant' wait to see what you end up with!

  4. LOVE this! I probably will copy you, LOL! I have a few of these sitting around, too! How cool for staging, too, would these be in a place I can't decide on for art? Can't wait to see what you do! P.S. I like yours better than the Nester's :)
    Love, me

  5. can't wait to see the end result...how fun.

    Blessings Kelsie

  6. I LOVE IT! I totally have one of those sconces sitting in storage (gold, needing to be painted) LOVE!

  7. What a fantastic wall arrangement...I love all the different sizes too!!!