Monday, June 27, 2011

Antiqued Wall Sconces

Happy Monday!  I hope everyone had a great weekend!  My posts have been a little scarce the past two weeks, but I hope to be back in the saddle from now on.  There's been a lot happening over this way and I hope to be able to share it with you guys soon.

Today, I'll be sharing a new glazed piece with you.

I think anyone who thrifts has seen this gold-ish plastic stuff before.  

This stuff seems to have been popular in the late 60's, based off of some of the dating I've seen on the back of some of it.  Two manufacturers that I can remember off of the top of my head are Homco & Syroco.  While this stuff might be ugly as is, it looks great painted, and even better painted and glazed.

Honestly, these weren't too bad before, but I don't usually buy something and just leave it alone.  I really love how the glaze helped bring out all of the details.  It really added a lot of depth to them.

Thanks to everyone who commented on my last post.  I'm planning to start on the jewelry box this week.  It's a pretty detailed piece so I expect it to take me awhile to finish.  I'll definitely be posting on it when I get finished.

Linking to:
Met Monday @ Between Naps on  the Porch
Get Your Craft On @ Today's Creative Blog 
Twice Owned Tues @ House of Grace 
Restored it Weds @ Restore Interiors 
Mad Skillz Party @ Mad in Crafts

8 crafty peeps said:

  1. The detail pops out with your new finish.
    - Joy

  2. Beautiful!
    I love thrifting WITH you and seeing things through your eyes :)
    Is the jewelry box the one you got at the auction?
    Praying for you!

  3. I'm pretty sure I would not have given those sconces a second glance at the thrift store! In fact, I might not have even given them a first look ;) But as usual, you managed to give them new life. Beautiful!

  4. Great idea! I'd love for you to link up at Inspire Me Mondays! http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com

  5. Those look great! I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/06/tuesday-confessional-link-party.html. I hope to see you soon!

  6. These look like stone now, Kristi! Love the transformation!

  7. Your right, it does bring out the detail of the piece. Awesome job!

  8. Hi there, Just found your blog. I LOVE what you did with these, both color and glaze. So pretty!