from splinter to… Splendid

Candle Holder Repaint

Candle Holder B&A

I bought this candle holder in a group of about 10 things for $20. This was a super easy project but that’s what I needed this week with all the end of school things going on. Spring has finally sprung in the Northeast and now I want to be outside, so I am working on my outdoor eating space. My parents gave me a table that they painted white on top with lime green legs. And, my mom made me cute reversible placemats to use on it. One side is lime with white polka dots and the other side is yellow with white dots. This candle holder makes a perfect springy centerpiece. I can also put flowers in a small mason jar and display those instead of the candle. Now, I just need to get my chairs painted to match the table. Maybe next week!!!!

This candle holder was very dirty but I could have easily cleaned it and used it. Instead, I wanted it lime green to match. I disassembled it by removing all the screws, cleaned it all up and spray painted the wood pieces. After it dried, I put it back together and I thought I was done. I had a white candle that’s the perfect size but decided I wanted a yellow candle. Another easy fix! I found yellow with white polka dot cardstock in my stash of paper. I cut it to size and mod podged it on my candle. It will not burn good now but I never light them anyway because… I forget to blow them out. I like it better with the small plant. I lined a pint jar with the same yellow polka dot paper and placed the small plant (which is in a small cup) in the jar.

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The next time you need decor accessories for your home and you don’t want to spend a small fortune, go to a yard sale or junk store. There are so many things out there that just need to be cleaned up and spray painted. It makes them special when you add your touch to it and make it exactly how you want it. I would not have found anything that matched as well as this does. Simply look past the dust and dirt and envision what it could be with a little paint. You can probably make it splendid!

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FRIDAY

Shabbilicious Friday Link Party ∝

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Creative Collection ∝

SATURDAY

Share It One More Time  ∝

SUNDAY

DIY Sunday Showcase ∝

Sundays at Home ∝

That DIY Party ∝

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Get Your DIY On (First Sunday of the Month)

16 Comments

  1. mary

    What a great fix! I love finding items for cheap and making them pretty again with some paint!

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    1. ninnyhauk@yahoo.com (Post author)

      Thanks!
      Mandy

      Reply
  2. Betsy

    A little paint sure makes a huge difference. Love the vibrant color you chose, perfect for your garden. Thanks so much for linking up with Talk of the Town.

    Reply
    1. ninnyhauk@yahoo.com (Post author)

      Thank you and thanks for hosting the party.
      Mandy

      Reply
  3. Debrashoppeno5

    The yellow and green are so bright and happy looking. The lantern is the right touch and the green really perks it up. It sure is a nice space to enjoy.

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    1. ninnyhauk@yahoo.com (Post author)

      Thanks!
      Mandy

      Reply
  4. Millie

    loving the color scheme 🙂 such a great upcycle too – looks like you will have a great summer eating in the lime patio!

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    1. ninnyhauk@yahoo.com (Post author)

      Looking forward to many outdoor meals. Thanks!
      Mandy

      Reply
  5. Katrin

    I love easy projects and your candle holder turned out lovely! The green is just so fresh and ideal for the patio and summer!

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    1. ninnyhauk@yahoo.com (Post author)

      Thank you!
      Mandy

      Reply
  6. Kailyn

    What a great color! Thanks for linking up with Welcome Home Wednesdays

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    1. ninnyhauk@yahoo.com (Post author)

      Thank you for hosting. I hope you have had a wonderful Memorial Day!
      Mandy

      Reply
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  8. Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel Vintage

    It’s amazing what a little spray paint can do. This looks fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Charm.

    Reply
    1. ninnyhauk@yahoo.com (Post author)

      Thank you!
      Mandy

      Reply
  9. Ashleigh

    Thanks for linking up at Peace Love Linkup! Our next party starts tomorrow at 6, so stop on by and share some more great content! Hope to see you there! : )

    Reply

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