11.05.2011

candlesticks and nerds

Okay! I'm laying it all out there. I've had ceiling shelves for 3 years (since we moved into this home) and I FINALLY decorated it! (Que applause)
On the far right is an old crate box a friend gave me. It's SO MUCH CUTER in person than what it looks like in these pictures. (I really promise)
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But the candlesticks I wanted to share because they're SO easy to make.
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All you do is take a 4x4 post and cut it down to the sizes you want your candlestick's height. Then take a 2x6 board and cut it into 6" squares for the tops and bottoms. You double screw on the tops and bottoms and paint as desired.
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My dad did the honers of soldering the edges of my tops and bottoms, but it's not necessary.
{OH! And the decor balls I got at Walmart for $5. Regularly $15...GREAT DEAL}
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Then if you'll allow me to introduce to you, my new heart . . . this dear antique trunk that was actually used for traveling many many MANY years ago, and was GIVEN to me...for FREE.
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Drop JAW now. Say WHAA??? I know.
She GAVE it to me. I paid NOTHING. I'm still registering it in my brain. I look at it all day and it is adored deeply by me. May I never part from you from this day forth.
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Did I mention nerds?
uh...here's a picture of me and the hubby...attempting to pull off the 'nerd'
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With Love . . .

2 comments:

Heather said...

What a great idea and space filler!! My sad bedroom is just that, sad and in need of some good candlestick holders! bellesbazaar-heather.blogspot.com

Mommyblogger said...

Drooling- I LOVE the trunk! Your a lucky gal :)

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