If you are like me, your taking this week kind of slow and enjoying some down time. But, if down time for you just happens to include a little DIY'ing, here's a fun way to update worn or old candlesticks with a little sheen!
collection of candlesticks in varying heights
2 foam brushes
Find a collection of old or worn candlestick holders and collect needed supplies.
Whether you live in a home with young children who are excitedly awaiting the arrival of Santa, or merely want to create a festive welcome for guests arriving during a party, here is a simple way to light the way!
Side note: Looking at these pictures I just have to smile! This is a tutorial I was asked to write last winter for HGTV.com, and I wasn't certain I'd actually be able to pull it off. I mean, we don't have snow every year in the NW. However, I gathered my supplies, took the "steps" photos and then set everything by the front door to wait for snow to capture the "beauty shoot." Perhaps I'd get lucky before the article deadline and snow would magically appear at my front door. Well what do you know, one night the weather report claimed snow might just arrive early the next morning. So I set my alarm for a crazy hour and amazingly snow was falling! I quickly moved out the glass cylinders, lit the candles and started capturing photos. This brief snowfall ended up being the only snow we saw all winter, talk about luck.
A few minutes later I heard screams of delight. The kids had awaken and wanted to get out and play in the snow asap...at a few minutes past six! I blew out the candles, bundled them up and off we went to make snowmen! What fun, I hope we are as lucky this year.
several glass cylinders or mason jars
length of garland
Select glass cylinders or jars and gather votives and rock salt.
How can you not smile looking at these photos, fun and ridiculously unrealistic. I can just image how far one of these would get, headed down the street, before it became a gifting "free for all" to anyone nearby.
But regardless, fun. Which reminds me!
Both of these cars have a resemblance to my first car...
Ha! The places that little thing took me. Wish I had thought of piling a big stack of presents on its roof...
The final Sponsor of the Holiday issue of House of Fifty we are featuring is Joss & Main. With daily sales events featuring a wide range of products, at discounted prices, this is a site to keep your eye on!
House of Fifty readers can receive $15 off their first order of $50 or more, and sign up to receive emails notifying you of upcoming events. Click here.
Two curated events I have my eyes on are these!
Beth Dotolo of Pulp Design Studio
And Kate of the Centsational Girl
Both should feature some lovely and interesting finds!
Another sales event I see on the calendar is Modern Bird Studios. Oh, I'm a big fan! One of our favorite pieces of art in our home is the "French Fred" piece they created from a favorite photo of my son Max.
Another Sponsor of the Holiday issue of House of Fifty is Abbe Fenimore of Studio Ten 25, and what a talent she is! And busy too, running a shop carrying a wonderful selection of accessories and furniture, an interior design business as well as writing for her blog.
Beautiful rooms & beautifully unique items in the shop.
Who doesn't adore Jill's work seen on her blog and wonderful shop Live.Like.You.! And Monika too! She writes the most stylish blog and runs the shop Splendid Willow Avenue which is full of fabulous finds. Two Stylish Swedes indeed.