Sunday, October 9, 2011

Using those thrifty finds

Hello!  You may remember me finding these fabulous iron candle sconces.  One was rusty, one not.  I ended up putting the not rusty one outside to let nature take its course.  After a month it was ready to find its place in my dinning room.  You can see here the sconces I replaced.



I added the teardrop crystals to give it a little glamour. I think it looks so pretty with the light casting showdows off the crystals.  Here is a close up.




Now a picture of  the other one.  Swoon...love, love them!  I normally do not go for a rusty look, so this is totally different then anything I have done in  my home.






Just another view.  I don't know why the chair rail looks so wonky. Maybe it is my lack of skill at picture taking.
I have at least six projects to work on right now.  The really bad thing is none would take over an hour to complete!  Off to work on a quick project! 

I will be joining these fun parties:
Stephanie for Showcase Monday
Susans Met Monday
Carrie for Amaze Me Monday

19 comments:

Pamela said...

What a beautiful sconce!

Entertaining Women said...

The candle sconces are true treasures. Cool idea to put the one outside to rust. Thank you for sharing your wonderful finds. Cherry Kay

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love the crystals with the rust. Letting nature do the work is a great way to achieve a genuine look.

Life with L said...

You found a treasure! Love the addition of the crystals.
It makes quite a statement.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Your sconces are amazing! They look so regal and elegant. Well done!

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Lovely sconces. The little crystals add the perfect touch of bling. Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments on my kitchen tour.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very Pretty! Stopped by from Coastal Charm, Martina

Hello! I’m Patricia Ann said...

Toni, love the scones. The crystals were a perfect addition! Found you through SavvyHomeMade. I'm your newest follower and would love it if you stopped by my blog for a visit.

Revi said...

oooh, I LOVE rust and patina! Your sconces are great. Good choice to go rust instead of painting. :)
-Revi

Audrey said...

Love your rusty vintage sconces. New follower!
Audrey

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

What a beautiful find...love it! Have a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Blondie's Journal said...

The sconce is gorgeous, Toni! I think I have prints very similar to yours!

Have a great weekend! :-)

XO,
Janie

Sharon @ mrs. hines classon said...

Hi Toni, thanks for stopping by my blog. I thought I would return the favor and visit you. I LOVE those sconces!! I'm hoping to find some sconces for my entry to go on either side of the window. So, I'll hang some sconces and you can hang a picture gallery. Deal?

Sharon

lvroftiques said...

Hi Toni!
Love your sconces! I happen to adore rust *winks* And I love the addition of the crystals! Vanna

The Tablescaper said...

Beautiful sconce. Maybe the shade of white of your chair rail is too stark in comparison with your walls and decor? Just a thought. Hope you'll be with us at Seasonal Sundays.

- the Tablescaper

Tanya@takesix said...

I Love it!! Perfect for those candles. Thanks so much for stopping by Take Six

Honey at 2805 said...

Swoon is right, Toni! I am swoon over your sconces too!

Thanks for linking up to Potpourri Friday. I appreciate your participation.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I love thrifting...and it not only saves tons of money but makes my heart sing to be able to change things for so little. You did great with those sconces...they are lovely...
Mona

Suzy said...

Hi Toni. The sconce looks great - especially with the bling attached! I wanted to let you know that I've passed the Versatile Blog Award to you. Here's the link to my blog post about it: http://worthingcourt.blogspot.com/2011/10/award-and-things-you-may-not-know-about.html
Take care.