I am joining at Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for her weekly Met Monday post. I wish I could just go sit and take a nap on her porch :)
I purchased this pedestal or candletick at Hobby Lobby at the end of last summer. It was sitting on the shelf by itself and I immediately was drawn to it. I was looking for the price and then I knew why it was still there .... it was chipped on the lower corner! I loved it and knew it had potential so I asked the manager if he would mark it down even more and I snatched it up for $4!
Of course it came home with me and I went to work in my kitchen floor!
It's a little over two feet tall with alot of detail... it just needed a little work.
I knew I could find something around the house to fix it with and remembered I had some plaster of paris. But first I had to have something to fill the holes with and then I remembered we had some drywall or sheetrock tape.
I filled in the two chipped corners and let it dry overnight and added another coat.
After a coat of off white spray paint ... here it is! I may give it a brown wash later on ... who knows .. it's just paint!
This summer I used it in my dining room with a wooden birdfeeder filled with greenery on top. I used it as a "pedestal" then.
When my daughter Jennifer was married this summer she had a candle lit for Amber with her initials on it. Of course I cherish the candle so I have moved the "candleholder" to the family room and decorated it with some fall leaves and Amber's favorite flower ... sunflowers!
I love my thrifty purchase and who knows where it will end up come Christmas time! :)
Thanks for visiting and God Bless!