Friday, March 26, 2010

More Imitations.. Rococo Noir and Pottery Barn again..

Even though my arm hurts still, I have been doing some crafting.. I just get too bored at home, awake all night on my days off, to NOT do some crafting.. So I started with some things that Ive been wanting to get done..

For a long while now, a couple years at least, I have LOVED these Rococo Noir by Rosanna candlestick holders..

I got the matching large cake stand two Halloween ago and have loved the collection ever since.. But the candlestick holders cost about $50 a pair so I opted to look for a similar style and make my own. I found some in the Hobby Lobby Clearance for about $3.50 each that had a VERY similar shape and appearance. They just needed a little paint!!

here's what they looked like before.. a kind of bronzey color...

And here they are with a fresh coat of glossy black (my fave ahhh..).. I think they look really good.

Then I saw these Pottery barn mirrors and, even though I dont care much for white, I liked the style.

I figured Id give it a try with some $2.99 IKEA mirrors..

I used red mirrors and did the painting in black..

The mirrors were already red so I took some plain ivory soap and in the spots where I wanted the peeling paint I wiped the soap on the mirror. Then I painted black over all the mirror. Once it was dry I took fine grit sandpaper and sanded the areas where Id put the soap. Then I sealed it with spray sealant.

They turned out ok but Im not sure if I like them or not.

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The Girl Creative

Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home

Feature Yourself Friday at Fingerprints on the Fridge


  1. Those candle holders turned out great!

  2. Oh my gosh!!! Those candlesticks are almost a PERFECT MATCH!!! I love them!

  3. You did a great job on your frame and candleholder, they look fantastic!

  4. I love the candlesticks...isn't HobLob great? And I bet if you add some decorative molding to the middles of the frames, you'd love them! I think thats just what they are missing.