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Sunday, August 26, 2012

THE Chandy (reposted 2 times due to PILOT ERROR)

 As I mentioned before....
I LUV THIS awesome candelabra from POTTERY BARN.
Waaay too pricy for Sweet Nothings SOCIAL SECURITY BUDGET, tho.
THIS one, bought at a thrift store for a very few dollars, is 
SMALLER
PLAINER
LESS CHARMING AND BEAUTIFUL
but....

I think it MIGHT be cute once 
YOU and I 
work some magic on it.

So many sweet ladies offered up some mighty fine suggestions for what I might can do with it.

Some were simple....a few much more complicated than I could ever do...
and some suggestions required
T.A.L.E.N.T.
of which I have ZERO of.

ALL were fabulous ideas.
Thanks so much. The very best of blogging is how generous and helpful Bloggers are...
not to mention how TALENTED.
THESE are little metal  MINI TART PANS that I ordered from 
AMAZON......6 for $11.
and I had a gift code that paid for them and the shipping.
HOT DIGGITY DOG !!

SONNY of 155 DREAM LANE
saw these, thought they would work great for the larger candles I am wanting to use
and sent me the link. I ordered them right away.
May I just say right here that they are PERFECT...
I GLUED them to the original smaller candle holders and
they fit like a glove and
I AM HAPPY.




I thought that, since MY chandy was so plain and didn't have all the
curly-q's and swirly things my inspiration chandy had,
I would hang it from THIS
curly-q's and  swirly things
holder to add a little
PIZAZZZZZ
to Ugly Duckling Chandy.

(I see I might need to touch up those screws with a little ORB....
funny thing....I didn't even notice them until I saw them in a photo....)

I've had that pretty metal holder for so long, I have no idea where I got it.
 OIL RUBBED BRONZE and I are having a mad passionate affair...
I LOVE THE STUFF.....
The chandy hangs out far enough from the wall to be safe when I burn the candles...
I put this chandy in my dining room for the winter...
come spring, I may take it out on the patio....we'll see.
Do you like the holder it is hanging on?
I think it give it a little XTRA something....
 Noooo, mine on the right, doesn't have the fanciness of the PB one,
but, it's a pretty good copy for a little fella....
only 4 candles opposed to the plentiful SIX of the one on the left.
I find myself thinking, "Why, if a person is going to make one of these, didn't he
flare out those straight bars into  graceful curves.....?"
Mr. Sweet says if the maker had gone to all that trouble, I would never have
gotten the chandy for 2 bucks.....:(
I think both of them are just precious....
THRIFTED, OLDEN 
CHANDY........$2.00
little pans.......11.00
paint...................4.00
Total $17.00........PRICELESS
XOXO
I'm partying over at:
MOSAIC MONDAY
MASTERPIECE MONDAY
MOTIVATED MONDAY
NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY
YOUR GONNA LOVE IT TUESDAY
COWGIRL UP TUESDAY
TWEEK IT TUESDAY
WOW ME WEDNESDAY

49 comments:

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

It looks terrific! And I love it all the more for the price tag ;-)

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Bj...was it Sonny or Honey....2805 is Honey....
Great idea though...and it looks great!

Madeline's Album said...

You are one thrifty and crafty person. Yours looks just as nice as the pricey one. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

TexWisGirl said...

i like the sweet and simple lines of yours better. nicely done.

Salmagundi said...

Great project! You are talented -- don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Sally

Linda @ A La Carte said...

bj you are awesome girl!! This is so cute and I kinda like the simpler version better! Hugs, Linda

Theresa said...

I am a huge fan of your craftiness and this one is no different! I love it:) Have a blessed week dear BJ, HUGS!

Debbiedoo's said...

That is priceless Bj!~ I love it!

Jackie said...

Very nice BJ. Awesome thrifty save!!

Jo May said...

BJ you did it again.Had to pick my jaw up...this turned out marvelous.I'm excited how perfect it is....great idea with the mini tart pans.

Beth said...

It looks so nice. You did a wonderful job. Very creative using the tart pans.

Vee said...

I am bowing low...

Have no idea what rubbed bronze is, but it looks fabulous.

Honey really gave you a great tip! Those look fantasticulabalous and I kid you not!

Pondside said...

I like it! You have so many good ideas - I find myself looking at things in the thrift shops and wondering 'what would BJ do with this?'

Shelia said...

Hi BJness! Honey, you're filled to the rim with talent, just look what you did here! I love your little chandy and all you've done to it. The little pans look like they've came with the chandy! ;) Love your hangy bracket.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Stacey said...

Way to go BJ! I just love candleabras. :)

Michle said...

Love it. Just wish I could get so lucky in finding such great thrift finds.

Michle

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Very cute! I think I like the shape of yours better.

Sarah said...

You are so clever. It never would have crossed my mind to do this, BJ. It's fantastic

NanaDiana said...

Well, How CUTE is that?!? It turned out just darling and I absolutely LOVE it! xo Diana

Terra said...

You DO have a sweet talent for enhancing this chandy, it looks especially pretty at night. Stand up and take a bow!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Bj that turned out FABULOUS!!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I think your version is perfect. All the time you spent transforming it makes it extra special. Well done!

Cathy said...

WOW! Yours has it's on personality and you did it.

Cathy <;)

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

Beautiful! You did a fantastic job
on it, BJ! Thanks for sharing. :)

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

Audrey said...

Hi bj ... that really turned out nice. You ARE one talented lady, not matter what you think. Love the bracket too.
Hugs,
Audrey Z. http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/
Timeless Treasures

Tami {Curb Alert!} said...

Great job BJ!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

It turned out great BJ! Looks very pretty all lit up-enjoy:@)

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

oh my goodness, that looks terrific.

lol yep it was me who found the little tart pans.. they look adorable and just perfect .

Kathleen Grace said...

It's darling BJ! The scrolly bits on the hanger are a wonderful match for the scrolly bits on the chandy. Super clever idea to use the tart pans, and the ruffly edges add another element of detail. I think it is every bit as lovely as the inspiration piece:>)

Teresa said...

Amazing!
Since you last brought it up I was wondering what would you do with it... Turned out Awesome. Well done!

Adrienne said...

Love, love, love your pretty chandy. Your transformation is perfect - just perfect!
~Adrienne~

Red Couch Recipes said...

I love the new chandy -- it is very charming. I agree with you about oil rubbed bronze things. Your photos are great. Joni

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

WOWZER!! That turned out soooo great BJ! I love it to pieces.

Patty Patterson said...

BEAUTIFUL! You should be a wedding planner or decorator or something. Or maybe stage homes for sale. You have such a gift for making things beautiful!

Mimi said...

Beautiful!!! Love the mini tart pans to hold the candles ~ such a clever idea.

Theresa said...

Love this project, thanks for all your clever ideas. I look at the new ideas on blogs and think, why didn't I think of that? I learn so many useful things from your wonderful ladies in blog land. Have a good day!

Amber Star said...

That is a great idea! I put up some clear big Christmas lights on the patio one year and loved them so much they have just stayed. I've seen the PB chandy, and really am partial to your, version. I love a bargain!

Becca said...

BJ, you did am amazing job transforming your chandelier! Wow! So very inspiring!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Just gorgeous BJ! Enjoy your week.
XO
Kristin

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
What an amazing transformation, dear friend!!! It would look splendid on a porch as well, but I agree for now...it's in the perfect spot!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Beverly said...

Fabulous! Fabulous! Fabulous!

Love this, BJ.♥

Cozy Little House said...

I think it looks mighty fine! Just think of what all you could buy to tweak with the money you saved from not going to PB?
Brenda

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

this is so sweet - and perfect for your home!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Well.. I think side by side...your's lights up the dining room just fine!

If you wanted it fancier...you could add some sparkles or something!
But I like it the way you've tweaked it. Pat

Irene said...

It came out soooo cute. Love the romantic feel with the candles lit.

Roisin said...

Turned out great. Those little tart pans were perfect! Looks very cozy & romantic.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

I think your thrifted chandy is fabulous now, BJ! The updates - tiny tart pans, ORB paint, and pretty hanger - transformed your piece into a one-of-a-kind beauty. And, by the way, I would argue that you DO possess a lot of talent! ;)

Hugs,
Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

Toni said...

Tart pans! I have been giving myself a headache trying to figure out what I could use...thanks so much for sharing. I am planning to do something like this for my new screen room. Yours is fabulous! Love it!

Becolorful said...

Bloggers are wonderful and you have obviously developed some great relationships with a number of them. Not surprising. :D Sonny's idea was truly genius. This turned out just so great. Thanks for linking it up to Motivated Monday at BeColorful.
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