Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A Simple Re-do...

  Lately I have been wanting to add a certain something to my simple little coffee table, I just wasn't sure what I wanted. After digging through some of my old decorations from our last house I came across these old black candlesticks & was reminded of some candle sticks in the latest Pottery Barn catalog. A little paint & some distressing & I made some knock-off Pottery Barn Candlesticks for free...

Candlesticks Before...


I am so happy with the final product.. what a difference! & they add such a great little touch to my coffee table.

With some antique white paint & a little sanding, this project took less than forty five minutes.

I have wanted candlesticks like this from Pottery Barn for a few months now, but didn't want to pay the price.. I am so happy with how they turned out.

I even had these candles laying around in my house & the paint was left over from a previous project, so this little DIY was really free. & I LOVE FREE!!! I hope you all enjoyed this simple little re-do, it's the little details that really make a difference in the feel of your room.


  1. GENIUS. my husband even peeked over at my computer and said "i like that"


  2. Love it! :D Im plannin on redoing mine too! :D

  3. O yayyy! So glad you girls like them.. I have such better pictures than these, but they wouldn't upload. glad you get the full effect :) & a husband liking them?? that's a compliment! lol. Inna you better post about them or show me!! I want to see how they turn out.. put them on the facebook when you are done!

  4. Gorgeous..it would have taken me more than 45 mins to even dream that up!

  5. Hi, I followed you on Google from www.madamedeals.com. I hope you follow me back. Thanks : )

  6. Cute Blog! I’m a new follower Happy Wednesday!! I would love for you to stop and take a look at my blog as well! Thanks!

  7. these look great! I have a large candlestick that needs some love.....I hope that you will link this to my Show and Share linky party, going on all week. http://craftygeordi.blogspot.com/2011/01/hi-everyone-i-had-busy-day-yesterday.html

  8. Hi,

    I love these candlesticks.
    New follower on GFC through Welcome wednesday.
    Have a great week


  9. They turned out great! Great pictures too.

    new follower from a blog hop.

  10. Beautiful!!! I NEVER would have thought to paint them like that :( Just found your blog and I'm following! Would love for you to check out my blog and follow back!

  11. They look great! Very impressive! I'm a new follower from Welcome Wednesday! I would love a follow back:) It would be awesome if you could also follow me on Networked Blogs & Facebook too! You could also stumble my blog if you like :-)

    Thanks, Misty

  12. those are gorgeous, I need to get more creative like this!

  13. Very nice...I just passed up some Sal Val candlesticks last night that I would've bought had I seen this first!

    I would love for you to link this to my Fridays Unfolded at http://www.stuff-and-nonsense.net/2011/02/fridays-unfolded-4.html



  14. so pretty....I am so impressed!

  15. I love these. Great job. Where did you get your couches. They are fabulous! Just what I'm looking for.

  16. Loving the white over black! Visited via LB

  17. Beautiful! I love it. If I didnt have little ones to destroy that, I would do it ;)

    Thanks for linking up with the Say Hi Sunday Blog Hop. I am now following you through GFC. Would love a follow back.

  18. Love the candlesticks.
    New follower from the Say Hi Sunday blog hop.
    Hope you follow back.

  19. Lovely, wow, amazing stuff here. A new follower, hope you follow back.


  20. Hi from LBS--your blog is beautiful, and I am a new follower!

  21. This redo is fab and so is your blog! I'm a new follower from snowy Maine. We Well to Do girls are always looking for guest bloggers {hint, hint} :)

    Thanks and hope you will consider following us, too-


  22. You go with your bad self....These are beautiful and the price is AWESOME!
    They really do look just like the ones from pottery barn.

  23. I've been wanting to do this and you've inspired me to go for it! They look great! (Over here from Thrifty Decor Chick!)

  24. Looks like they turned out GREAT!

    I am blog hopping today and I'm happy to have stopped by your blog.

    Please feel free to come over to either or both of my blogs and follow:

    Jessicas Lil Corner is where I blog about family and life at http://jessicaslilcorner.blogspot.com

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    Hope to have you come and visit and follow soon!! :0)

    Have a blessed rest of your week!!

  25. They look wonderful! Always amazing what a little paint can do.

  26. I really love these! I found you through sassy sites link up party. You antiqued style is right up my alley ):


  27. Loved the antiqued look you gave those candlesticks. You have great vision in all your projects! Looking forward to seeing more! :)

  28. oooh! lovely! I just found you on the friday blog hop linkup. These are amazing. I just donated some old candlestick holders, and I'm totally regretting it now. Awesome.

  29. I love coming up with my own Pottery Barn knockoffs! There is something so satisfying about DIY that looks just as good!

  30. Perfect final touch : )

  31. These turned out great. I'm actually on a mission for new candlestick holders, I will keep this in mind, that I can just paint them if I don't love them but do love the price. Thanks!
    I'm a new follower :o)
    aubrie @ http://amamab.blogspot.com

  32. I saw these @ Pottery Barn and my first thought was "I could make these"! Haha, yours looks great!

  33. They look fantastic. The shape of those candles was great to begin with and the white knocks them right outta the park. :-) I would love it if you'd link this up to my Marvelous Mess party. I will be choosing one project to be featured on my sidebar for a week!! Here is the link: http://marvelouslymessy.blogspot.com/2011/02/marvelous-mess_20.html

  34. I love projects that are fast and free. :)

    Especially when they look amazing when they're all done.

    Your candlesticks look great!!

  35. Your project is great and would love for you to link up to my Saturday Spotlight Linky Party @ SAS Interiors. Check it out this Saturday: http://www.sasinteriors.net/features/

    Jenna, SAS Interiors

  36. Love it! I'm also impressed with how shiny your black wood is. No matter how much I dust (and it feels like daily) my black wood furniture doesn't shine like that.