Wednesday, October 13, 2010

White Candelabra

I am co-hosting a baby shower for a woman in our smallgroup & I’m going with an antique shabby chic theme with lilacs, grays, & white for the decorations. For one of the centerpieces, I was looking for a white candelabra with hanging crystals. I feel like I have seen a ba-zillion of these in the past, but when I actually needed one they were nowhere to be found. It’s probably because white candelabras are more “springy,” & it being fall, I understand why they aren’t packed on the shelves at every store. BUT, I still wanted one for a centerpiece. I found a black candelabra with black jewels at Michael’s in the Martha Stewart Halloween section & decided that since the price was right, I was going to have to get creative. I mean really, a black candelabra at a shower for a baby girl does seem a bit morbid even if it is close to Halloween.
Here is the candelabra before I started “crafting.” It really isn’t bad looking for a black candelabra. I would have kept it black if I were having a Halloween party this year. Here is after the first few coats of white paint. (Yes Mom, I’m painting on the carpet, hehehe). Ta-da!!! The finished product! Notice the new crystals; I’m most excited about them. They took for-ev-er, but I’m so glad that I took the extra effort for them. Thanks Phil & dad for helping with this project! You're so good to me!

3 comments:

Good Stewarts said...

Is this for Gina's shower? I really wish I could make it! We're going to be in Port O'Connor this weekend, visiting with family. I hope that it goes well!

Good Stewarts said...

Candlabra looks great!

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

Thank you Amber; you're so sweet! Yes this is for Gina's shower and we will miss you! I will be sure to post pictures for you though. Have a great trip this weekend!

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