The upcycled lamp parts candle holder is actually a muti-purpose piece. It would make a great Valentine's Day candy dish. Or it could be used to display faux succulents. I have 3 different styles of lamp parts in my stash of treasures and I show you how to use all three in various ways.
Today is Thrift Store Decor Day and my thrifty friends have some great projects for you. Visit their blogs by clicking the links at the bottom of the post. Now on with my project tutorial.
The three lamp parts are all a bit different. The white piece is one I painted for an earlier project but I don't remember what that was. I may not have used the piece after I painted it. That's how it goes sometimes. You can see the gold-tone brass piece is damaged but I worked around that.
The black lamp piece was originally part of a Victorian Style Wall Bracket Lamp. I'm assuming the other two pieces were part of a similar lamp. You guys may be able to help me out.
The old bed spring and the metal stand are more pieces I used in this project.
Some of the pieces needed a good cleaning and shining up. I used Howard's Feed-n-Wax for the shine.
You can see where I applied the Feed-n-Wax to the dark lamp part. That stuff can work miracles.
To get into all the detailed areas and the crevices I used an old toothbrush.
Since the dark lamp piece had a rounded bottom I tied twine to it and hung it from the metal stand. Now I can use this combination of stand and lamp part for all kinds of things.
Moving on to the candle for the candle holder. Real candles make me nervous so I prefer LED Candles. I bought a box of 12 LED votive candles at Walmart and they were white-white. Never fear, I pulled out my favorite paint color, Rustoleum Satin Heirloom White, and spray painted the LED candle. This color is a really pretty 0ff-white almost white!
I didn't cover the "wick" part because as usual, I was in a hurry. The paint adhered to the candle with no problem and actually looks like it was made that color. I could see the light through the paint but I'm sure it would be brighter without the coat of paint.
Now, let's run through all the different display ideas for these lamp parts and metal stands. First I made a simple candle holder using the white lamp part, decorative rocks, and the spray painted LED votive candle.
Then I added the decorative rocks and the votive candle to the hanging lamp part on the metal stand.
Next, I tried the white piece as a candy dish and set it on the bed spring. Valentine Kisses.
Now about the gold-tone brass piece with the damaged side. All I did was tie a pretty ribbon over the damaged area.
Then I filled it with chocolate kisses. When looking around for things to upcycle don't over look the imperfect.
And I removed the candle from the hanging stand and added faux succulents to the rocks.
I just couldn't stop. I found two terra cotta trays in my stash and set the white piece on them.
The contrast between the terra cotta color and the white paint is perfect. I could go on and on with displays but that's it for now. If you have time leave a note and let me know what display you liked the best and if you have any more ideas for these pieces. I would love to hear from you.
Now it's time to take the Thrift Store Decor Tour. Just click the text links below the "before" makeovers photo collage......
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Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com