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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Magazine Copy Cat Party - Chunky Candlesticks

I have been thinking about Winter and Christmas decorating and I wanted a big grouping  of really heavy looking gold candlesticks. I've looked everywhere and they are way out of my price range.  I keep seeing large groupings of candles in all the magazines and on Pinterest, and I think the look is fabulous.



I have these three that I can use as a starter, but I need more to go with it.    Kind of spendy, so I am on the hunt for something I can redo.


  So when I saw these forgotten cast-offs in the garage,


and I had a can of this. 


I knew I had my candlesticks.  I can't believe how well they turned out.  They really do look good.


The gold paint covered the wood fabulously, however they need a little bit of patina.


 So here's the first coat of stain on the one on the right.  Starting to look ok.


 The stain kind of bubbles the paint, so it gives it a great texture.


 A little more and then a final rub down to smooth out some of the splotches.  Now just to let them dry really well and start to play.


 This is just a really quick vignette to see the candlesticks all together.  I think they look great.










 Gives me the effect I was going for and didn't cost me a penny.  Just using things I already had.

I am joining Debbie for her Magazine Copy Cat party.  Be sure to visit and see all the fantastic inspiraton from everyone.

Don't forget this is the last chance to sign up for the Burlap Bag giveaway.  Just click on the bag on my sidebar for details and to enter.  The contest will end tonight, so sign up now.

Also, remember that tomorrow evening Mr. Linky will be up for the Fall Cloche Party.  Hope to see you all there. 

58 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful Marty. Love all of your candlesticks. Great copycat project.

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  2. wow , they look great Marty. The stain made all the difference.

    great copy catting~!

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  3. Wow Marty! They look amazing! Great job on them.

    Pam

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  4. They look stunning dear Marty and you are sooo talented...geez! You've just given me an idea for a couple of planter tables that I hate the painted color and I want to make them gold like you did the candle sticks. The candle sticks together is a beautiful look, I love it too, but have none as big to put together like that! I just did a magazine copy cat post myself. Have a super week darling.
    FABBY

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  5. Holy Cow, Marty! They look great! I can't believe how well they took that paint- They really look like metal now. You know I have seen your face around Blogland since I have been blogging and (being the dumb blond that I am) never followed the link to find you! Well, I am so happy I did. You have a great blog. I am signing up as your newest follower so you are stuck with me now! Hugs-Diana

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  6. Fabulous result! Your table looks great!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  7. Looks GREAT!! You always inspire us!!

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  8. Looks great Marty!These will look great in so many different vignettes.

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  9. Wow, Marty, those really look like they were originally that color. Great job!

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  10. Thanks for your visit and comment, Marty! Much appreciated!!
    Love your candlestick grouping. I would never have thought use that spray paint. Wow! Turned out great.
    Nice to have some inspiration.
    Hugs,Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  11. O'Marty they look fabulous! Adding the stain made them look completely different! Great job on copy catting.

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  12. Those came out great Marty! And you have made a great start on your collection... Somewhere I saw where someone used wedding cake pillars to make candlesticks. She used the pillars and some blocks of wood and plates, glued them together and spray painted them! They looked fabulous!
    Happy Halloween!
    ~Rainey~ @ The Project Table

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  13. looks great! I have that spray paint too and love it :D

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  14. Marty, your project turned out great! The stain added a wonderful finish.
    Sandy

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  15. I love them; just beautiful. Peggy

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  16. Marty,
    Your candlesticks turned out beautiful!
    I'm looking for guest posters on my blog in November and would love to have you join us! Check out my post today, which tells all about it.
    Hugs,
    Mary

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  17. Marty they look fabulous! That grouping looks beautiful! Great job, Martina

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  18. They did turn out great ! I have always loved candles and pretty candle sticks.
    Enjoy your evening.

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  19. Marty , you copied that cat just fine! Your candlesticks are beautiful. Love the vignette!

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  20. I just love how they turned out! They make such a great vignette!
    Blessings,
    Janet

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  21. These really did turn out great! You would never know they were once wood. I love the way they look all grouped together...nice job on the copycat!

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  22. Wow! You did a great job! Your candlesticks look good enough to be in any magazine! Thank you for sharing the process... Loved it!

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  23. Wow, Marty, they look GREAT! Like they have always been like this! Great job. Love them all together. XO, Pinky

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  24. This is one of my favorite projects you've done, EVER! :) The candlesticks look WONDERFUL.
    ~april

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  25. You certainly did a wonderful job on the copy cat challenge! I love how your candlesticks turned out and they look so pretty with all of your fall decor!

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  26. Those are so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. I can't get over how fantastic they turned out! It looks like you bought them that way. you did an amazing job recreating those candlesticks. your centerpiece of all of those clustered together looks very pretty.

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  28. The painted candlesticks are wonderful! Beautiful vignette!

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  29. Marty,

    The candle sticks are lovely. You did a fabulous job refurbishing the 2 large ones!

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  30. Nice job Marty! I love finding cast offs and giving them new life!
    Karee

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  31. These look fabulous Marty! I love to use dark walnut stain....iit gave it great patina!

    So pretty!

    Lou Cinda

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  32. Looks perfect Marty... its something very beautiful and you copy it with complete perfection...
    Happy if you come to see me at
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    with love from
    Farah

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  33. You certainly are clever there Marty! Those are so pretty. I love that spray paint too. Thanks so much for joining the fun. I can't wait til next month when we start getting into more holiday inspiration. These candles I have a feeling will be all over the place looking pretty wherever they land.

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  34. What a beautiful solution! LOVE it!

    Hugs,
    Judy

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  35. Love your copy-katting, Marty..:))

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  36. Beautiful copy! They turned out great, the stain really made a difference.
    Have a great night!

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  37. Excellent>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>from finding them in the garage, paint and the tablescape. A+ ladybug.

    Cathy's Cupboard Calamity

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  38. Marty, these are spectacular and I wish I had forgotten cast-offs like yours lying around in our garage!! Amazing job, yet again:) God bless x

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  39. Great copy cat Marty! They turned out just the way you wanted and don't look different from the real ones at all!

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  40. They certainly look great Marty. Great thrifty copycat project and they all look so grand grouped together!

    Loooking forward to the cloche party!

    Veronica

    Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds

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  41. Marty, The candlesticks turned out wonderful! Love them.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  42. You do wonderful things with paint and Minwax Marty. I played with cloches yesterday-you'll see later. Happy Halloween. hugs♥Olive

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  43. Marty, me gusta mucho como te quedaron los candelabros, tienes una gran habilidad con las patinas y las pinturas, se ven muy bien con las velas que escogiste. Saludos

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  44. Love what you did to your candlesticks, Marty! What a nice thing to copy...they are so pretty!

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  45. Marty, that project turned out great! Love the inspiration photo, and you did a wonderful job on your own candlesticks! Linda

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  46. I was amazed at how much the stain changed the look of the gold painted candlestick! Thanks for sharing with us how you did that. Your display DOES look wonderful!

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  47. What a great job, Marty! I love to see your copycat version!! Hmmm, I have some old candlesticks that I haven't been using....now I need some spray paint!!!!

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  48. Marty, those turned out fabulous. Kindof the idea I was going for in my Pottery Barn Wannabe post (the pineapple garden finial) for Debbiedoos copycat link party. Would love for you to see it...http://tamicurbalert.blogspot.com/2011/10/pottery-barn-wannabe.html
    ...and follow as well.

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  49. Wonderful! I too was looking at that same (PB) catalog and eventually tossed it b/c I knew I couldn't afford anything! Now I have your inspiration to move me along :) Jennifer

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  50. Marty, your candlesticks turned out great. What a nice job with the copy cat.
    See you tomorrow at the Cloche party.
    Barb

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  51. Marty I am late visiting but love the look of this great copy cat project! The candlesticks are perfect!

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