Friday, October 17, 2008

Candlestick Admiraton and a Preview

Many of you have admired my chunky candlesticks. Before they held candles they sat for about a hundred years as part of a balustrade on a neighbors' front porch. My neighbors replaced them with the vinyl stuff that doesn't need to be painted. I volunteered to take the old porch parts. They were happy to give them to me. I've made four sets of these candlesticks. A pair for my neighbors as a memento of their old porch, a pair as a Christmas gift, and two pair for me.

A white pair, and a black pair. I have six of these sweet things left.
Well, actually four of them are going to be
part of my next project.
Here's a preview of what we'll be doing this weekend.


What will you be doing this weekend?

44 comments:

Valarie said...

I think I know what you are making :)

Carol said...

Joy,
Can't wait to see what you'll be making! I plan on going to the pumpkin patch this weekend.
Carol

Big Toe Mom said...

ohhh, are ya gonna make another table???
i wish i had the space to put one in my house. i would need to get rid of a kid. so maybe in 10 years! lol!!!

Inspired Kara said...

This weekend? I'll be dreaming of having that table you're making!

deepfriedapplepies said...

Ooooh.. Love that! I think I'll be heading to Home Depot to look for a project.. something similar to those candlesticks!
Can't wait to see the next project of yours!

Sincerely Yours said...

Morning Joy! What will I be doing this weekend? Trying to get my act together and figure out what direction I'm going!lol ALSO waiting for Monday to see what this project turned out to be!!!!! Makes me want to go around and rip off peoples porch rails!lol Love them - great gifts too!! Have Fun - Jeannette

Anthony, Valerie & Tate said...

This weekend I plan on finishing headstones for a Halloween display in my front yard. And taking my 18 month old to his first pumpkin patch. :)

Blanca said...

Is it a side table. Whatever it is I'm sure it will be GREAT! Have a great weekend.

Debbie said...

Ugh! Its my weekend to work! Hopfully, I'll be able to see your progress on Monday.

Debbie in Florida

Ms. Tee said...

How sweet to make mementos of the old porch! We took photos of my mother-in-law's old home and rose garden before she moved, then framed them and gave them to her for Christmas. Have a great weekend :)

Kasey Hunt said...

We will be going to the Zoo Boo with the kids. I went to a Rummage sale this morning at a church and scored on a snowman and an antique lamp, just needs a new lamp shade. So excited.

Rambling Girl said...

Just another great project your mind can come up with...so neat Joy! Can't wait to see the finish project. Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Trixi said...

Now, Joy, where do you keep getting all of these doors. I can't wait to see what you do with them.

Kathleen Ellis said...

I am so inspired by your blog!! I ran out and bought some fab fabric to make easy curtains for my laundry room. I don't really sew, so we'll see. Thanks for all of your wonderful ideas!! I love the read!
Come check out my blogs anytime! I would be happy to have you!
www.sewcuteandcrafty.blogspot.com
www.ellisevents.blogspot.com

leaca said...

those are darling.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I literally gasped out loud-I love the header picture, and the candlesticks are awesome...so are so talented! I wish you lived in Michigan (by me) and I wish you would guide my projects...
This weekend I am working on my boys' T.V. room-finishing it up with glue guns, and paint...I won't be posting about it until November-too much to do to finish!!
Love, love, LOVE all your creativity-keep it coming so I can be inspired from far away...

Wendy said...

Can't wait to see what you make...what will I be doing this weekend? Sleeping, hopefully (actually that never happens) I really hope we'll be finishing our darn half bath remodel ;-)

Michelle said...

can't wait to see what you'll do with it.

Have a great weekend!

Erin said...

I love your candlesticks! Is that an old door I see? That is my weakness. I can't wait to see what you do with it! We are taking the kids to a corn maze this weekend.

salmagundi said...

I think I have told you before how I like those candlesticks. Now that I know they came from the neighbor's porch, I like them even more!!! A great recycle project. Sally

Sweet Simplicity said...

I love those candlesticks!

Darlene said...

I LOVE those chunky candlesticks. Are you making another table?

joelandbecca said...

Can't wait to see!

We will be at Fiesta Texas for the Fright fest! We have to take advantage of time together before a baby comes and the rnadom bursts of energy I am having these days! Not nearly as productive as you. You put us all to shame!

Shirlee said...

You really lucked out getting all those balustrades from your neighbors. It was very nice of you to make them candlesticks too.
I'm guessing that you're making a table or perhaps some sort of stacked shelf? We'll all be in suspense until Monday.
I'm planning to prime and paint my old IKEA buffet this weekend. Then I'll move onto the hutch part. It's getting a complete makeover.
Fingers crossed it all goes according to my plan!
Have a great weekend Joy!

Christine Lynn said...

I really like the candle stick idea. They are beautiful. Are you making a table? lol Ok I'll wait and see...have a wonderful week end and thanks for all your fun inspiring ideas!

Sandy Toes said...

Soccer and more soccer and then some more soccer. Both of my kids are in two different tournaments..it's fun!

How can you make a frame look just so good?????
-Sandy Toes

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

I'll be back in the bedroom. Hanging drywall. It's almost done (thank heavens). If I have enough energy after that then I have to work on the kitchen cabinets. Plus, we have homecoming and #1 son is turning 18 on Sunday, so we'll be partying like it's 1990.

I see a very cool table in your weekend.

Annie said...

OOOhhh, it looks so intriguing! Can't wait to see the finished product!

BTW, I love those candlesticks. I have several spindle-thingys I bought at a garage sale for 50 cents each. Maybe I should try making some of my own....

Dana said...

Wow...you inspire me! I found your website a couple of days ago and have spent a couple of hours going through all the old posts. Your ideas are mostly simple, elegant, and timeless...thank you.

jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...

Ooooh - it's going to be fab!!!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Not sure what it is, but one thing is for sure...it will be spectacular knowing you. : )
Look forward to viewing the finished project.
Mary Lou

JuJu and Family said...

I'll be searching for decor for my son's room and going to a pumpkin patch on Sunday with the kids. I have a small cupboard waiting for me to refinish. I'm planning on painting it red, puting chicken wire where the slats were, then puting harlequin paper in the back, but I have no clue where to find any. Any suggestions????
Thanks

Sher said...

If it's what I think it is, I've been thinking about making one of those, too! ;) I can't wait to see how yours turns out!

onlymehere said...

I'm excited to see what you'll make. You're a very creative lady!!

Sue said...

I think these are my FAVORITE of all your candlesticks...wish I could find someone tearing down an old porch!

Busy Bee said...

I love those candlesticks! I was all excited to make your autumn leaf balls this weekend, but dollar tree was out of the loose leaves...oh well, I can file that idea away for next year!
Thanks for your inspiration!
Stephanie

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Joy,
Your blog is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. You have totally inspired me to embrace my creativity. Thanks for giving me permission to try new things...I'm having so much fun! You really do inspire me. In fact I started a new blog because of you, and gave you a shout out! Come visit me sometime.

Amanda (in Mississippi)

Tiffy Wiffy said...

Wonderful Joy!! I've been away from your blog way to long. With the help of the internet fairies, I may have internet when I move to my new home within the month. I caught up and as always, everything was fabulous.

JuJu and Family said...

I was totally talking about the paper. Thanks, I'll have to head out to Micheals soon. We ended up at the Pumpkin patch today and I'll have to do a post on it once the little ones go to sleep. Thanks for checking my blog out. Yours is so inspiring. Thanks

new every morning said...

You've got me hooked!
Can't wait to see what you are making.

I just added you to my blogroll!
Love your creative eye.

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Are you going to do it all this weekend? Yipee - we love trash to treasures.

Susie Harris said...

You know I just cant wait to see what you have up your little sleeve. I know it will knock us all off our sweet little socks. I cant wait to check back and check it out. Rock on girlfriend!!

Poulsen Family said...

I found your site not too long ago on One pretty thing and am amazed at your creative ideas for old treasures. You've inspired me to look closer at things and create. Thank you!

Elena said...

I NEED NEED NEED (okay, really want) to know what color of paint is on your wall behind the cute candlesticks. I LOVE IT!!

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