One Candle Holder Becomes Two

One day I was hunting at our local Thrift Shop and found this wooden candle holder. I didn’t really love the style, though I liked the lines, and it was solid wood. I knew that with a little paint, I could make something I liked better of it. It sat out in the garage for quite a long time…probably a couple years. 
{I know, it takes me awhile to get to some things around here}
(very pixely from being cropped)
I finally pulled it out to display on our Christmas mantel. It was too tall though, because one night when I had blown out all the candles, I couldn’t tell it was still lit and left it burning…
Funny too, because I checked, checked, and re-checked because I was so worried I’d forget one.  We were blessed that all that resulted was a smoke stain. That’s what I kept reminding myself when I couldn’t clean it all off and realized that in the end I will need to re-paint the ceiling and the trim. 
                                                            Don’t love painting ceilings. 

The other day I was in the midst of doing a few projects for my shop space and while waiting for paint to dry and got sick of looking at the thing, so I just took it out to the chop saw and cut it in two.

Much better!
I painted them with Country Chic Paint‘s Licourice. 
Gave them a quick rough up with the hand sander and some high grit sandpaper 
and tied this ribbon I found at Wal-Mart while waiting for the clerk to cut me some burlap around them. 
Love when I good find comes that easy!
 Sometimes we find something we know we are going to do something with, but the timing’s just not right. It’s okay to just wait until the inspiration flows.
 I’m glad I did, because now I love my candle holder(s)!
It was worth the wait.
I would love to see what you’ve been up to! Leave me a link in the comments 😉

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