Thursday, September 5, 2013

Configuring a Candelabra

This little candelabra did not start out this way.  It's a marriage of orphaned metal parts.  The base, middle, and candle holders were configured to make a whole.

Sorry, but, I was deep into this redesign before I realized that I only had a shot of the base before I finished painting it.  

I have a box full of bases, and I usually find a use for them at some point.  This piece was just right for this redesign.

I mixed up some  homemade paint using recipes from the Farragoz course for the layered finish.  

This is why I hang on to soooooooo many metal parts, and fragments.  I love the multitude of redesign possibilities.  All you have to do is unify them with paint.

I may play with the finish a little more, but, for now I'm done.

See ya soon.

Sharing With:
Coastal Charm: Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
French Country Cottage: Feathered 
Common Ground: Be InspiredNest Friday


  1. You never cease to amaze me Rosemary - never!!!
    This is just gorgeous!
    And congratulations on your feature over at Debra's ( Common Ground )!!!

  2. This is simply gorgeous pretty Rosemarry...I never stopped saying how talented you are! I love your feature at Debrah's too. I love gesso things, you are such an artist! Thanks for your sweet visit...I know why you came, caz you love angels, right?.....I do too. Big hugs,

  3. Hi Rosemary, I saw your feature at Common Ground. You are truly amazing!! I know I say that all the time but I can't help it. Gorgeous as always.


  4. You're a magician I tell ya! that is gorgeous.

  5. Hi Rosemary, you did a wonderful job with this candleholder! You are truly an artist! A hug from Italy. Paola from

  6. You are not only a truly artisan...but a magician too....I love it when you "pull a magnificent piece of art" out of your hat!...I so enjoy seeing your beautiful creations.

  7. This is so pretty--you do such a great job with your finishes. I have an old chandelier I am hoping to do something with it like you do. Thanks for inspiring!

  8. Beautiful, Rosemary! You are so good and marrying these pieces together.

  9. love it

    I think of all the parts I let go in a yard sale once for maybe 50 cents to some guy who wanted the box full
    I bet it was your husband? LOL

  10. Hi Rosemary, Love the candle holder, how did you put it together? And the finish is perfect.

  11. I was wondering how you attach the different pieces together - JB Weld, a specific glue, ....?
    (if it's not a trade secret of course)


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