Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Lovin' those leaves, mon

Don't you just love perfect fall weekends?  Don't you just love perfect fall weekends where people take advantage of the cool, crisp weather and still have yard sales?  Don't you just love when you're on your way somewhere and your significant other stops the car because your excited squeals have alerted him to said yard sales that are taking place down your very street? 

What a fabulous thing to stumble upon!  With fabulous pricing, to boot.

 This heavy, large leaf candle holder thingy was a dollar! 


Except in its current state, it was very reminiscent of the Jamaican bobsled team. Cool Runnings, anyone? I knew it would be a cinch to make it a little more gnarly and a little less Marley. 
 Oh come on, it's funny.


Seriously, this thing needed fall inspired natural looking color, instead of a clear line of Rasta demarcation. 


Now that's what i'm talkin' bout.


A little gold, a little bronze, a lot more natural.  Instead of a candle, i filled it with more corks and pine cones.  And to really get a sense how large this is...


I have instructed the inspector to step into the shot at the perfect time.  Well planned, mon, well planned.

Who else has tweaked a yard sale find?


18 comments:

Danielle and Clint said...

You know, it would be the perfect cat dish...:-P

Brandi said...

Great makeover, chica! I seriously laughed out loud at, "little more gnarly and a little less Marley"!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love it! Oh and the 'cool runnings' comparison cracked me up! Fancy kitty dish? Love the corks!!

Comeca Jones said...

Love it!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Perfect little tweak my friend! Cute shot with the cat.

Paula said...

You turned this into a completely different piece. Love the update!

Traci said...

Oh so much better. Love the metallic colors you used.
Traci

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

I saw your post on The Charm of Home...great update!! I am now following you; and I hope you will follow back! Have a great day!

Sherry said...

How cute that is and I love the wine corks in it. That was a great idea! Thanks for linking it to my Fall Open House.
Sherry

FABBY'S LIVING said...

You cracked me up! I love the candle holder it is special and I like it the way you did it. Hugs,
FABBY

ReFresh ReStyle said...

LOL I like me some Marley and your gnarley! But the inspector is my favorite! One dollar, you did good! My husband always says I wish you wouldn't do that, it makes me think something bad happened! Squeal!
debbie

Sharon, aka Bootersmom03 said...

Great yard sale find! Love the inspector picture for sure!!

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Rachel said...

Cute!! You're so creative to think about fixing those leaves!:)

Megan said...

Thank you for fixing a horrible paint job! Fall is not about striped leaves! And that thing is huge for $1!! I haven't been to any good yard sales in awhile but I'm definitely enjoying the change of seasons. Maybe my good camera will be back up and working today to take some photos! :)

Southwest Cottage Designs said...

I love it, and the inspector photo is my fav!

Diann said...

What a fun find! It is perfect for the season. Thank you for sharing it with us at TTF and have a happy November 1st!

c.w.frosting said...

Haha, definitely Jamaican bobsled material. Great redo!

-caroline @ c.w.frosting