Friday, January 18, 2013

Quirky Candle Holder

Ask anyone who knows me personally, and they'll tell you I have a few quirks.
Quite a few quirks, in fact.
So, it's no big surprise that I like to make things that are a little on the strange side.

Last week, I shared 6 projects made out of salvaged chair parts, but I still had quite a few parts left over from the arm chair I dismantled.  I had the curved piece that formerly made the front of the chair seat.   There aren't a whole lot of things you can do with a curved piece of wood from an old arm chair, but it was too cool of a piece not to try.  The only thing I could think of was to turn it into a candle holder.

I have a real love of old nails with patina, so I left them in the piece.  The wood always gets a pretty "aged spot" where the metal goes into the wood.
I used some little U nails to secure 3 rusty bed springs into the wood.   I didn't put anything under the candles to catch the drips, but I think the springs will look cool if some of the wax drips on them.

I think it would also be cute with some glass test tubes in them to hold flowers, but our local school supply store doesn't carry them, so I'll have to order some online.  If you're a little quirky too, this one is listed at Knick of Time on Etsy.

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Blessings,
Angie


30 comments:

  1. Adore this! Love your blog! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  2. Very clever Angie. It reminds me of the votive candle holders I've seen made from the wood of wine barrels. Glad you left the rusty nails:-)

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  3. What a brilliant idea! I love this. I'm glad I found your blog. Janice X

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  4. Angie, If anything can be done with unusual pieces, it is you. You are awesome. Great ideas flow from you. Thank you.

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  5. Angie dear, thank you so much for your return.sure I will be here.
    wow.. what a creative idea.unusual but definitely amazing.
    wishing you a beautiful weekend
    love

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  6. Charming, what a splendid idea:)

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  7. Love it Angie ... you always come up with such clever ideas. I am working with using some bed spring coils and this will help get me started. I have lots of wood pieces to use too.
    Have a great week-end.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z.
    Timeless Treasrues

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  8. Pinned. I have some springs and have just been waiting to see something that says YEAH I want to use mine for that. This is probably it.

    Bliss

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  9. i love your candle holder! you are right- the wood and nails are too cool not to have done something with it! very cool!!

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  10. I like! Thanks for sharing on FJI - the perfect venue for this quirky item.
    Gail @ This Green Life

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  11. Clever girl! Love the look of it.
    -Revi

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  12. Angie it's perfect and smart and intriguing...and I LOVE its quirkiness. I just found some old metal coils in an old vacuum hose in pile of junk I stumbled upon and was thinking of maybe making vases with them, but this is too cool. Love how you incorporated the wood too.
    Liz

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  13. What a great use of spare parts...it's unique & it's fabulous!

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  14. Oh yeah... I'm adoring this! I will never look at a chunk of chair quite the same way again! So cool!

    Shared you all over the land at:

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151358983766141&set=a.192514281140.164586.175378011140&type=1&theater

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  15. It turned out great! What an idea!
    www.stardust-decorstyle.blogspot.com

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  16. Loved this candle idea. I just love old springs and you created a wonderful display using them as the way you did. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. We all have a few quirks, I love your candle idea. I recently found an old chair on the curb, and it have nine springs in it. I gleefully cut them all out, now you have inspired me.

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  18. This is the best idea yet I've seen with old springs. Do you know how many of these I have? I've held on to them for over a year now waiting for the perfect idea to come along. This is the best I've seen!! Very cool Angie!!

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  19. Love it Angie! I gotta get some old rusty bed springs now... I love the rusty nails in wood too!
    Great vision!
    Susan

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  20. This would look adorable on my outdoor table. Very creative!!

    I'm having a STRUT YOUR STUFF Social hop. I'd love for you to hop on over, grab a button and come show off your best projects. Or, just come link up your blog!!

    http://mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/2013/01/strut-your-stuff-social-hop.html

    I'm also looking for Pinterest Pinners to feature every week. If you are on Pinterest and are interested in being featured come link up! Who knows you might meet some other great pinners and gain a few great ideas.

    http://mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/2012/12/looking-for-pinners.html

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  21. That is really cool! I've been hoping to find some old bedsprings somewhere so I have some on hand to do SOMETHING with!

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  22. Such an impressive display with your candles and springs. <3

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  23. I have been dragging out my stored pieces of furniture parts after the chair posts. Now I am going back into the great beyond of my shed to find my bags of bedsprings. You are so inspirational.

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  24. Bed springs? I would never think of this or guess that's what it is! Brilliant my friend!

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  25. So creative! Loved this so much that I'm featuring tomorrow on the blog! Thanks for linking up Angie. :) Clydia @ Three Mango Seeds (IT'S PARTY TIME)

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  26. Angie, you always amaze me with the wonderful quirky things you create. Love this fun idea! Old nails do have such character. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  27. WOW!! This is SO amazing and rustic and Vintagey all rolled into one!!Thats thinking outside the box-springs...lol!!!!!

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