Sunday, June 20, 2010

Shells, Shells, and more Shells


I'm joining Susan for her Metamorphosis Monday. Be sure to stop by for amazing transformations!

As I was browsing the other day, I ran across a set of gorgeous candlesticks {I'm so sorry I can't remember which store they were from ~ if you know please let me know!}They were completely covered in seashells. As I checked on their price, I was floored...$750.00! I couldn't believe it. They were pretty but I couldn't pay that price.

So, I saved the picture...{my inspiration}... 

...and made them myself.

I bought two plain, wooden candlesticks from Hobby Lobby ~ they were on sale{yippee!} I gathered seashells/coral from trips and shell shops...
...the fun began!




Shells were hot glued to the wooden candleholders. I wanted the two to look similar, so whatever I did to one, I tried to find companion shells for the second one.



I began with the larger pieces and then filled in with smaller shells.



Candles were added and....



...for about $10...I'm pleased.





Thanks so much for visiting...enjoy your day!


24 comments:

  1. Sharlotte, this is lovely. Now, immediately delete this post and start making these candlesticks to market. I'm serious. Your vignette is beautiful too...I love everything.

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  2. What a great job. Wow you made them so pretty. I agree you could sell these!

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  3. Wow, what a wonderful idea. They look gorgeous. I love this idea. Thanks for the tutorial. Hugs, Marty

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  4. These are incredible!!!
    I am working on a 36" round mirror frame right now! It's about to whip me!!!!

    You have inspired me to keep going.

    Rhonda

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  5. You should be pleased. These look beautiful!! You are talented!!
    Thanks for stopping over and commenting.

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  6. Amazing transformation! This was just a brilliant idea...I love decorating with seashells and this is over the top great!

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  7. You did a knockout job on these beautiful shell candlesticks! Isn't it fun to recreate some extremely pricey item for just a few dollars? These really look great!

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  8. What a great idea! Your's turned out beautifully!
    I think I need to try that!
    Cindy

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  9. Lovely candlesticks! Great job!

    Hugs
    Charo

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  10. I love them! I'm going with a beachy/nautical vibe in our "new old" coach house, so I may have to borrow that idea!

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  11. very pretty, could almost smell the ocean ;0)

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  12. These are so pretty! You did a great job! I love these and just may have to copy cat you! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  13. Oh, you did a super job on these! Bravo!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  14. You are a genius!! And those people are on crack!! I'm guessing I won't be running into the $750 version 'cause I'm pretty sure I don't shop in those circles ;-)....Thanks for giving me a chance to look like I do though!!

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  15. That motif was so popular a couple of hundred years ago and I've seen some very elaborate antique ones. But yours are STUNNING. Honestly, much nicer than your inspiration by far. Jane F.

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  16. I love when someone knocks off a high priced item for mere pennies on the dollar. Fabulous!!!

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  17. Wow, your candlesticks are gorgeous and every bit as elegant as the original ones.....

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  18. Ahhhh...sooooo PRETTY! You know I luv anything COASTAL! Hop over and enter my COASTAL GIVEAWAY...think you will like it:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  19. I love your transformation! The shells add such coastal chic class. This project would be perfect to add to either my Tips and Tricks Tuesday or Time Travel Thursday linky parties.

    I would love for you to join in on the fun for all three of my linky parties each week:

    ASK THE YANKEE - MONDAYS
    TIPS & TRICKS TUESDAY
    TIME TRAVEL THURSDAY

    You can get the details here:

    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/2010/06/brambleberry-cottage-linky-party.html

    Each party runs for six days, so come on by!

    Hope to see you there!
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  20. I CAN'T TELL ANY DIFFERENCE FROM THE INSANELY HIGH $750 PAIR OVER THE $10 PAIR-MAKES ME WANT TO GO AND MAKE A PAIR!

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  21. These look lovely. Can't wait to try it.

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  22. Beautiful! I will have to give that a try!

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