Hold up! Did you enter the $50 Sur La Table gift card giveaway? It ends tonight! Yes? Okay, great. I now return you to your regularly scheduled The Hazel Bloom.
This month's thrift store travels have not only been few and far between, but a little lean. I've been searching for very specific stuff, because my current obsession is the dining room. We need curtains for the bay windows. We need special bay window curtain rods. We need to paint. I need to recover the dining room chairs. We need a nice big mirror. And I need... I need... a pair of cheery, chunky red candlesticks, or my dining room - heck, my life - wouldn't be complete.
Thank goodness for Value Village and red spray paint. I can't be going about life being all incomplete and stuff.
Last Sunday, I found these at said Village (pronounced "Vill-ajjj" of course).
They're all find and dandy, but they lack oomph. They lack pizazz. They lack, you know, red.
So I painted them. And now they're cheery!
I totally did that makeover thing, didn't I? Where the photographer in the "before" picture tells the gal getting the makeover to take off all her makeup and look sad for the camera. And then she gets her hair cut and colored, removes the glasses, and has her makeup done, and smiles huge for the "after" shot.
I should have just made the before picture black and white while I was at it. Wah waaah.
Well, anyway. Cute, life-completing candlesticks: $13 for sticks and one can of spray paint.
It just goes to show that anything can be a blank canvas. Keep your eyes peeled for the right shape in the wrong color, and then make it perfect for you.
(Even if you have to paint at night, when it's going to start raining any second, because you have next to no patience.)
(Totally worth it!)