I love to turn old things into new. If I had more time I would have a blog just on DIY trash to treasure projects. So whenever I do have the time for a project I get so excited.
This latest project sat in a corner for a couple years and I finally got it out and finished it. What took me so long? It literally took me about an hour to do.
Here's the story of this trash to treasure find:
I staged a vacant house a few years back where the homeowner had passed away. The home was built in the 1940s (with a stunning view I might add) and the basement was filled with items the children didn't want. One of the children said I could have whatever I wanted but I did pay her. I just couldn't walk out with her Mother's things for nothing. I found a few true treasures in my eyes.
You know those candle wall sconces that every home had in the 1050's and 1960's? You know the ones….they usually were on each side of a large mirror behind the sofa. Sometimes you saw them on each side of a large mirror in the formal dining room. :)
They came in all different sizes and shapes, usually dark brown metal or bright brass depending on the decade. Well I saw a couple and my eyes lite up. The were a full half sphere and dark rusted brown. I didn't take a before picture of mine (what was I thinking) but you get the idea.
I spray painted them white, put them back to back and wrapped wire around them. Hung them from a shepard's hook in my backyard and take a look!!
How cool is that??
It creates the best ambiance in my backyard! So take a look around you, search those basements and flea markets. You never know where your next treasure is hidden.
Shar Sitter, owner Rooms With Style Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis MN.
CHSE and APSD Home Stager Pro Trainer