Home Improvement: Candle Sconce Quick Fix and Flea Market Find

Once they were gold….

then they were green…


Now they are black.


Ana Candles, fivestripes.com, Ivory and Navy

I have gotten my money’s worth out of these $3 yard sale sconces.

Spray paint makes my world go round.

The BIG Zebra Painting: Some people hate it, and some people love it.

I love it.

This HUGE original painting was purchased at a flea market for about $40.

I carried it by myself for half of a mile in order to get it to my car.:)

But it was worth it. I did some research on the artist. It’s worth about $500.

Fun Thrift Store Find Over the Weekend

Not only am I getting married in 2 1/2 months but I am also in the process of decorating my fiance’s house. Well in the very early stages of decorating his house. He still has his end of the bargain to keep. Floors.

But anyway I am on the lookout for anything and everything I could possibly need to furnish and decorate his house, including light fixtures.

I have had my eye on a few celing mount fixtures from Rejuvenation, but with everything else we are paying for right now I just have not bit the bullet and purchased them.

So Friday evening on my way to my wedding dress fitting, I ran into Goodwill just to take a peek.

And there were three of these beauties. Semi-flush mount pendants with personality.

A little spray paint and some elbow grease, and they will be perfect. $5 each. Yay for cheap lighting.

I also bought the lamp ($3) because I thought it was cool. Need to find a natural fiber woven shade for it I think.

Happy Monday!

Update: to see completed projects with both of these pieces go here and here.