Regular readers of this blog know how much I love yard sales.
Church yard sales are particularly appealing because so many people contribute merchandise to them.
There's one church sale I've blogged about before that always has great stuff at fabulous prices.
When I popped into that church sale recently, it was at the tail end. Workers were already stuffing things into boxes, ready to vamoose.
"Fill a bag for $2.00," a lady volunteer yelled out.
I got cracking and filled a bag with all kinds of doodads including the candle centerpiece in this post.
Now it was a really ugly dark blue but it was so unique as it had four little vases for flowers attached. Who can go wrong with candles and roses?
Into the $2.00 bag it went, along with several other items. Can you imagine? The centerpiece probably cost about a quarter in the end.
Once home, I washed it, then painted it a very pastel pink.
When it dried, I applied a coat of white paint.
Then I lightly sanded the whole shebang. At first I didn't like the shabby chic look but it grew on me so I left it.
Then I went into the backyard and snipped some bright red roses that are growing profusely near our porch. They looked so pretty in the little vases.
Also bought some new white candles, made in the USA (for a change) and added them.
I wrapped strips of paper towel along the bottoms of the candles so they'd fit into the holes a little better.
Honestly, I don't like crooked candles.
Tah dah! Here's the final centerpiece that cost approximately 25 cents!
Also joining Potpourri Friday on Honey's blog, 2805.
Why not go over to those blogs and look at some of the other really cool entries?
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