Monday, August 29, 2011

fireplace summer edition

I love my fireplace.
And because I'm always cold, in the winter my fireplace 
would most likely look like this:



Then the nicer season comes (about time) and I don't need to light the fire anymore.

Which I like, because means that summer is coming, 
but  I also dislike, because my fireplace looks empty and sad. :(

... solution: candles
(I know, nothing new)



You got that right: I used empty bottles as candle holders.

* Inexpensive
* Low maintenance
* Fast project

Best of all: have a party!
You'll have a lot of empty bottles that you don't have to worry about carrying them to the recycling :)



I needed two coats of spray paint:
* sprayed the first coat with the bottles up-side-down
* about an hour later the second coat right-side-up
* I used the color "aluminum"
* for 9 bottles I used two cans (originally 10 bottles, but broke one half way the first coat)


xox, d.

10 comments:

  1. awww.. I would just LOVE to have a fireplace...must be on the list for my next house....
    Clelia

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  2. I love the look and have always wanted a fireplace so I could do something like this.

    The Tuckerbag

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  3. wonderful idea - i wish i'd a fireplace like you...

    silke

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  4. I pinned this post! so cute

    Christine
    http://projectsaroundthehouse.blogspot.com/

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  5. Those look pretty darn awesome. I'd love to do something like that but our fireplace is filled with a gas fire!

    I've nominated you for the versatile blogger award. Please check out this post about it on my blog! http://unfortunatelyoh.blogspot.com/2011/08/versatile-blogger-award.html

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  6. That is such an awesome way to use your fireplace! :) Im a new follower congrats on hitting 500! I heard about your from Life Crafts Whatever! :)

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  7. I linked your lovely post to my friday finds post today! Come and check it out:
    http://sweetcsdesigns.com/archives/2292

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  8. I see you're back from vacation and back at work!! Lovely bottle candle holders.
    xx
    maya

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  9. We have a fireplace, but never use it. I love this look and would use it year round. I love the you repurposed the candle holders! Thanks for sharing!!

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  10. Not new but so many people leave their fireplace empty in the summer. This is a much better option.

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