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.


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

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

    The Tuckerbag

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


  4. I pinned this post! so cute


  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!

  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! :)

  7. I linked your lovely post to my friday finds post today! Come and check it out:

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

  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!!

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


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