Friday, December 13, 2013

Repurposed Vintage Sconce

This is one of those great finds
that happens on occasion.
My DH and I were on a
treasure hunt
and found this outdoor vintage sconce
for just a few dollars.
The glass was in perfect beveled condition.
So with a little vision, we transformed
the one time gas light
an indoor
faux real flame style candle
with timer.
What we did to transform
this treasure,
was to take it all apart
then paint,
distress and
add the black and white paper to the back wall.
Before closing the top
we added a faux real flame style
candle on a timer
to the inside.

These are the candles I talked about in my last post.
They are a designers dream to use throughout the home.
They look so real and I have friends who have
thought I was nuts to have them close to curtains
or on book shelves
till they realized they are not real,
only look real.
Love how the old sconce turned out.
Not sure I will leave it here but
I hung it to show you
how it looks.
The candle will last about 3 months or more
on the auto timer
 before the batteries need changed.
Here are a few more I have around~
from inside the fireplace
to sidelights by the door.
I enjoy a set of these on each
side of the front door
year round.
 Yes they can be a little pricey,
but if you have priced real block tall candles like this
you will find they are expensive
and when burned down,
that's it
you may or may not replace them.
And you don't have to remember to
extinguish these.

You never know what great treasure
you will find
when out on a treasure hunt.
For this,
something old
meets something new age (faux flames)
See you next time.
Thanks for stopping by.
Celestina Marie



Valerie-Jael said...

This is beautiful, looks so elegant, what a difference the colour makes. I love those candles,too, and they are so much safer than real ones - great ideas again! Hugs, Valerie

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Your lantern transformation couldn't be more prefect! And so nice you can use it year round wherever you want a bit of ambiance. You've found some great things this year girlfriend!

And I'm in awe of your Mom's snowflakes in the shadow box... I also have snowflakes my Mom did on canvas, different designs, different sized. I'm going to have to be a copy cat and do the same thing with hers. Being able to change the snowflakes out for other things is wonderful too. You have the best ideas Celeste!!

Much Christmas love to you, Edie

Jan Hermann said...

The old gas light sconce is beautiful now...and I love the candles!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great lantern makeover, Celeste! Some of the outdoor lanterns are so pretty. Love the idea of these candles. They do look real!

farmhouse-story said...

very pretty, celeste:) and the candles in your fireplace is clever, too! happy weekend!

Junibears said...

What a beautiful transformation! Now it looks such an expensive piece. Your candles all around your home are enchanting! xx

Dorthe said...

Hello again, dear friend,
thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, you are so sweet .
This new old and altered wonderful sconce- (would be Lanterne here )-
is a gorgeous find, Celestina Marie,
beautifully altered to fit your home style, and so gorgeous to be used inside with the faux candles.
We don`t have those candles in Denmark, but here it is so very common to use the real ones, and as they are not that pricy in Denmark it is ok. BUT one have to take care of fire ,yes !!!
Wishing you a lovely weekend, in your stunning home.

1CardCreator said...

Wow this is stunning, and I will have to look up the candles, I love that they are on a timer, so clever! They look beautiful all throughout the house. ~Diane

Donna said...

What a great transformation, Celestina! You both have vision:) I love your idea of adding the black and white paper to the back. And I have to get my hands on some of those candles! Hard to believe you found the lantern for just a few dollars!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

LOVE LOVE your sconces makeover and those candles are fabulous!

Createology said...

This is a great idea to re-purpose those old outdoor light fixtures. Of course I got rid of all ours when we updated recently. Who knew? Love the battery candles because they are so safe. I always forget to snuff out candles so I no longer burn any. December Delights Dear...

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love this idea! I always worry about fires when using candles, so I only burn them inside glass chimneys. The faux candles look so real that nobody would know they aren't the real thing!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What a great idea, I have passed those lights up before, but never again, wit the paper in the back! I am so looking for those candles!


cynthia lee designs said...

Love, love, love what you did with the vintage sconce! It's beautiful!! Don't you just love those candles. I have some of them too.

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..