Starfish & Shell Candlesticks

Did you see these fabulous shell candlesticks at 
the Exchange?

I thought they were beautiful and I had just 
the shells to use...
I have a very special shell that my husband and I found on a trip to Sanibel Island.


On a recent Salvation Army trip I scored some
beautiful candle sticks.
Did I mention it was 1/2 priced Wednesday???
Some candlesticks I found were crystal 
and would be perfect...


Others needed a good coat of (you guessed it!) white paint...


And still others needed a lot of work  
and a coat of white paint...


A little de-waxing (is that a word?), sanding, tightening 
and then painting...




Thank goodness it was nice today.



 I added some beautiful shells by filling the candle stick wells with hot glue and sticking the shell inside. I had to hold it for a few minutes while the glue dried...



And I ended up with some beautiful candlesticks!






All together in a beautiful group!











Homeroad
Homeroad

I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.

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  1. It's funny, I have the same setup of white spray paint in my backyard right now.

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  3. Oh my goodness, they look fabulous. I love them. I hadn't thought about adding the glue to the inside of the candle, but perfect to hold the shells. They really do look fabulous. Hugs, Marty

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  4. What a really interesting arrangement! I think it looks lovely. :)

    Tnx so much for coming to link this up as well! :)

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  5. Beautiful display and what a thrifty idea. Thanks for sharing. ~~Sherry!!

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  6. These are amazing too!! Just love them all..., it would have never crossed my mind to use candle sticks instead of the bottles.

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  7. Love this and love Sanibel and we had to buy another piece of luggage for all the shells we collected! Thanks for the great ideas!

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  8. Do you know why I always have to retype comment after I try to publish my comment?

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    1. Hi Vicky
      My comments are all monitored before they are published because I was getting so much spam. Sorry for any inconvenience
      Susan

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