Nifty and Thrifty!

December 5th, 2009 in member junk     
birdcolor birdcolor, member
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These red tealight holders were purchased at WalMart for .50 each!
This is the before. Actually, this is more the middle. I had already stripped this of its wiring. I usually forget to take this shot.
This is the after.
These red tealight holders were purchased at WalMart for .50 each!

These red tealight holders were purchased at WalMart for .50 each!


I purchased this lamp base at an estate auction last week. I was going to paint it, but once I cleaned it up, I discovered the brass material. It has such a nice patina, I decided to not paint it. I removed all the wiring, wrapped scrapbooking paper around the tubes and glued red tealight cups to the light sockets. It took all of ten minutes. Nifty!

Lamp $2.50  Tea lights 3 at .50 each. Scrapbooking paper  .50. This project cost less than $5 bucks! Thrifty!


Pattern or design used: My own design - birdcolor
posted in: member junk, candle holder, lamp

Comments (8)

suewannabeinkc writes: Beautiful lighting at a beautiful price. There's not a doorbuster special out there that will beat this!
Joanne Posted: 4:17 pm on December 7th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Thrifty is the best! You'll definitely get a lot of bang for your buck for that $5 you spent. Nicely done.
Candy Posted: 11:16 am on December 7th
alicemom writes: Good re-purpose..........thrifty and nifty for sure!
smiles, alice Posted: 8:39 pm on December 6th
CottageElements writes: Love a project done thriftilly. Is that a word? Ha! I guess I'll just invent it! LOL! And the brass has a great patina. Very festive!

Lani Posted: 8:09 pm on December 6th
chippingcharm writes: Very creative! Laurel Posted: 7:43 pm on December 6th
MakinItHappen writes: That looks really cool. Great idea! Posted: 12:29 pm on December 6th
fellowjunker writes: Gorgeous!!
xojanis Posted: 12:19 pm on December 6th
suewhitney writes: Great title...This project is indeed both nifty and thrifty. Love your combination of new and old materials to create something festive for the holidays. Way to go girlfriend!!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 8:41 am on December 6th
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