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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Primitive Make Overs.....Candle Sconce

I had so much fun doing these make overs and just love their new  primitive look.  A huge thank you to Tonya  over at My Primitive Creations by Tonya.  This amazing, talented lady has been tutoring me on how to turn wood items into beautiful primitive treasures.  These candle scones are my first attempt.  Tonya has just posted a tutorial on her blog, detailed instructions on how to achieve this primitive look.  Thank you Tonya for sharing your knowledge.

Before Photos
Wood candle scones found at my fav flea market
Purchased 7 of them for 1.00 each

After Pics
Using Tonya's Priming method
I do need a little more practice on sanding the piece after it is painted.
I think I put too much paint on so therefore it took longer to
sand off the paint.  Also have to remember to sand
with the grain to achieve a natural look.  I got better at  it..... 

I added a vintage table napkin to soften the look

Another sconce sits inside a primitive blue box
The flicker candle is placed behind the sconce
A cute grubby beeswax bunny in a jar lid

Fun Stuff
Fell in love with these blackened beeswax ornies
Purchased them off Ebay,  they smell so prim
Lamb with rusty bell
Another bunny in old jar lid

Table Display
Lovely Miss Swan perched in a dough bowl
.....Mr. Bunny decided to move it
Who are you

Paper mache rabbits hopped on over for a look see

Miss Whiskers looks a little lonely
Sitting all by herself in her crate

 Who are you----Where did you come from

 I'll share my carrot if you let me stay
Oh my, oh dear......OK

Thank you for visiting today
I have to get back to my sanding projects
Prim Blessings


  1. I think you did a wonderful job! I saw Tonya's tutorial yesterday and can't wait to prim up some thrift store finds. Love your displays too. :)

  2. love those sconces..done like a true pro..I loved her tutorial too and have the stuff I need to get so I can make over my stuff too.;)love your spring goodies and love how you have them displayed.;)

  3. Oh Connie... you did a fantasic job.. I can see you worked with the grain of the wood. It shows clearly in the pics you displayed.
    Isn't it wonderful how the Old English makes your final product look so natural and its so easy.

    I think you are ready to start on that Hutch. Smile!!

    Love your Bunny's so cute!!

    Thanks for sharing my name with everyone..Hopefully others will get a look at the Tutitoral and give it a shot at learning the secrets to quick and easy primming!!

    Have a wondrful day!!


  4. hi,Connie
    Cute~ adorable bunnies~
    Your re-dos are terrific~ they look great!