Hi everyone. Today I’m sharing sconces and fall foyer.
It is also our Do It Over Designers day to share upcycling, recycling and our DIY’S. My project this round is new sconces and fall foyer, so, it’s a two in one post.
I found the sconces thrifting before COVID, by the way, is everyone tired of saying this?
Here’s a picture of them at the thrift store. The electrical was old and would have needed to be changed for safety but we didn’t need the electrical.
At the end of this post I will be sharing links to the talented bloggers that are part of this group. I hope you visit each one of them to see the projects being shared.
Before Changing the Color
Before I began upcycling the sconces, I gave them a good cleaning with white vinegar and water.
In the meantime, I was deciding what color and how I would go about adding a new look.
I wrote a post about using Rub N Buff and remembered how much I enjoyed working with the product.
Additionally, It works well and goes a long way using little product. The antique gold is a beautiful color.
So then, I took my tube of Rub N Buff and a craft brush and began applying it to my first sconce. I was happy how well it looked.
After applying it to the second sconce I took a cotton cloth and buffed well to make sure everything was covered.
Since these sconces weren’t going to be electric, I looked for the perfect battery operated flicker candle with timer.
As a result of looking at numerous places online, I found theses at Battery Operated Candles and couldn’t be happier.
A Fall Foyer
As you can see, our foyer is ready to usher in the fall season and no fall would be complete in our home without real preserved acorns.
Besides the acorns adding other elements such as dried artichokes also brings a natural touch inside this cast iron piece found thrifting last year.
In addition to these pieces, a fake white pumpkin I painted with a real stem saved from last year is resting on a pedestal filled with a soft green Spanish moss for added texture. An antique plateau mirror with lace looking crown and more real preserved acorns brings in more of nature to our new sconces and fall foyer.
Hanging from the French Trumeau mirror is an acorn wreath I made years ago. You may be interested in seeing an earlier post HERE. The larger acorn wreath I made years ago also received an update using Décor Art champagne metallic paint.
Finally, the large candleholders hold a small pumpkin on a mini boxwood wreath and a moss ball. An old wood finial is a nice addition too.
Are you ushering in the fall season?
I would also love for you to visit the links listed below to see the projects of this talented group of ladies.