New Sconces and Fall Foyer

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.

Candles Found

 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.

Apple Street Cottage

Pandora’s Box

Little Vintage Cottage

Purple Hues and Me

Exquisitely Unremarkable

Our Hopeful Home

Our Modern Monticello

Cloches and Lavender

Southern Sunflowers

Vintage Charm

Party In Your PJ’s

Share Your Style

Thursday Favorite Things

Turn About Tuesday

Wonderful Wednesday

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Hello, my name is Cindy and welcome to Cloches & Lavender. I enjoy making our house a home with antiques and thrifted finds. Antiques are used as my staples in my dcor to remain on a budget. I will often upcycle pieces with paint to make them new again. I enjoy DIYs

37 thoughts on “New Sconces and Fall Foyer

  1. Still love that acorn wreath. So unique. I love what you did with the sconces. Beautiful.
    Happy Weekend. xoxo Kris

  2. These came out great! Where did you find these adorable battery candles? I love them? And I especially like your acorn wreath and which we had some local acorn trees so I could make one! The whole display looks lovely and is perfect for autumn! Well done!

  3. I love Rub-n-Buff too and sometimes forget to pull it out for a project. Your sconces look beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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