Sunday, May 3, 2009

Candlelight in a Box

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It's time for...

Metamorphosis Monday!









Here we go...


What do you get when you take a cool old box with a great handle and latch but no bottom,...


...and a set of small pyrex bowls?


With few simple tea light candles, you have a great centerpiece or side table that sets the mood!


As I was doing this project, I remembered I had seen it somewhere else. Where? Ah, yes, in Decorating JunkMarket Style. See it here on page 19? There's always so much inspiration in those books!!



This project is actually for sale in my Junkologie booth in Duluth, MN! I hope it sells quickly! :)



41 comments:

  1. If it doesn't sell quickly bring it down to me! I love it!
    Lori

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  2. Isn't that a great project, I immediately thought of it when I saw yours. Ki comes up with some great stuff doesn't she.
    Margo

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  3. Good project. And thanks for showing us the source. The source photo reminded me I have four chairs like the ones in the book that I need to get out of storage and get busy on - unlike you who has no unfinished projects! Right?

    The Texas woman

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  4. I love that--what a great use for a botomless case!

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  5. Wonderful project! I always look for broken bits to re-purpose but when I find them inspiration often flies out the door!

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  6. Cat Daddy brought home a ton (or as Sue says, a yitload) of those pyrex dishes and I thought what the heck am I gonna do with those. BINGO! Now I just have to find something bottomless besides me.
    Debbie

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  7. Oh, this is so nice:) Thank you for sharing it, I want to do this too. I think I'm going to be visiting you on a regular basis for more ideas:)

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  8. Amy - what a great project - love it! And something that can be changed out and used to display so many different things. (Check out my blog...you've received an award!)

    Kathy

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  9. Well, aren't you a smarty pants? Thanks for posting your pics....very inspirational!

    Malisa

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  10. Amy, love this project! It's very cool, you are the clever one!

    Lanette

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  11. What a great idea, thank you, you have just inspired me to take a look a my junk pile again.

    I think I'll just have to follow your blog to what else you come up with;-) Great Blog!

    Melissa

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  12. Another case of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. Very nice work!

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  13. Thank you, Amy. My camera is a Canon 30D. I was using a Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM lens for the pictures at Leola's. I think I was shooting at 1000 ISO. I was having a blast!

    What kind of camera do you use? Are you on Flickr? I always admire your photos.

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  14. Love it, so original!
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  15. OHHH! This is such a great idea! LOVE IT!

    I'll be checking with you again.

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  16. I love that! What a great idea!

    Hugs from Eventually Cottage!

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  17. Wow, cool idea ! Oh so neat when you can tie it
    to a magazine !
    Thanks for sharing a very creative idea !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

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  18. Fabulously easy project! I love anything with old handles...Your photos are wonderful too!

    ~Misti

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  19. I like those junk market ladies! Your make over is cute. :O) Mary @Boogieboard Cottage

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  20. How clever -- what a great makeover.

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  21. Wow, I never would have thought of this. So much better than candelabras or something store-bought.

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  22. This is so unique! Great idea!
    Thank you for sharing :0)
    ~Sherrie

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  23. It's really beautiful and unique! :)

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  24. what a brilliant idea, i can just imagine the ambiance when the candles are lit. I love unique items.
    hugs
    janet

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  25. What a lovely idea. Great project. Hugs, Marty

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  26. Hello...

    What a totally awesome idea!!! I would have never, ever thought of doing something like this!!! Thank you so much for sharing such a great idea!!! It's unique...I love it!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari

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  27. Wow, that is a super creative idea!! I think it is so wonderful to repurpose things.

    Thanks for sharing, Nicole

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  28. Great Idea wonderful look. Good luck selling it.

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  29. Love that rustic look. I am thankful some people see a project when all I see is an old box :)

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  30. Love it, I adore candles.

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  31. Great inspiration! I love it that you repurpose!

    ~Really Rainey~

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  32. Thank you for sharing that! I just LOVE that idea...I'm sure yours will sell super quick to someone with fabuous taste.

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