Welcome friends to another Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge where 20 plus DIY, Design and Decor Bloggers Repurpose discarded and outdated items found at Thrift Stores, yard sales or by the side of the road and use them for new and exciting Projects! In this round I take a couple of Rusty Antique Bed Springs and turn them into Farmhouse Chic Tea Lights!
First lets meet all the bloggers taking part in this round of “Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge”!
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
Meet the Hosts
Amanda | The Kolb Corner Kim | Made in a Day
Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles Pili | Sweet Things
Debra | Shoppe No. 5 Marie | DIY Adulation Sue | A Purdy Little House
Chelsea | Making Manzanita Ann | Duct Tape and Denim Karen | Dragonfly and Lily Pads
Kimm | Reinvented Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home Megan | C’mon Get Crafty
Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled Shirley | Intelligent Domestications Angela | Simply Beautiful by Angela
Michelle | Our Crafty Mom Jeannee | Shepherds and Chardonnay
Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod
Ali | Home Crafts By Ali Denise | My Thrifty House
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Rusty Antique Bed Springs UpCycled To Farmhouse Chic Tea Lights
I was having a hard time finding inspiration this round when I wandered into a small antique mall in Moody Texas called “Whims and Whimsies”. I was surprised to find a really neat collection of things but when I saw the rusty bed springs I knew they were what I wanted to use for this challenge.
At $2.00 each, I grabbed two of the very rusty springs.
After decided which project I wanted to use these for, I pulled out my White Chalk Paint and just smeared the springs with the chalk paint using a paper towel. Kinda “wax on, wax off….”(if you know what i mean!)I did not want to cover them in paint because I wanted to maintain the rusty patina, keeping with the farmhouse feel of the project but I did want to swank them up a bit.
View two !
I found these little votive cup holders at Hobby Lobby. They are made to sit in to taper candle sticks so you can use votives instead. I also found these pretty little blue metal flowers. The Blue flowers made me think of a Farmhouse in the middle of a field of wildflowers. I could see these glowing on the mantel of some sweet little farmhouse some summer evening casting a romantic glow over the entire room. (can you see it?!)
The little blue metal flowers are used to dress up candles. They are made with a little pointy steak on the back of them. Sort of like a push pin for wax! I snipped that off and used my fave gel glue to quickly secure them to the partially painted springs.
Close up !
Then I just placed the Votive Cup in to the top opening of the bed spring and placed the candle in the votive cup. Not much work to this!
The Finished ” Farmhouse Chic Tea light !”
Lighted with Light
Lighted with little Light
I hope you like these and maybe next time you walk by some rusty old springs you too will be inspired to create your own “Farmhouse Tea Lights” or create your own fabulous Upcycle project with Them !
See you soon!
And now for more thrifty goodness!
Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!