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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Ironwork Find

A couple of months ago, my husband came home and said he had seen a piece of ironwork on a trash pile and was wondering if I wanted it.  Don't you love a story that starts out this way? 

 I told him, "Yes."  sight unseen. 

This is what he brought home. 


Yes, he is a good  wonderful man in so many ways.  It is a fairly large piece and pretty heavy, too.  We decided to give it a try on our patio.  As soon as it hit the patio, I knew I was going to want to do something else with it when I had the chance.

I had these five glass votive candle holders that didn't work for another project.  As soon as the ironwork showed up, I knew just what I was going to do with them.


I had some scrap wire on hand, too.


I didn't do anything too fancy.


I just twisted the wire into a double loop that would fit the votive holder.




It didn't take very long to twist the wire.
  Thank goodness, even in the morning, it was pretty WARM.



Here's what the votives look like when they are lit at night. 
 I know you can't tell very much, so I did take the next picture with the flash on.

I'm happy with my cheap project.
I know that the piece of ironwork
would have been expensive if I had found it in a store.
Now, I'm just going to have to wait for some
cooler weather so I can enjoy my new treasure!


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13 comments:

Richard Cottrell said...

What a beautiful piece. Your luck. i can not believe people throw away things like this. Amazing. Thanks for sharing. Richard from My Old Historic House.

ReFresh ReStyle said...

I love your ironwork! I saw you over at Kim's WOW--following now!
Debbie

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Now that is what I call "gilding the lily"! You make a beautiful piece even better!
Yvonne

alroadrunn3r said...

And she is a wonderful lady!

Evie said...

What a great find and it looks so pretty with the votives. I LOVE outdoor candlelight!!

evie @ brown paper packages

Deanne said...

Great job, I have had my eye out for something like this for sometime, great idea with the candles!

Kristen Beason Designs said...

Love this idea!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

What are people THINKING when they discard things like this?? Lucky, lucky you to have such a great hubby to snag this for you! I love the way you attached the votives!

Bunny Jean said...

That was very sweet of your husband to think of you. Not all men would even give it a second glance.

I hope he understands how much money something like that (the finished project) would sell for.
Heck... even as is it is worth something!

I would love for you to share this at my Bunny Hop Party going on right now. The linky is up until Sunday, but don't wait too long ;)

I would love if you would share this at my Bunny Hop Party this week :)

xoxo Bunny Jean @ Bunny Jean's Decor and More! (my Main blog)
Home to Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

Bunny Jean said...

Thanks for joining th Bunny Hop!

xoxo Bunny Jean
Home to Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

michele said...

oooooh, love this! visiting from a beach cottage. bravo! come visit me anytime. :)

michele

A Rosy Note said...

Oh, what a great find! It looks even prettier with the votives :)

Revi said...

Love it! What a nice husband, and what a great idea!
-Revi