Then after you all came through in a major way with all of your wonderful suggestions I gave them a mini- transformation just by reinventing the candle sleeves.
Well, even after the mini transformation I still felt like they weren't quite working for me. Sometimes it just isn't right until it's right. You know? I learned about the awesomeness that is rub 'n buff from the extremely talented Janell of Isabella & Max Rooms. The main thing that wasn't sitting well with me was the super shiny finish. I like gold. There's no doubt about that, but something about the shiny gold of these fixtures just wasn't working here. So, I ran not walked to my nearest Hob Lob and picked up some rub 'n buff in gold leaf. (Before I used it on my sconces, I experimented with it on some cabinet hardware.) I just rubbed and buffed each sconce. I didn't even take them down from the wall. Yes, I am a rebel; thank you very much!
Here's how they look now!
Much better, no? Still goldtastic but in a not so flash back to the 80's kind of way. I also changed the candle sleeves again! White greek key ribbon this time. I like this look much better. I'm actually sort of obsessed with my little tube of rub 'n buff now.
The hubs is sceeered! I can't help myself; it's like the greatest thing since Coke Zero!
I mean look what Andrea did with the stuff!
Are you obsessed with rub 'n buff too? It's a tiny little tube that makes a BIG impact.
- Don't forget the Pawmetto giveaway is still open! Your fur people will be so proud of you for entering!
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