Is it beautiful where you are or are you dealing with a ton of rain like we are here in the Pacific NW?
This weather has been CRAY. Warm and sunny one day, hailing the next! So it’s not really pressure-wash-the-patio kind of weather so I am staying in and looking for ways to continue to make our home bright and fun.
I really do want to pressure wash however so I hope the warmer days hurry up 🙂
While I work on our dining room makeover behind the scenes, I have been sharing a few fun DIY’s to bring texture into the “new” space.
I love candles and thought it would look really pretty to have something warm like a wooden sconce on each side of the window. Because I am splurging on fabric for the seats of the dining room chairs and curtains I am seeing how many things I can zhush up around here to keep me on budget.
I bought these semi-circle scones for a few dollars each at Goodwill a while ago. I thought I might paint them and put them out on our patio columns for extra evening ambiance. You gotta have the ambiance am I right?
And…..I had bought a big package of wooden dowels for another project (also candle related oddly enough) that I never got around too. But a girl can never have too many supplies so I knew I would use them eventually 🙂
The dowels will not stick directly to the metal so I knew I either needed to use a super strong adhesive or have something for the hot glue to grab onto.
I am team hot glue in case that has not already been established.
So, on each sconce after the paint was dry I glued a piece of jute twine to the top and bottom and glued the ends in the back. I added a pack of super bright fairy lights at the bottom of each sconce, I also tried it with battery operated candles. Both made a nice warm glow 🙂
Then I just lined up my dowels and glued them all around the sconce, a dot of glue on each end. The dowels are not perfectly straight so a little light comes out in between them. I have them here in the entry next to my raffia wall hangings since I am not quite ready to hang them in the dining room yet. A bit more to do until that space is done!
Not too shabby for stuff that is easy to find thrifting and some Amazon dowels!
What are you up to right now? Are you prepping for summer or dealing with the cold and hoping for some sun? I would love to hear what you are up to and making or want to learn how to make. Nothing is better than getting crafty together 🙂
Thank you SO much for reading & until next time, xo Tanya