welcome, cozy candle season!

5cfe7-croquetmalletcandlesticks001What a perfect day to be working on new candlesticks from vintage croquet mallets. It’s rainy and cool, great candle weather. This is one of my favorite projects – clever, elegant and simple repurpose.

A few coats of poly really brings out the beauty of the paint and the years of dings and dents from vigorous croquet bouts. Can you play croquet in a vigorous manner?  Will the guy I bought these from ever forgive me for repurposing them?