random hardware = lovely candlesticks

criss cross applesauce, as my son would say
criss cross applesauce,
as my son would say

A few weeks ago, my tag sale partner and I hit a sale that was advertised as a tool and hardware sale.  Our hearts went pitter patter, naturally.  By the time we rounded up piles of random bits and pieces, the entire crowd was helping us brainstorm projects.  I think they found us adorable and slightly crazy, which sounds about right.  My kinda tag sale.

Both items I scored – hinge springs and tractor axle nuts – or so I am told – lent themselves rather naturally to candlesticks.  All they needed was a good bath and a spray of polyeurethane.  The hardest part of this repurpose was finding 1″ diameter candlesticks. Thank god for god – these are actually church candles.

 axle nuts from a Ford (apparently you can tell from the blue paint)
axle nuts from a Ford
(apparently you can tell from the blue paint)
 hinge springs, opines my husband
hinge springs, opines my husband
criss cross applesauce, as my son would say
criss cross applesauce, as my son would say
 church candles, no priest in sight
church candles, no priest in sight

 

 

 

 

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