Tuesday, May 28, 2013

DIY Oyster Candle Holder

oyster candleholder
Hello, everyone!  I hope you had a wonderful Memorial  Day.  We had an impromptu fish fry and, boy, did we get some fantastic weather for it!
I  planned on having a different post for you today but I accidentally deleted my photos.  But never fear, I have a back up!  Awhile back when I was working on my oyster frame mirror, I used the leftover oyster shells for a candle holder.  I first saw a candle holder similar to this over at Uptown Acorn.  Ron is a big fan, too, and has lots of oyster d├ęcor in his home.  To see my oyster mirror post, click here.  To visit Ron at Uptown Acorn, click here.
a walk in the countryside - diy oyster candle holder
Hunter purchased a box deal at the auction and there was a set of wooden beach ball paddles and I used one of them as the base.  I glued two rows of jute string around the base to have a finished edge and then started gluing the shells.  I set the vase I was using in the middle as I was gluing as a guide.  I wanted to make sure it would fit when finished!
oyster candleholder
I added some sand and inserted the candle!  Such a fast and easy project!
sea glass & driftwood  in lamp
Here’s a quick peep at the Pottery Barn inspired lamp that I did last year.  For the summer season, I put in some sea glass and driftwood.  To see the PB inspired lamp, click here.
seaglass in lamp
I love the blue!!  Don’t look at the messy room in the background!  That’s the screen porch that is currently being renovated into a sunroom.  I’ve been begging my husband to get back to working on it!  I promised him that if he would just get this room finished, I’ll never ask him to close in or add on another room, ever!
Have you been busy with any projects?
Sharing with:
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Tuesdays Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
The Scoop Link Party @ The Farmhouse Porch
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  1. Oh Tammy, I really love that! It's so fantastic. We have an oyster roast every year at the sailing club. I am going to request those shells now. How exciting to get a sunroom. Hope it starts going again soon and I can't wait to see it finished. Have a great day!

  2. Luv this idea! I have some shells that I am working with and I so agree that it's a smelly/dirty job:(


  3. super beach-cool! Love it! thanks for sharing!

  4. I'm loving all of your coastal redo's! This one is fabulous. And I love the lamp. So great you can change out what's inside.
    Thanks so much for sharing on Project Inspire{d}. Pinning :)


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