The V Spot

Rants, observations and home decorating from a woman with no time for a blog.

A floor Candelabra for Halloween.

Last year, Sandra from Sawdust & Paper Scraps made a very cool Halloween candelabra, and I really, really wanted to make one too, but didn’t get around to it.  (I met Sandra at The Haven Conference last June, and I must confess I have quite the Girl Crush on her… she is awesome!) 
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Sandra’s is a fab tutorial on how to make a tall candelabra out of a regular sized lamp.
However, when I spied this gangly looking fellow at a yard sale and knew I had to have it for our Halloween party.

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First, I clipped his wires and pulled them out, removing some of the hardware.  I gave it a nice coat of glossy black Krylon spray paint.  Then I added my trusty chameleon chandelier and painted that too.

It had seen better days…

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I also painted a lot of Dollar Store plastic beads and old beaded necklaces, then “pretty-pleased” HH to run a metal rod through both pieces and they just fit securely on the rod.

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Pardon the “non-beauty” shots.  This baby is part of the decor for our Halloween party.  I’ll take some photos of it decked out in all of its candelabra-y glory then.

Are you getting excited for Halloween?  (I am!)

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18 Comments

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PJ @ Planned in Pencil said...

October 22, 2012 at 1:37 pm
Holy crap. Thats just awesome! I want to fill a room with those and recreate a scene from Phantom of the Opera... Or "I would do anything for love (but I wont do that)".... Where did I leave my semi sheer gauzy night gown and disfigured crooner?
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Sarah Kate {Dixie Creek Farm} said...

October 22, 2012 at 2:32 pm
Wow! Very cool! It reminds me of something you'd see in the Adams Family house! Great job!
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Lori E said...

October 22, 2012 at 3:12 pm
You have outdone yourself with this one. I love it.
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Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

October 22, 2012 at 3:26 pm
You are a rock star. This is amazing!
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MiMi said...

October 22, 2012 at 3:32 pm
I don't like you.
There. I said it.


ps: it's cuz i'm jealous.
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Jacque n Matt Knowlton said...

October 22, 2012 at 3:46 pm
OMG I want one of these ... Matt would kill me hahaha. Seriously though this is great I love it!
Jacque @theDIYvillage
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Niki said...

October 23, 2012 at 12:42 am
Gorgeous...and "wicked" cool!
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dottaandbeambeam.com said...

October 23, 2012 at 12:53 am
That is gorgeous and I love it! I would like one to use year round! ;)
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Laura / The Shed blog, by Pet Scribbles said...

October 23, 2012 at 3:50 pm
Very cool Halloween lamp! Very "goth" too! :) Looking fwd to seeing the party pics!
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Kimberly @ A Night Owl said...

October 23, 2012 at 7:42 pm
that is AWESOME girl! i saw your instagram when you were garage-sale-ing for halloween decor and i LOVE what you've done with it! xo, Kimberly
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Katie said...

October 23, 2012 at 9:07 pm
Love the way your candelabra turned out. We made a similar one last year!!! Completes my Halloween decor!
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Johnnie said...

October 23, 2012 at 10:48 pm
Love it, as usual! I was just thinking some of my decor pieces need a good spray paint makeover. A girl after my own heart.
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Kristy Creighton said...

October 26, 2012 at 12:43 am
Oh, that is SO STINKIN COOL!!!! I love it!

Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations
http://shonaskye.blogspot.com
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Kristy Creighton said...

October 26, 2012 at 12:44 am
Oh, that is SO STINKIN COOL!!!! I love it!

Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations
http://shonaskye.blogspot.com
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Amy* said...

October 26, 2012 at 1:57 am
Oh what a find! Adding the chandelier and beads (the crow is like the cherry on top of) is pure genius! I would keep this baby up all year round and just for kicks pull out a monacle and pipe when people asked about it and say "That's Elementary my dear watson."

I Love this so much!

Amy*
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malia said...

October 26, 2012 at 4:01 am
Great work... super cool! You wield a can of spraypaint well!
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Bliss said...

October 26, 2012 at 1:26 pm
Pinned.

Bliss
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Donna said...

October 26, 2012 at 3:32 pm
Came over from Roadkill Rescues - WOW!

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