Monday, October 4, 2010

Paris Apartment Inspired Accessories

Take a look at Betsy Johnson's New York "Paris" apartment courtesy of Apartment Therapy. It is sooo pink! It is a little too much, but it is so girly and I love it. My tween niece, Sophie, is decorating her bedroom in Paris apartment style too and it inspired me to work on some pink and girly home accessories today.

I picked up these weathered brass candlesticks at an attic sale for $1 and they had seen their better days.

I wanted to give them a romantic and feminine makeover. After primering, I painted them the palest pink and rubbed all the edges with antique gold rub 'n buff. I finished each by gluing on a vintage, pearl and gold button cover.

These wooden plaques were 5o cents at a thrift shop and I have held onto them for a while, not sure what would become of them. I painted them with white and pink stripes and then stenciled a black fleur de lis in the center. I sanded the surfaces to distress them and then used dots of glitter paint to accentuate the fleur de lis. Mr. Rubbish screwed on white hooks for me and they are ready to be hung in a Paris apartment style room. I think they will be perfect for Sophie's new bedroom!

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Deborah said...

You made these look so pretty..Im sure your daughter will enjoy them
I have a son who loves the fleur-de-lis.
Have a great day!!

Deborah xo

Amaco said...

Thanks for trying out AMACO's Rub 'n Buff on your candlesticks. These are adorable! We have 17 total colors, see them all and purchase on the AMACO website. I'd like to post this project on our Facebook and will link to your site.

High Street Cottage said...

It is very pink, and very Betsy! It certainly reflects her individuality. You did a nice job on the candles and hooks. Perfect for a girl's room. Pink is one of those colors (at least for me) that a little goes a long way. Well done :)

the paris apartment said...

Love it, you're so creative!

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

Thank you all for visiting my blog and leaving such nice comments! Thanks for posting my link on your facebook page AMACO! I do love rub 'n buff and need to order more colors :)

InMyOwnStyle said...

These are so cute and very Parisian. Ohhhh la la... I love the name of your blog also. I am a big believer in re-using stuff. Very clever.

Unknown said...

I love the candlestick transformation! Sophie is a lucky girl.

Anonymous said...

LUV LUV LUUUUV IT! A SUPER CUTE HAV TA HAV! i am in the middle of remodeling my room n recently fell in luv with paris! i wanted to incorporate their style in to my bedroom so i wuz lookin online n found this website! LUV IT! it wud be PEEEERRRRFECT for my room! thank u sooo much for posting theese pics! totaly gona use this! LUV LUV LUV! HOT HOT HOT!

Anonymous said...

hey amanda. theese r reealy cute. i luuuv the room. btw i rote another coment- the one rite above this by anonymous. i still luv it. i cant wait to see more of ur designs! is this ur only website? i am hoping to c mor work like urs! please post mor!

Betty Stapleton said...

what a great way to bring those candlesticks back to life. Love them,love pink. great job

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