Monday, June 6, 2011

French Gray Wall Sconce

Our deck overlooks a creek and I want to make it a beautiful place to sit and relax, while listening to the water.  My aunt Susan gave me this lovely, cement urn last time I visited her cottage.  Not much will grow on my deck because it is so shaded by trees, but at least ivy thrives here!  I want to find a couple of french bistro chairs at a yard sale too.  I might use this old, shipping crate as a table, once I find the chairs.

View of the creek from my deck

Hopefully, I will have a deck reveal to show you soon!  I have also been collecting old lanterns for evening lighting and I found this scrolling, iron, wall sconce at a yard sale for $2.

The finish was green when I bought it, which wasn't bad except for the fact the my house is painted light green too.  

I painted the wall sconce a French gray and then painted a brown glaze overtop.

 I love the scrolling iron and the leaf details of this candle sconce.

It is just a subtle difference, but I like the pale gray so much better.

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Miss Kitty said...

I'm so jealous that you found that lovely item for $2!!! I love what you did with it. I need to paint a metal plant stand and your blog post has given me ideas and inspiration.

Vintage Gal said...

What a lovely candle sconce. The colour is just perfect ;-)

Monica said...

Hey Amanda,

Cannot wait to see your new deck. I love this new grey look to this piece of art... You are always SO wonderful with the way you change the face of things you touch. Ever heard of the 'Midas touch'? You have that.

xxx Monica

Deborah said...

I love it Amanda!
The grey has changed the whole appearance of it, and it is so lovely!!
Detailing is fantastic!!
You find the nicest things!!!
I wish I could go to these places with you too! :)

Deborah xoxo

Jenni said...

Hi Amanda! Your sconce is beautiful, and I love how you painted it! Gray is such a lovely color, and it fits your sweet sconce. :) And there's your urn! I love it, and think the ivy looks great inside of it! Ivy is so resilient~ I know this, because it survives me, most of the time anyway! ;) And your crate is wonderful, so perfectly "vintagey"!

I can't wait to see how your little deck and sitting area all comes together! I hope you find those bistro chairs! :)

I hope you have a beautiful day!


Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

I think that a peaceful, tranquil outdoor space is a real treasure and lucky you to have the sound of water nearby! Your new urn and candle sconce look really nice together and compliment the space well. Have fun creating your own little oasis! Oh, btw, thank you for your comment and birthday wishes {{{{hugs}}} ~Leena~

Renee {Shabby, Chic and Charming} said...
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Renee {Shabby, Chic and Charming} said...

So pretty! I bet your deck is a lovely, restful place to relax.

Heaven's Walk said...

What a lovely place to dream, Amanda! :) When you used the glaze after painting that sconce, did you just paint it on and wipe it off or what? I've never used glaze before and would like to try it. :)

xoxo laurie

Tiff said...

Your sconce is gorgeous! What a great find. I love that urn with the ivy too! I am looking forward to seeing your deck reveal! X

Unknown said...

Lovely! I think that I would have walked by this at a yard sale etc but now I'll have my eyes open. I would love something like this for the wall at my pergola.

Anita at Cedar Hill said...

Lovely sconce and I wish I could hang out there and listen to the creek.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love this!!! Your sconce is just wonderful! I love how it came out~ thanks for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos Home said...

How do you find such great stuff???? I love what you did with this sconce... it's so pretty! Of course, I'm still coveting your old world chandelier. Seriously, I stalk that post quite frequently just to see if you've gotten tired of it and want to sell it :)

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