Monday, March 15, 2010

Décor on a Dime: Mirror and candle living room centerpiece

Decor on a Dime button
Here is Sarah’s centerpiece – you can read how she made it here.
Sarah's centerpiece
The mirror was in perfect condition, and I liked the dark decorative edges, but the marbley-green part had to go. 
I primed it, then spray painted it red, then added a glaze effect using some leftover stain.
And here is the finished transformed mirror! 
Then I took some clear glass cylinders like these:
(I have been collecting these in all different heights and sizes as I see them at Goodwill for $1-2 each.)
And bought some material at Joann’s.  I used a 40% coupon and paid less than $3.00 for 1/3 of a yard and I have plenty left.  I cut the fabric to size and then secured it with a few dots of hot glue.  Then added some tea lights from an 9 ct. package that I got on clearance for $0.25.
Here is the finished product!
I love it!  It is romantic and airy yet a little modern feeling!
Here are some more views of it on the coffee table in our living room.
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Still might make a few changes – maybe add a strip of red satin ribbon at the top and bottom?  And wondering if I should use larger candles – if I can find some larger ones in cups I might use those as the tealights burn out quick.

The whole project cost less than $15 and I can always use the candle holders separately somewhere else, add filler, use plain white candles and filler on the mirror for different seasons, or use the mirror somewhere else too!  But for now it will remain just like this and we will enjoy the candlelight as we unwind in the evening!
Happy DIYing!


  1. Crystal in CincinnatiMarch 17, 2010 at 3:49 AM

    You are so clever! Beautiful ideas and great inspiration!

  2. Love it, Christina! Great job!

  3. This is such a beautiful and warm centerpiece! Very inviting and cozy. Thanks for linking this up too!


  4. that looks gorgeous! I love it. It really is pretty!

  5. Beautiful! I need a trip to Goodwill! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Looks so elegant, very nice. Love Goodwill!

  7. Well who couldn't love this project? I love really turned out great...gave us all some great inspiration...thanks for sharing in my party. Debbie

  8. Oh and did I mention every Friday I have a garage salen party..thrift finds, etc....hope to see you there.

  9. Oh my goodness this is very cool and I have the same fabric and never in a million years would have come up with that one, great idea!

  10. You are very talented and savvy!

  11. Your candle holders came out amazing! Hope it's okay, I just couldn't help but feature them on my new frugal home decor blog here:

    Thank you so much for sharing :)


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