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Sunday, July 3, 2011

My Creepy Found Object Makeover

This lovely thing is a find my Mother showed up with one day. She found it on her many travel through miscellaneous stores and shops around town. She is a notorious contributor to my, shall we call it what it is, my deconstruct rebuild habit.

I had taken a couple of pictures of it before I started to work on it, it was a while ago that she found it, maybe a year or so. I had this thing kicking around the garage for a long time as I didn't have the time to work on it. Then one day I grabbed it and started to transform it with out thinking about taking more pics, but I though I would share it anyway.

Maybe at one point it was pretty and I wonder where it was displayed. Was it a table topper at someones wedding or special event? I guess I will never know.

The color combination I found interesting. It was yellow brown and orange and the flowers had kelly green glitter on them. The glass candle holders had an Italian green and gold lace frill around the base of them, with white lace covering the Styrofoam platform on which the candles base stood.

I took it a part and painted the candle stand black, then put it back onto the platform. Then smeared it with monster mud, the lace, flowers and all. The center of it needed something so I made a paper mache skull painted it black and dry brushed it with white. Before adding the skull I made a nest with black moss for it to lay in. I took the flowers that I had made from monster mud and outlined them with black glitter to match the candles which I made from repurposed paper towel rolls, find the how-to here and covered them with scrap paper. How to on scrap paper candles to follow shortly for those who maybe interested. I mounted the candles and made the wax drips then painted them black and added black glitter to them to match the flowers. This is what it looks like now....

It is black and white with the lights on and looks gorgeous. I am not a photographer so my pictures don't really do it justice.

You can also see it here. Follow the link.

House of Dewberry Haunted Woodland of Weir on Etsy

Here is what is looks like with some colored light effects.


  1. It's looks stunningly creepy pretty with the color light effect! Do put more photo in different angle! Love, PC

  2. Thanks Meijo, I put up a different angle, and there is a link to it in my new store that I just opened, finally! yay! Thanks so much my friend! Love the desk makeover you did!