To make this a
little whole lot prettier, I started by removing the shades. Then, using wire to make necklaces, I attached Christmas garland beads from the top to the candles and from one candle to another.
Next I cut all the excess wire with my amazing scissors that come with that expensive set of knives in the kitchen (don't tell Tom).
Finally I spray painted the entire thing white. I used an entire can of primer first, then half of a can of white paint. And I distressed the body a little bit. The beads bled a lot so some of them still look a little pink, but I'm sure that is fixable with one more coat.
My family came to visit this past weekend so I had them help me put it in the guest room the second they got here. And here are some shots where it is now. Do you use Picasa? The free photo editing software? I love it. I have another editing software that I sometimes use but it is way more complicated than I need for most things.
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