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« on: November 06, 2011 05:30:24 AM »

my granddad gave me some candleholder he made in the 60s. There were more, but the most are gone and he wanted to light up the barbecue in his garden with these last ones. I actually asked for them, because I remebered them and was playing with the idea of "updating" them. They have been in the garage for decades, so they were pretty torn.





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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2011 05:43:08 AM »

Lovely, what kind of paint did you use and did you have to prep the wood surface?
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2011 05:46:26 AM »

these look great!
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2011 06:42:08 AM »

The white paint really gave them a whole new life! I love the shape. It's neat that your Grandpa made them.
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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2011 08:37:05 AM »

What a difference!  They look so fresh and modern now.
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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2011 08:52:49 AM »

They look great, and what an awesome way to hold on to something your granddad made. Nice work!
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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2011 10:30:36 AM »

thank you for your nice comments. Cheesy I had to sand the candlesticks, because my granddad used a clear varnish. that was quite a lot of work because of the structure. then I spray painted them. nothing fancy or expensive.
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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2012 07:59:37 PM »

my grpa made some of these too. Thanks for the idea to update the look of them!
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great that your grandpa made them for you and that you still have them....

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