Industrial Farmhouse Chic Wire Votive Holder

April 23, 2012

Sometimes things come together j-u-s-t  right.  And when they do, I'm one happy girl.  Let me show you how I transformed some Goodwill and Target dollar bin purchases into an industrial chic votive holder.

I picked up this wire "basket" (for lack of a better word) at Goodwill for $2.99.  Even though it's actually new, it's made to look old and I love that!  I've seen this kind of industrial farmhouse chic go for big bucks lately as it's all the rage.

The wire was just the right amount of "rusted" and the tins looked, well, old.  Which around here is synonymous with perfect.  As much as I loved the tins I knew the basket had a whole other life ahead of it.  Just look.  

(Okay, the rest of my pictures are noticeably smaller than the first two.  Can someone tell me how to get my photos to be "xtra large" as in the preset option from blogger?  Whenever I try that for most of my photos they become too big and get cut off.  But some are ok and work just fine as "xtra large."  Yet they all start out the same size.  I'm lost.)

By the way, there's a label on the bottom of the tins that says Hobby Lobby $21.99.  Yeah, right.  But I digress.  That other life.....yes, well, in comes Target's dollar bin. I couldn't believe my luck when I stumbled upon these.

Aren't they cute?  They also come in a few different colors but I thought the clear glass would be more versatile.  Something told me they were just the right size to fit inside the wire basket's three compartments.  So I took a chance and brought them home.  And voila.

Perfect!  Luckily, for some unknown reason, we have a boatload of citronella votives stashed away, so I used a few of those and they worked beautifully.  I was also thinking these could be used as awesome hanging lanterns as well.

Sorry about the varied graininess of the photos. I was playing around with PicMonkey since, alas, Picnik is no longer.  Sniff, sniff.  Does anyone else miss it already like I do?

Anyway, I'm really looking forward to using this handy votive holder out on the patio this summer.

Fourth of July, here we come.


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Glenda/MidSouth said...

They fit perfect - cute idea.
Sorry - I am of no help on the picture issue. I have started posts before and got so frustrated dealing with pictures, I ended up just deleting it out. I did not use Picnik. I bookmarked picmonkey a while back, but have not been to check it out yet.
Have a great week.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love this Kathleen. It looks like the three jars and the basket were meant to be together.
I used to have that problem with xlarge pictures getting cut off until I made my blog margins larger. Never did use Picnic, just Picassa and sometimes Photoshop. I tried PicMonkey and really like how user friendly it is. Blogger seems to be giving out some headaches again.

Quiltpiecer said...

Love it! How perfect! I use Live Write to write my blog posts and don't have problems with my pictures. I can resize them as I want. Thanks for the visit and kind words.

Anita at Cedar Hill said...

Well congrats, you have found yet another BLOGGER issue I hadn't heard of before. I love the glass votive holder so much better than the metal boxes that were in there and they will work great with candles, flowers, holding flatware or condiments for a party, so versatile. Good eye, you find the best stuff at GW. Do you have one of the super sized ones or just a regular one?

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Such a cute idea. Love the 4th of July themed votives ...

And those milk tins are darling. My husband works for milk marketing, so I'm always drawn to all things dairy ...



At Home in English Valley said...

Slow Down Kathy, the 4th of July?! I gotta get through this week! Loved the basket with the glass votives. You can sand off the country images and have something more vintage looking, which is more your style! As always you find the best stuff!!! Love, Penny

momto8 said...

definitely comes together right! how fun to see! good for you!

Decor & Harmony said...

Very clever Kathleen you spiffed it up for sure :) I haven't had any issues with blogger pictures sorry.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great find on that wire basket, Kathleen! I have been seeing them all over. Love those votive holders. I'll bet they would look great hanging from outside, too. I'll have to tell my daughter; she could definitely use these.

Shari @ said...

I love wire baskets. Yours was a terrific find! What a great way to display the outdoor citranella candles on a picnic table too ;) Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!!


chateau chic said...

So cute, Kathleen. What a great find with the vintage look!
Mary Alice

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Greetings from Australia♥

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