Slowly but surely, I’ve been trying to add pops of color and a touch of mod to our family room.
Today, I happened to wander into Pier 1 Imports on my lunch hour. Always dangerous. Fortunately I got out of there with only minor expenditures!
I found 2 of these fun candles with battery-powered mini lights.
Plus, see that red clearance sticker? Only $4.18 each! Can’t beat the price! And they’ll definitely add some color here…
Plus, since they’re battery operated, I won’t burn down the house! What could be wrong with that?
Nothing. Except they’re way too tall. See?
Way out of proportion. Bummer.
No worries. Have knife, will decorate!
Even though they’re battery powered, the candles are still wax. So I figured that if I took a sharp knife to them, I could cut them down to a better size.
Well, it didn’t cut quite as perfectly as I had hoped, but I carefully cut through the other half of the candle, then trimmed it to perfection with a paring knife.
OK, now this looks better…
More proportionate, and the colors are even bolder without as much white at the top.
Looks nice “lit”…
A colorful improvement!
Check back soon for more family room updates!
Showing off this project at the link party at Funky Junk Interiors.