Monday, July 11, 2011


Since I feel like I totally slacked this weekend, I thought I would put up a
picture of an older project that I did.
We had a busy weekend with family picnics, beaches and lots
and lots of family time.

That being said, I was not very productive this a good way...:)
So I thought I would show THIS OLE THING..
One day while visiting friends way up North
on Lake Michigan, my hubby and I went for a walk along the beach.
While on our walk I found this great piece of driftwood.
Now normally driftwood is usually small or the size of a telephone pole.
This one was just perfect.
As I picked it up, I already knew what my husband was going to say to me..
"now, what are you gonna do with that?" (Imagine this being said with a dramatic sigh, and heavy shoulders
and head slightly dropping in defeat).....:)
My response was..."nothing, I am gonna let you do it..." :) hee hee hee........

So when we got home, I LET him get his drill with a hole cutting bit
just the size of my little tea light candles.
so at night when we sit out side and sometimes in the winter while we sit in the hot tub;
we light it up and enjoy this simple little pleasure..

I hope you enjoy it too.....:)

Have a beautiful day!!! :)
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Kimia Kline said...

that is seriously brilliant. gorgeous and thrifty! and i love the fact that you "let" your husband make it ;)

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

I love it's rusticness (don't' think that's a real word). What size is your bit? And where did you find one? I've searched Lowe's and Home Depot for one at least 2" wide and couldn't find it.

Art Is Beauty said...

Thanks so much Yanet, I believe he got the bit at Home Depot, but he bought it years ago. I would try googling it and finding it a cheap as possible. Ours may even have been 1.3/4 and he just moved it around a little until he made the holes big enough....

Brooke said...

So pretty! I love the way it turned out. So rustic chic

Brittany said...

Very cool! I love it.

P.S. I am having a giveaway on my blog. There are awesome organizational charts and tools for moms and kids. I hope you will enter!

Inspired By June said...

Hmmm, those hole cutting bits ARE just the size of a tea light candle! Thanks for the inspiration! Love what you did with the drift wood... or, ah, what your hubby did ;)

Anonymous said...

Nice idea - it would look great on a patio table!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Super cute and creative idea~ I love this and love how it turned out!! Darling! Thanks for linking up to Feathered Nest Friday!: )

Amanda said...

I just love all things driftwood, this is such a great idea! It looks wonderful.

the cape on the corner said...

that was so nice of you to let him make such a fabulous candleholder. hehe. love it!