Sunday, November 07, 2010

Mandala Madness

I kept staring at it for sometime. It stared back at me. I wondered why had I picked this ugly piece of (Hallare) tea light holder from Ikea two years ago. Then I had liked it.

hallare

Today a little ornamental painting on it would at least give it a facelift. Or so I thought.

Armed with my number zero paintbrush, I mixed together Titanium white and Ochre yellow and painted these Mandala-inspired motifs around the aluminum candle dishes.

IMG_2612Mandala is a Sanskrit word which means “circle”. In Buddhist and Hindu art forms, Mandala have spiritual and ritual significance. For me it was enough inspiration to spend a Sunday afternoon doing something eclectic.

IMG_2616And this is what the tea light holder looked at the end of an hour.

IMG_2622IMG_2620IMG_2621 P thought it looked “cute”. But then he is biased about his wife.

I’d want to know from you what you think of my little DIY. You know it, don’t you, that your opinion always matters to me…

I am joining Patty’s Weekend Wrap Up Party Week Five with my post. Go check her new post now, its gorgeous.

18 comments:

Satrupa said...

Hey Pree ..... the motifs surely made a difference and certainly in the positive way ! Luks lovely ..... Had I been ur neighbor I would have stolen it from you .... ok asked u for gifting it :)

GB said...

I love it.

Echoing Satrupa's sentiment---I wish I were your neighbor. Why can't I find someone like you in this godfor$%ken place!???!

Lakshmi -Celebrations said...

how pretty and how gorgeous and how nice.i loved them and loved them

Purnima@a creative project said...

Very pretty!! It looks awesome after you painted it!!!!

Spice said...

Simple candle holder is taken to another level......and now i'm missing Ikea

jjs said...

Beautiful......I am jealous of all those people who can paint. I am useless, cant even draw a straight line.The diwali pictures are awesome, many things to learn from you.

Priya said...

Damn pretty candle holders..

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

awesome! You sure made it prettier and sleeker!

purplehomes said...

oo...you just made a plain looking light holder really pretty!

Eterna said...

Undoubtedly talented you are..love the artwork..

aipi said...

Your painted design definitely adds a classy touch to the candle holders..beautiful job!

US Masala

Patricia Torres said...

oh my gosh!! You've made this look so so pretty.. I'm going to have to take this idea from you.. and buy these from IKEA.. and dress them up for Christmas.. and give them out as Christmas gifts.. Yay!!

Thank you for sharing this fab idea.. and above all.. thank you for joining the weekend wrap up .. You made my day!! :-)

Shruti said...

Ohhh Thats such a simple DIY idea. I Love it. Will try the same :)

Krithika said...

Pree, that was an amazing transformation.....loved it sooo much !!

Rekha said...

Ph what a makeover, that was absolutely gorgeous and UR DH was bang on right with his feedback.

Scribbler :) said...

Wonderful! Love it! Quite an artist you are!

Sound Horn Please said...

Another lovely idea! I love it :)

rama said...

Wow, you are so creative, you turned an ordinary thing into a piece of art. No wonder you are a Bengali. Anything or anybody that has something to do with Bengal really are enough to make me think of my college days spent there.
I go back to that distant past and think of all the goognies,chais, and all the beetroot cutlets....
It was good coming to your space.