I have had this set of candlesticks for a while, I like them but I have never really loved them. So, today they got a long awaited makeover. I can't wait to tell you about it! This is how they looked before and....
And, ta-da, this is how they look today. Big change, huh? I just love it when a plan comes together, don't you? I am going to enter this in the DIY Club contest here. If you want to know how I did it read on...
First I gave them a couple (or three?) coats of American Accents Heirloom White spray paint. Love this color - just a pretty creamy white. I used to could find this at Walmart but lately I have had to buy it a Hobby Lobby.
After the paint was good and dry I brought them inside to glaze them. Like many of you out there in bloggersville I used my go to glaze Valspar Mocha.
I used a smallish brush to give it a good coat of glaze, working it into the small details on the candlesticks.
I then used a
This is the look I was going for - just a subtle hit of glaze around those gorgeous details.
Next I pulled out my new Gorilla Glue and glued some vases I had on hand to the top of the candlesticks. I used to use E6000 for most everything but I learned from some of you that this Gorilla Glue is like the Glue of all Glues! This is my second time to use it and I really do think it is easier to deal with.
I put a circle of glue around the top edge of the candlesticks, dampened the bottom of the vases, then put the two together. I put a couple of heavy books on top and let them dry for 2 hours per the directions on the glue bottle.
Now they are in the guest bathroom next to the clock turned picture frame project I showed you last week. If you missed it you can find it here. In that post I told you I needed to replace the lamp and now I have done it! I added some pine cones and berry garland just to dress them for fall.
Here is the close-up shot again. I think I am in love. (Can I really be in love with a pair of candlesticks?)
And here is another look at the before. Do you have a pair of candlesticks just waiting for a makeover? Pull out your spray paint and glaze and hop to it girl!
Hope y'all come back soon!
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