Three days in a row?? What?? Hello amazing friends! I’m back for the third time this week to bring you a simple makeover…shabby candlesticks!
When I was looking for what I could tackle next in my Spring 2022 Haul, I immediately spied these candlesticks in my garage:
The shiny black spray paint and roughly painted bronze didn’t do much for this pair, but I knew it wouldn’t take a whole lot to pretty them up. For $5.75 a piece, I grabbed them up!
The spray was on there pretty thick, so I had originally planned to use Sea Spray to add some texture to camouflage that.
However, with all those gorgeous details, I knew what I really wanted for this set!
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To clean these candlesticks, I just took the brush end of my shop vac to them and then wiped them down with a clean cloth to remove any dust.
Then, to give them both the same base color, I sprayed them with flat black spray paint:
As you can see, I used my medium spray shelter to contain the spray.
The Best Dang Brush is excellent for painting detailed things, especially baskets, rattan, and frames that have a lot of detail.
However, I found that for the deeper details on these candlesticks, the smaller head of the Belle brush worked even better…
Once the painting was complete and dry, all that was left to do was sand to bring out all those pretty deatails to give them the shabby look I wanted for them…
I used 220 grit sandpaper wrapped around an old sanding sponge for this step, making sure not to sand too hard to take it below the black paint layer.
I left these unsealed as I do not expect them to be handled much.
Here is how this set looks now!
Aren’t they huge?? Way too large for this dresser lol, but here you can see just how big they really are!
These would be perfect near a big soaker tub to add a quiet ambiance for a relaxing bath!
Sanding highlighted all the pretty parts beautifully:
Another option would have been to skip the spray paint prep, get right to painting, and then use the cheat method to distress them. You can see how I do that HERE.
But since I already had my spray shelter up, I just gave them a quick spray instead.
Such a simple makeover, but I think it did wonders for this pair.
One more down!! only FIVE to go!
See any you might have missed at the links below:
How to Paint Fabric (chair makeover)
Painting the Smalls #17 (lamp, small box, horse, napkin holder, and mirror)
Painting the Smalls #16 (candlesticks, small box, tray)
I’ll be back on Tuesday with this basket:
Have a fantastic weekend!
UPDATE: See how cute this basket turned out HERE now!
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