Today I decided to do an easy update on a candlestick that got a makeover about a year ago. It was red and I painted it white. And while it looked good I could never find the right spot for it until I stuck it by the candlesticks from Balsam Hill.
Isn’t it true that objects look better in odd numbers? So the candlestick found a home but as you can see it didn’t blend with the gray candlesticks.
Out came the Dixie Belle paints. I used a dark gray as the base coat. Now I know the color is slight darker than the candlesticks from Balsam Hill but it is pretty close and blends nicely.
I took a damp paper towel and dipped it in the lighter gray and spread it on the candlestick and rubbed it back in areas. It took some of the darker gray off and the white showed through. I blended until it I liked it.
This is how I get my housework done, while the paint dried I vacuumed. After I finished vacuuming I applied a glaze to the candlestick. I kind of did it in uneven strokes because I did want this candlestick to have the color variations like the other ones.
To finish the project I waxed the candlestick with clear and then dabbed white wax along the raised areas to mimic the white spots on the inspiration candlesticks.
I am so happy with this easy update on the candlestick because it blends in. What do you think?
Best Dang Wax
Miss Mustard Seed White Wax
Thank You For The Beautiful Candlesticks
Thank You for the beautiful candlesticks, Balsam Hill. Now why am I thanking Balsam Hill for beautiful candlesticks? Well I was one of the 25 winners in the Balsam Hill’s Countdown to Christmas Giveaway. I was reading the blog, Rusty Hinge Blog Spot and on that particular day the post was about Christmas and the giveway. I had to hop on over to the Balsam Hill site and comment on what Christmas means to me.
This is what I wrote; Christmas is a time for reflection, gathering with friends and family. It is a giving season which we should carry in our hearts all year.
And then I didn’t give it another thought and carried on. When I got home on Christmas Eve I checked my emails and saw one from Balsam Hill informing me I was one of the winners but I had to reply. I thought to myself this must be a scam as I never ever, very rarely win anything much less something from a big company.
I replied how surprise I was. I got another email with a link and $100.00 t0 spend. I felt like kid in a candy store. They have so many wonderful items.
I checked out the Christmas decorations. I believe Balsam Hill is known for their absolutely beautiful, realistic Christmas trees and ornaments. And as beautiful as the ornaments are I decided to get something I could enjoy all year.
I checked out the other decorating items and finally decided on the zinc candlesticks. When I got home from work the other day, the two boxes were waiting for me. I couldn’t wait to unpack them and play with them. I don’t know why but I thought they were smaller then they are. I placed them by the fireplace. Then they moved to the dining room. Of course I had to see what they would look like in the dinning room. Next stop was the master bathroom.
Beautiful Candlesticks in Master BathroomThen the beautiful candlesticks moved back to the fireplace. I keep going in the Great Room to admire them. And did you notice the painting with the painted fabric matte found a home? So if you want a quaility, stylish accent for your home check out Balsam Hill. And if you need a Christmas Tree they are the go to place.
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