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?
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