Monday, August 17, 2009

Ashley's Candle Holder Redo ~ A Wonderful Whatnot

My latest Wonderful Whatnot turned out to be a favorite of mine! I now have an obsession with painting everything insight! As I walk around my house something catches my eye and I am immediately on a mission to paint it! That’s where the story starts with my candle holders. They were just the basic gold cross candle holders…very commercial! I wanted to customize them right away!
I painted them with the same Antique White acrylic I have been using and glazed them with the Ralph Lauren Smoke Glaze that Whitney owns (next can is on me ~ seeing how we use it every day!) That was pretty much it as far as the candle holders go. I love the way the glaze caught the detail in the crosses!
I couldn’t put any candle on these (that would be so commercial). So, I found some super cheap candles at Hobby Lobby and painted them with Behr Bison Brown eggshell and wrapped cheetah print ribbon around each one! I love the look of the candle holders and the candles now and they are so original and inexpensive! What a transformation ~ Enjoy! I will also be posting this whatnot on Met Monday over at Between Naps on the Porch... You can check it out here! http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/2009/08/welcome-to-31st-metamorphosis-monday.html

8 comments:

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty redo - thanks for sharing.

Lisa Shatzer said...

ooooh, so pretty!

Jennie said...

Those are just wonderful!

ImagineCozy said...

You made quite the improvement!
-Angela

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Wonderful makeover, your candleholders look great.

Tina

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I love the glaze on the crosses. I didn't know you could paint candles.

Cheri Peoples said...

I love the lighter color and the glaze. They look really good--GOOD JOB.

This is my first time to your blog. I hope you will come for a visit.
Cheri
Its So Very Cheri

Carolyn said...

Please give the steps you took to paint the candles....thanks!

 
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