Project- Candle Sticks

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In getting our house ready for the market, I’ve had a lot of little projects going on. I’ve been painting objects to put in the house. One of my favorites was this set of candle sticks. I’m sure there will be at least one person who thinks I’m crazy for painting over dark wood, but I don’t have any dark wood in my house. If I didn’t paint them I wouldn’t be using them.

How many times do you either not buy and object of decor because it’s the wrong color or wood finish. My daughter, Amanda and her boyfriend make fun of me because I’m always telling them, “I can spray paint it!” Spray painting is my thing, seriously.

I got two of the cutest night tables from Homegoods. One was lemon yellow with lime green swirls along with a couple of scratches, so it was on sale. The second one was weird gray/brown wood grain that was really ugly. I got them for super cheap and sprayed them both white!

Tada! They are super cute white, these are the ones._MG_3329-Edit

I also bought this mirror that was kind of a weird brown antique wood. I loved the pattern of it but hated the finish. So, I painted it white! It’s way cuter than the large flat mirror that made this bathroom really boring. I get a lot of compliments on this mirror too.

_MG_2909-EditSo, after years of painting things to save them from extinction I have found my favorite spray paints. My all time favorite right now is Rust-Oleum. I am in love with it. My favorite is the high gloss, ultra cover, spray and then I always finish with a coat of the clear gloss. Such a solid glass like finish. So beautiful.

I was going at 90 miles and hour and almost totally forgot to shoot these babies before I painted them but I can assure you they were very dark chestnut brown. They were really pretty, but like I said I had no where to put them. Here they are.

Still brown but getting white already.

Still brown but getting white already.

The other two still brown.

The other two still brown.

The secret to spray painting is patience. Seriously, stay back and paint in coats. One thin one at a time. I know you don't want to but it has to be done this way.

The secret to spray painting is patience. Seriously, stay back and paint in coats. One thin layer at a time. I know you don’t want to but it has to be done this way.

Second coat

Second coat

Third coat and the clear gloss finish.

Third coat and the clear gloss finish.

The finished candlesticks!

The finished candlesticks!

I LOVE them and think they look fabulous! Before you throw something out or pass it by at a store, think about whether or not you’d like it in a different color or finish. Then, make it happen! Rust-Oleum also has texture paints that can make things look like metal or different materials. It’s fun and resourceful!

 

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