Welcome to the 2nd Project Challenge--bloggers joining together and creating something new and wonderful from a similar item.
This month's challenge item was an under $5 thrift store or garage sale item. I started with a set of candlesticks that I got for $4 on half price day and transformed them with paint.
Here is the before:
Recently when I showed a project that had some thrift store painted candlesticks in the background, people loved them and asked about the candlesticks. I always look for candlesticks at the thrift store. I look for wood or resin or brass ones, I leave the ceramic ones. Some days I score some great ones, some days not. I look for ones with designs or carvings because they looks so great with paint. I knew this trio would be perfect. They had a faux metal finish on them.
Using Fusion Mineral Paint ( I will be sharing more about this paint soon, but I am in love!), I painted different colors and layers on the candlesticks.
When each one was the final color I wanted, I let them dry and then distressed them with a wet terry cloth rag.
They are fresh and look like high end candlesticks rather than inexpensive thrift store finds.
Oh, and I had to share this so not magazine worthy family room of mine. Yes, that is a basketball hoop in my living room...sigh. They are only at home so long and if a basketball hoop makes them happy and keeps them in the family room playing and talking rather than in their bedroom, it is worth it!
Enjoy the other under $5 thrift store find projects HERE: