Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Décor on a Dime - Candlestick transformation

Candlestick Transformation

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I bought these candlesticks at Kirkland’s a few years ago and they used to fit into my green decor in my living room. But now that I have red as my major accent they were just looking out of place.

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I still loved the design and texture of the metal accents.  And I also like the way the green looks antiqued.  I thought I could create that same look but in RED!

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I taped off the top and bottom metal brown accents using a plastic grocery bag and spray painted the middle with red spray paint.  But I didn’t want just plain red, I wanted the “streaks” and “spatters” that made them look antiqued.  So after I spray painted them red, I brushed on some leftover stain very lightly. But the stain was black and looked way too dark!  I was going to repaint them red and try something else. But when I spray painted another light coat of red, the black stain streaks were still barely showing through and looked exactly like I wanted them too! :)


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(You can click on the pictures to enlarge them if you want.)

Here they are on my mantel! 
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I think the red is a definite improvement, maybe even better than the original product.  What do you think?

Before:
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After:
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Linking up to:
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11 comments:

  1. I love the red ones! They look amazing!!!

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  2. i gotta say i really like them better red! great job :)

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  3. Oh, the red looks great! Great way to give the candlesticks a new look! Thanks for linking this post up as well to Be Inspired.

    Chelsea

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  4. Very nice - I may be using this idea. The streaks turned out great.

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  5. The red looks amazing! It looks like you bought it that way. Great job!

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  6. boy you do have a lot of awesome projects to share with us...I am thrilled, I love new ideas and you gave me some...thank you so much. Debbie

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  7. That is sooo cool! Love the color combo, it rocks!

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