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.
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!
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! :)
(You can click on the pictures to enlarge them if you want.)
Here they are on my mantel!
I think the red is a definite improvement, maybe even better than the original product. What do you think?