Monday, March 9, 2015

Another set of Candlesticks with Gilding Wax


I have a client who reads my blog regularly and also has a shop.  She saw my aqua candlesticks and loved them so much that  she brought me a large paint of black candlesticks that she felt needed a new look.  
Before:


I painted them in the same aqua color and then used gilding wax to to highlight the details.  The last step was to seal them in dark wax/hem oil.  



Gilding wax 






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    1. Thank you Su-my client liked them too!

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    1. Thank you Marigene-I think they look much better now too!

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  3. The effect of the gilding wax is stunning!!
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you Mary Alice-I am kind of loving gilding wax right now!

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    1. Thank you Laura-much better now with some paint!

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  5. Those are gorgeous! WOW! The color of those roses look fabulous with that. Fab job!

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    1. Thank you Cindy-I love dried roses and they do pop with the soft aqua!

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  6. These are so pretty...I have 3 tall black ones that I would LOVE to do this on but mine are very plain and lack any of this beautiful detail....

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    1. Thank you BJ-I just painted some plain ones that were dark and added the gilding wax to the edges and they now have details. I say go for it!

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  7. So pretty! I found some last week at an estate sale that are somewhat similar. You have just given me a great idea!

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    1. Thank you Ellen-I would love to see them and am glad I could inspire!

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  8. Lovely! The lighter aqua color brings out the design.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you Amalia-I agree the lighter color brings out the details!

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  9. These are really pretty re loves. The color really brings out the detail to the candle sticks. Great job. Those will sell quickly in your friends shop.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you Kris-She has lots of darker furniture so this will add a good pop of color for her!

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  10. I love how the candlesticks turned out. I found my way here from the over 40 Facebook group.

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    1. Thank you Linda-The FB group is going to be great!

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    1. Thank you Martina-they do look beautiful now with some paint!

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  12. Gorgeous! It's no wonder she loved the others and these turned out just as pretty. Thank you for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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    1. Thank you Betsy-they do look pretty in her shop!

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  13. Bez wątpienia masz mnie na sumieniu:))) są bajeczne. W sumie to nie wiem czy podobają mi się te czarne czy te jasne:)))

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    1. Thank you Ala-my client is happy and so I am happy!

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    1. Thank you Rue-they are looking good in the shop and she is happy!

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  15. These are gorgeous, so much better than the black. The dark wax and the gilding really show off the beautiful detail in the candlesticks.

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    1. Thank you -the re-do is much nicer and lighter!

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