Monday, March 2, 2015

How to re-do candlesticks with gilding wax and chalk paint


Last week I found this set of candlesticks by Pottery Barn at the Goodwill and I knew they needed to come home with me.  

Before:
They are made of mostly wood and and in good shape , but were just too dark for my taste.  I decided to paint them with the same aqua paint that I painted the French Vanity  with.  After  2 coats of paint I finger rubbed on gilding wax and then sealed and aged the candlesticks with dark wax/hemp oil.  




I love gold with pink dried roses




You can see here how the wax/oil mix rubbed off the gilding wax in a good way





thepainteddrawer

30 comments:

  1. You did a great job..they are gorgeous now! and these are wonderful photos of your lovely work. Isn't Goodwill a treasure trove?
    Happy Monday,
    Tamara

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    1. Thanks Tamara-I do love a good Goodwill treasure hunt!

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  2. They look great....what a difference a little paint can make....
    I also love gold and pink they just look beautiful together...

    Smiles~
    Mari

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    1. Thank you Mari-I have been felling the "girly" colors lately!

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  3. Very pretty! My daughter is getting into the painting and I will have to share this with her. It really transformed them!

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    1. Thank you Janet-it was a quick and easy project and I got to use up some left over paint!

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  4. I love that shade of aqua...they came out looking so much nicer than the original finish!

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    1. Thank you Marigene-left over paint does wonders!

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    1. Thank you Martina-I love the after too !

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  6. Very pretty! And even prettier with flowers next to them.
    Brenda

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    1. Thank you Brenda-I love to keep some dried flowers around for props!

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  7. A great way to update those and I love the color.

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    1. Thank you Kim-it was a quick and easy update with left over paint-win-win!

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  8. Love the new paint colour, perfect with a hint of gold. This is more my taste also than the darker colour. Great find!

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    1. Thank you-this is more my taste too!

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  9. What a transformation! They look so pretty and posh now and the color you chose is just perfect.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you Amalia-I like that-posh-I forget to use that word to describe things and it's a good one!

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  10. These are so pretty! I love that color with the gold, perfect!

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    1. Thank you Gigi-I was going with he same feel as my vanity!

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  11. Gorgeous! Love the color combo and the gilding~
    Jenna

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    1. Thank you Jenna-I have been on a role lately with gilding-go gold!

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  12. They look so happy now! I love this color and the gilding wax really makes them pop. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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    1. Thank you Betsy-thanks for sharing on FB too!

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  13. Stunning, these turned out so beautiful Great makeover. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

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  14. love your candle holders. I have to go find some old ones and try to make them pretty like yours.

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    1. Thank you Sugar-it was an easy project and quick!

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  15. Hi! So beautiful the color combination. Your decor is very romantic ...

    Hugs from Brazil,

    Nanda

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    1. Thank you Nanda-the colors together are very romantic and soft!

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