Every now and then, I’ll stumble across a real prize at the thrift store.
A couple months ago, I came across this wall candelabra.
It had this icky, antique gold finish.
But lots of details that I knew would look great once I was finished.
I decided to use my crusty paint mixture…..
Just glop it on all over.
It’s best to work outside or over something you can bundle up and toss out…like brown paper.
I do 2 coats…the second coat will stick better.
Then, when it’s completely dry….I recommend leaving it overnight, I use my dry hands and rub off wherever it is loose. This exposes some of the underneath color. If too much comes off, then paint it again and repeat the process until it’s the way you want. If you absolutely don’t want to see any of the original color, then give it a coat of paint first in whatever color you DO want to see.
I then used some dark wax to age it more.
I love how it turned out! It looks great in the new dining room!
I added some fresh greenery to the candle sconce today. I love it against the wallpaper I finished earlier this year. I’m loving my new dining room makeover this Christmas.
I also added some magnolia garland around the leaded window.