from gray to ivory


Anybody else out there buy these candle sticks from Target when they had their Halloween stuff on clearance? I liked the gray, but it didn't really coordinate with my stuff. Make-over time!



First I gave these many coats of ivory colored craft paint. If you do this project I highly recommend spray painting them instead. But since I have a baby crawling around, it's difficult for me to get into the garage and spray paint things, so I did it by hand.



After the ivory paint dried I took some brown craft paint and used Q-tips to apply it to all the nooks and crannies. You heard me right, I said Q-tips!



Nice and aged and rustic, just how I like it!



I have to say, every time I walk past this staged area, I smile!

16 comments:

  1. Love them! You did a great job.

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  2. Darn, I missed those at Target. I've been on the lookout for candlesticks like those.

    Great job!

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  3. They look fantastic! I love the outcome.

    I am totally impressed you used q-tips! Also, you can brush paint all over the general area that has the recessed (sp? sorry - no spell check on comments...) areas. and then take a damp paper towel and wipe off the excess of the rasied areas. Hope this may save you time next time :)

    Take care,
    Alyshia

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  4. So pretty!! I am so like you- I love to just sit sometimes and enjoy those little vignettes and things that I accomplish!

    blessings
    mary

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  5. Great idea. I have something that has small grooves and a q-tip would work great.

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  6. They do look great. I love the q tip idea.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  7. ooo, i love the distressed look - beautiful!

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  8. They look much better in the white. Great job!

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  10. They looks great and I love the Q-tip idea - Chelsea

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  11. I totally missed the Halloween clearance this year...rats! You really did a great job on the candlesticks! They look like you bought them that way, very professional!

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