Saturday, August 27, 2011

Candlestick Makeover Tutorial

I know what you are thinking. "Why is she doing a "makeover" on these candlesticks? They are already stylish." Let me tell you, it was hard!! I love these candlesticks. However, I needed some distressed/aged looking candlesticks in a much lighter color for a project that I am currently working on. To achieve this look, here is what I did in 5 easy steps: Sand, Prime, Paint, Paint, Paint.

You will need: 
Candlesticks of your choice
Fine Grit Sandpaper
4 Paint Brushes
Color you want shown through the crackle
Crackle Medium
Top Color of your choice




Apply your crackling medium where you want the paint to crackle. Avoid going over an area to much. 
I used "Weatherd Wood" from Michael's as my crackling medium. You have to let this dry for almost an hour.

Apply your top coat of paint. It does not have to be perfect.
**NOTE The crackling occurs very quickly so paint very quickly!**

Let dry and Viola!!

I actually went back after this photo and sandpapered a lot of the edges so more brown would show through. You will be able to see this when I post my final project. So, stay tuned! =)

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