Before I get to my latest project I need to tell you all this:
Yesterday I was all excited about painting candles in Chalk Paint® and
creating affordable colorful tapers in any shade I could imagine...
I discovered that after lighting them for more than a few minutes they start to smoke!!
So paint your candles for decorative purposes only people!
I think Annie Sloan and our US company Annie Sloan Unfolded were
excited about the idea of using it to paint candles...so while I was doing my little store
test on the candles and how they burned, Annie Sloan Unfolded had our paint
manufacturer and their chemist run tests after they saw my little discovery.
Pretty funny to think about the ripple effect...we both came to the same conclusion:
Don't burn a candle painted in Chalk Paint®.
NO NO NO
YES YES YES
And now~the brass chandy makeover!
A vintage brass chandelier~it had seen better days...
I had a little plan to makeover this light fixture.
It involved some painting with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan in Graphite...
The Chalk Paint® sticks nicely to the brass without any prepwork.
After doing one coat over the chandy I moved to the next step....
I wisked some French Linen Chalk Paint® across most of the Graphite.
Then I used my magic potion...Pearl Plaster!
I brushed the Pearl Plaster over the painted finish and
made it heavy and crusty in some areas and sheer in others.
Finished up with a little dark wax and now it has a a whole new look!
Something kind of hand forged looking....
Some black candle covers and this baby is good to go!
So consider Chalk Paint® for your brass pieces and add
a little Pearl Plaster for that shimmery but not sparkly look.
On a sidenote Colin has been coming home on the weekends to help
out at the store~here he is painting a cottage dresser in Old White.
I have been getting lots of compliments on him and how well
he is doing when I have to step out of the shop.
So thank you to those who have let me know he is a pleasure and is so informed.
And thank you Colin!!
Hope to see you in the shop~
we have a big surprise coming soon!