Hello everyone, hope all is going well, today I am sharing an update I have done to some candleholders.
You may remember a few posts back, I posted an update I made HERE in it I mentioned I was going to change the color of my buffet.
Well, I made the update and the color of the candleholders blended in too much. I created these a year ago out of old buffet lamps I wasn’t going to use anymore but still loved the bases. The top where a candle would normally sit is a terracotta flower pot base I added.
Since the color didn’t work I decided to take out my paint and paint brushes. I wanted these holders to have that gilded look but aged slightly at the same time.
This is the color they were before I began the change.
Still being on lockdown, I wasn’t able to buy paint in antique brass for my bass color. No stores are open in NJ and I didn’t want to wait for paint to get delivered. So what’s a girl to do, mix her own color and that’s what I did.
I had Rub N Buff in my office but one tube wouldn’t have been enough so I knew I was able to mix my own. I grabbed my bottles of gold and black craft paint and began mixing.
I have no doubt you will be impressed with my mixing tool and container, ha, ha!
This is the color I created adding some black to the gold. I told you my mixing tool would impress you, don’t you love my wooden stick and paper plate? Hey, it’s cheesy but works fine for me.
Not bad right? After a few days of living with them on my buffet they were just a tad to heavy looking for me.
After giving it some thought, I decided to use the same color I painted the buffet and give t them a very light wash. I did this wash a bit differently than my normal wash. When I normally wash with paint I use a container filled with water and dip my brush in the water then the tip of my brush into a container holding my paint color of choice.
This time I almost dry brushed a small area with the paint color and sprayed a rag with a bit of water and rubbed the paint into the brass color I created. For me, this toned down the heaviness of the brass and at the same time gave them an aged look.
This was before I was completely finished rubbing the paint color, notice the difference?
Here is a bit of the base on the buffet. I will be sharing this in its entirety very soon.