I'm still working on a matching dresser and chester of drawers but I thought I'd share a small project I just finished.
I went to a local resale shop and found a couple of brass candle holders that had seen better days. Here's a picture of the before.
Definitely needed something didn't they? Well I got out the chalk paint (love that stuff) and gave them three coats of "Old White" and I could have left them at that but you know me that was just too easy. So I got out "Henrietta", another color of chalk paint in a lavender pink, mixed it with lots of water about a 10 to 1 ratio then applied the wash to the candle holders and blotted it with a paper towel to give a mottled look. After that I decided they were a little too pink lol and gave them a wash of the "Old White" mixed with about the same ratio of water as the pink, and here's how they turned out:
They are a little pinker than my pictures show and yes I know I need to refinish my antique dining table lol. I also just realized I was concentrating so hard at getting pics of the finish I did not get a whole picture of the candle holder.
:-0 Anyway I think they would look great in any home but especially in one with "shabby chic" decor.
Hope this inspired you to get out that paint brush. Thanks for stopping by.
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