Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Turquoise Candlesticks

I feel weird calling them candle sticks, I mean these things are large and chunky, they don't resemble sticks at all.

Years ago my mom gave me these great "candlesticks" that had sat by her fireplace. One of them broke and was glued back together. Then she bought new ones and gave me the old ones. Score for me because I got some new decor for our home for free. And free is the best kind. I liked the brown, for the first 4 or 5 years at least.  But here lately I have been on a I-NEED-SOME-COLOR-IN-MY-LIFE kick.  So I decided at 11:30 at night that I would paint these candle sticks.  And what better color to paint them than TURQUOISE!

Primer is always a must.

In between priming I got out this old silver plate someone had given us when we got married.  I decided I wanted to paint that too.  It's not REAL silver, so don't panic.  I chose yellow for this piece. 

 The back of it, before I painted it

Once the primer dried I used Rust-oleum's Aqua to spray the candlesticks

I love love love love love them.  So pretty.  I can't wait till they dry and I can bring them inside and set them up.  But before I do, I was thinking about adding a brown glaze to them...any thoughts? Should I just leave them the way they are?  What do you think?

UPDATE*-- I went ahead with the glazing and love them even more

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Catherine said...

Well done! The color is beautiful and the glazing really adds dimension and brings out the detail very nicely.

Deanne said...

What a change, looks great, Its amazing the difference a bit of colour can make!

michaela said...

Super cute! I would marry turquoise if I could!

Jennifer said...

Turquoise is definitely one of my favorite colors these days. Thank you guys for your sweet comments. I am in love with the "new" candlesticks too.

Kimmy said...

I love them! I love the turquoise color you picked! they are beautiful! :)

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

They look just like my thrift store find I just them, the glaze just really tones it down and makes them look perfect! I used the exact same spray paint as you!

Jennifer said...

thanks Sue. I saw yours, they were awesome, such a good find.