Hello, DIYers! Now that the 4th of July festivities are over and things are slowing down, I took some time this past weeked to declutter my apartment. While decluttering, I came upon an old candle holder. Instead of getting rid of it as it didn't quite fit my style anymore, I decided to give it a modern face lift. I'm really digging the blush pink and gold/copper trend right now so that was my inspiration for this makeover.
STEP 1: MIX YOUR CUSTOM COLOR
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STEP 2: PREP
First, lightly sand the top of the candle holder with a #300 grit sandpaper to remove any wax residue. Next, clean throughly with Windex.
STEP 3: PAINTING
Since, I would be painting on a small, detailed surface and Chalkworthy has a rich, thick formula, I diluted "Lady Fleur" with 2 TBSP of water to help prevent any paint build up.
Once diluted, I painted on "Lady Fleur" with a microfoam brush. For the small nooks, I used an artist's brush. Let dry for 1 hour.
If you notice any drips or paint build up after it has dried, then sand it smooth with a #600 fine grit sandpaper. Paint on a second, thin coat. Let dry for 1 hour.
STEP 4: TAPING
To give this candle holder a more modern feel, I decided to tape off the lower section so that I could spray paint it. Be sure to use a good quality painter's tape, such as Frog© Painter's Tape.
STEP 6: SPRAY PAINT
Be sure to cover up the top portion (I used a plastic bag) before spray painting.
For the bottom portion, I used Rust-o-leum's "Metallic Paint & Primer in One" in "Champagne Mist." I let that dry over night before pulling off the tape.
After the spray paint has dried and you're satisfied with the coverage, remove the tape! I love the personality and modern flare this makeover gave to this old candle holder!