Let’s take care of a little business this morning, shall we? I’ve had these wood candle holders for a couple of years, but they no longer fit my taste or style and they’ve been collecting dust in a cabinet for a while now.
My house used to be decorated in woodsy, earthy tones. Think dark brown, orange and camo green. It used to have a very earthy, zen vibe which was great and it was that way for a very long time until I was bitten by the antique bug, followed by the shabby chic bug, followed by the farm french bug, followed by the primitives bug. You get the picture.
All I did was apply the same process I follow for furniture projects to these candle holders. I coated them with a coat of Rustoleum Spray Paint Primer in white. Now I don’t always spray paint my furniture pieces, but sometimes I do. It just depends on the piece of furniture, the size and its structure.
Then I followed the white primer with a coat of Rustoleum spray paint in Flat White. Yep. Nothing fancy. I don’t generally care for a gloss of any kind on my paint projects. I prefer a matte finish, regardless of the color I choose.
Then I distressed them with a medium grit sanding block until they looked “just right”.
They now have a home on our living room. I’m not sure if they’ll stay there. They may make their way into a bathroom, or our bedroom perhaps, but for now they’re keeping the dresser company.
I have a line of projects waiting in the wings, so there will be a lot of great transformations in the coming weeks.