Someone commented on one of old posts....so I went back to look at it. I used to do alot of stuff...I have been so busy with everything else lately, I have not had much to offer. Well let me give you a little something today.....
This is a fixture I paid 2$ for at a Church yard sale a few years ago (I have had it stashed away and now I need it for my "new" House)
After I cleaned it up
I removed the plastic covers on the candles and put them to the side.....
I spray painted it with a flat black Walmart paint
Notice that I allow a little of theblack paint to get on the "wood" center.
Then I painted the center with a mustard color ( if some of these pics are goofy...it because I took them with one hand while I worked with the other)
Next get your plastic covers and we are gonna grubbie them....and you can use your favorite way ( the same way you grubbie your tappers)I had some left over candlewax so I am using that today. I melted my wax over very low heat in and old cake pan....just dip it.. roll it..rub it.. what ever turns you on! Then rub on some spices...
I like the drippy look..you get that by letting the wax cool a little and then spoon it on
yea, that's what I like!
Slide your cover on and the little wax bogger will slide on the top from the wax inside...take it out. Let them sit on long enough to harden then sit them aside again.Lilightly sand the middle...
Hey why did't someone tell me you could unscrew that ....makes it a lot easier
Use your favorite aging substance, I am using early american stain.....blot and rub to your liking.
Put it all back together
and you have the almost finished product...still needs to be hung. That will be Joey's job, I am not allowed to play with electricty! It really looks better than the picture shows...maybe it is the countertop it is sitting on. In an ideal world where time and money were not an issue...everything would be changed before we move in!
But you know..I think I make better choices after I live with it a little...so it will all work out. I will show you another pic when it is hung.
Another way to do your candles is paint them with modpodge and roll in spices or use your glue gun to drip glue around the top and let it run down the sides....then paint to your liking (I like crackle on these) Here is another one I did...it was brass...
These last one is a single plastic Christmas candle or was!
Hey Deb, you left me a comment on the tobacco stick post....but I don't know how to get back to you to answer your questions...email me firstname.lastname@example.org
I have something to show you!!!
I am getting ready to take a truck load of my belonging to the new house.....only 9 days to go...OMG I have a lot more to do!!!!!!
- ▼ February (7)