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Before and After: Candlesticks

Posted June 29th, 2010

{The mismatched candlesticks, in all of their unpolished glory}


This past weekend I braved the heat to visit the Melrose Trading Post Flea Market in hopes of starting a new collection (since I finished this project). I found some antique candlesticks with great patterns and curves, but their dirty exteriors and cheap varnishes were an instant turn-off. I decided to bring them home anyway and painted them all a glossy black to make a cohesive and chic collection. Whether or not they'll have candles in them is still to be determined, but the process was easy (an afternoon) and affordable (candlesticks + paint supplies=$28).

{I loved the different curvatures, but not the brassy colors}

{Once the tarp was down, I sprayed one coat of primer and let it dry}

{Then I sprayed two coats of glossy black paint}


{Final product}
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