Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Bringing A Little French To A Candlestick

I’ve had this candlestick in my Etsy shop for a few months now.

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I figured I’d give it a go “as is” and if there was no interest I’d give it a transformation.  Since I took most of my Etsy stuff with me to the holiday market, I figured it was time to give it a makeover.  Using my sample pot of Antoinette chalk paint, I gave it one coat. 

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Then I took some Antique Gold Rub n Buff, and a small brush, and went over the details with it.

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Much more French looking, I think!  The Rub n Buff gives it a gilded look and brings out the details beautifully, where before you couldn’t really appreciate them.

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18 comments:

Gail said...

What a wonderful make-over Kathy!
Love the antique gold Rub n Buff on it. Hope you and your family have a wonderful and Blessed Thanksgiving Kathy.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Great makeover. Such a pretty candlestick with fabulous detail. Hugs, Marty

Andrea said...

it's very pretty. I haven't tried Antoinette yet but would like to

Okio B Designs said...

Oooooh, love it so much better now! Happy Thanksgiving! Hope A arrives safely. =)

xo, J

Creative Breathing said...

Stopping by to wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with your loved ones. Elizabeth

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Afternoon Kathy, what a transformation, if you were to sell the candlestick today, you would have lots of people interested. I love the highlighted detail. Have a lovely Thanksgiving tomorrow with your family. Best Wishes Daphne

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I love the candle stick painted....looks fantastic Kathy!!

Judy K said...

The paint and rub n buff really bring out the details in the candlestick. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Missy George said...

Looks great..Happy Turkey Day

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Your candlestick is very pretty--I love how the gold rub and buff brings out the details. Hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Good looking makeover on the candlestick!
Sorry that the holiday event didn't go as well as you hoped...
Happy Thanksgiving!
Warmly,
deb

NanaDiana said...

I bet it will sell now. I love the makeover- xo Diana

Rooms by Ann said...

That a cute candle stick, I like the details.Happy Thanksgiving.

Botanic Bleu said...

Yes, it does LOOK more French now....good decision to makeover this little candlestick. The details are much easier to appreciate.

Thanks for stopping by Botanic Bleu and leaving such a nice comment.

Controlling My Chaos said...

Niiiice. You're so good at breathing new life into things.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Pretty candlestick! I've never heard of Rub and Buff. Where do you get it?

Little Miss Maggie said...

Beautiful transformation. Isn't Rub n' Buff terrific?

Debra @ Common Ground said...

so much prettier, love the new finish!

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