A Quick Weekend Project

9.15.2015

I thought I would share a very quick project I worked on last weekend. I have been painting everything in sight so Mr. Savvy and miss Bailey better watch out. I think every time spring or fall come along I get into some kind of nesting mode.

I have had this pair of candlesticks for years and they were just plain light colored wood. I pulled them out the other day and decided I wanted to change the color.

I have taken these photos showing you what the paint looks like with hemp oil added and the before it was added. You can see how the oil brings out the color and adds some shine.

This shows the the color before the oil and the distressing I did. When I was at the Haven Conference last July I attended Amy Howard's paint class and we painted a piece of trim and then used her Antiquing Glaze to distress with. So it's one coat of her One Step paint or other chalk paint, I used Annie Sloan chalk paint in French Linen since I had it on hand, let that dry.  Then use milk paint over the base coat and let that dry. I used Miss Mustard Seed milk paint in Typewriter that I also had on hand. Then the fun part of using the antiquing glaze and the magic begins. The milk paint will lift off of the base coat just by using a sea sponge to dab it on.

Then after that dries just add some wax or hemp oil like I did. So quick and easy for a whole new look. I finished the other candlestick and love how they look now.

Do you have any quick projects you just finished or any other projects, fall decorating, crafts, recipes, and so on? Then I hope you will come back to Wow us with those tonight at 7pmET at Wow Us Wednesdays.

Have an awesome day and see you there!

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11 comments:

  1. LOVE the bench!!!....I think I may need to stay away during your nesting times as I fear I may be painted into a corner!!...;)

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  2. I have never tried milk paint or antiquing glaze. I don't paint alot but I have a couple of projects. I have a question for you, if you don't mind. I bought 6 antique cane back chairs which have been painted (chalk paint). They are a bit too light/bright and I want to darken them just a bit. I think I saw on a blog where someone had used antiquing glaze to do this. Can I do that? Thanks in advance for any advice!!

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    1. tina, this glaze I used does not darken. It lifts paint off to give the worn distressed look. You can use a dark wax or antiquing wax to darken them.

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  3. I love that bench too! I bought my pumpkins and mums yesterday at an Amish farm and got my front porch and back patio all "gussied up"!!! Have a beautiful day!

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  4. The candle sticks look great with their new treatment!

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  5. Hi Kim,
    Love all your projects1 I do have a question. I painted my kitchen cabinets with ASCP and love the look but I am experiencing chipping.
    I cleaned thouroughly with KrudKutter, dried, appled two coats of ASCP and then two coats of General Finishes Satin polyurethane so I am puzzled as to why I am having chipping. Any suggestions?

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    1. I used the Annie Sloan Lacquer on mine and they have held up great. It's for floors so I knew it had to be strong. It may be the poly you used. Not sure.

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  6. Those candlesticks look so good! Years ago I had two of those tall wood salt and pepper shakers that I picked up at a yard sale. I gave them away a couple of years ago. Now I wish I still had them because they would look so good painted in the way you painted your candlesticks. See you tonight.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  7. Those candlesticks are great with the hemp oil! I need to remember the oil trick. Sheila

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  8. What a great project! love the whole look you have going

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  9. They look great Kim, i have a candle stick i need to paint what a wonderful to do it. Thanks.

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