Glazed Candlestick Project
Come read this blog post to hear tips from Mary from Orphans With MakeUp on glazing techniques! She used Smoky Quartz glaze over Elegance for this lovely candlestick makeover. Hello friends, Today I am sharing an easy DIY project using thrifted candleholders which can easily be purchased for a few dollars each. I just tried the new eco-friendly glazes for the first time and find it is so easy to work with. I have many candleholders that are white but it's nice to have some available in different colours to change up your table settings. I don't have a "before" picture but trust me these candleholders were gaudy gold and ugly! As you can see they are not a matching set, but painted in the same colours they now go together. I started off by painting and distressing the candleholders in "Elegance" Country Chic Paint. I left the paint to dry overnight and then applied the glaze with a paintbrush. I used "Smoky Quartz" for this project. After you apply the glaze, just wipe away the excess with water and a rag and the glaze will stay in the nooks and crannies which will enhance the details. If your project is large, just work in small sections. There is also a Clear Glaze available that can be mixed with any paint color in a 4 parts glaze to 1 part paint ratio, and besides the pre-tinted Smoky Quartz that I am using on this project, there are four other pre-tinted colours: Slate, Limestone, Tiger's Eye, and Graphite. You can view Country Chic Paint's tutorial on glazing here. Here are some close-ups. You can see where the glaze has settled and enhanced all the details. After the glaze dries you can apply either the Clear Coat or Clear Wax to seal it. Rainy days are perfect for projects like this!