A couple of months ago, I was delighted to find these affordable French candlestick style lamps.
I loved their shape and price. I wasn't thrilled with the color or finish. Their "vintage patina" was just dying to be discovered.
Recently, while browsing in Aiden Gray Home with Stacey@PoofingthePillows, I mentioned that I wanted to paint them to look more like the pricey lamps we were looking at. She encouraged me to do it, and I finally have.
First, I painted them with ASCP Coco. I purposely left a little of the old finish showing in places. Then, I added a little ASCP Provence, dark wax, and gilding wax in some places. I used small craft paint brushes to get the darker colors into the recesses.
Finally, I went over them with ASCP Pure White. I went heavy in some places and light in others. I had intended to sand at the end, but found I was happy with the effect without sanding.
Another "do" checked off my list! Thanks, Stacey, for encouraging me.
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