Thursday, August 1, 2013

Upcycled Wood Candlesticks

Here's the first of my makeovers from yesterday's AmVets loot.  Remember these wood candlesticks before?
Not very pretty.  And here's the after.
 
I gave each a couple of coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Louis Blue.  Once they were dry, I broke out some sandpaper and just sanded them in random areas for an aged look.
 
I love how the original brown wood shows through now.  It's just enough dark to play off the light blue paint.
 
I added some of my French script candles which I think look pretty against the blue hue.

This is the first of many makeovers I have in the works.  Thanks AmVets!

Jeanine

4 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty! I like them much better in blue!

It's Just Me said...

VERY pretty Jeanine ... love the blue with the wood tones underneath.
{HUGS}
~ Deanna

Susan Homeroad said...

Love them Jeanine... now where is that vets place?
Susan

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

so sweet ..love the blue!