A few months ago during one of my Goodwill shopping visits I came across a couple of bowls and a couple of candlesticks. I envisioned them glued together to make larger candlesticks. I had the pieces tucked away thinking I would paint them red and use them on my Valentine's mantel, but I just couldn't take it anymore. I wanted to fix them up and use them on my Christmas mantel. So that's exactly what I did.
Here is what I started with. The bowls were 49 cents each and the candlesticks were 99 cents each.
Using some E6000 glue I bonded them together.
So what came next was the big question: What color was I going to spray paint these beauties? I really thought about going bright red, (because I could still use them for Valentine's Day) but then I thought I should go a little more neutral so that I could use them even more throughout the year. As I was perusing the spray paint wall at Home Depot, my eyes were brought up to the top shelf where this paint was sitting:
You can't tell from the picture, but the top of the paint can is pearlized. Hello, a pearlized spray paint?...It's come so far! I saw that and I was sold! Plus, it has a built-in primer so I didn't need to buy a can of that. The can of paint was about $7.00.
I ended up painting the candlesticks a creme color first because when I started in with the pearl color on the brass, it didn't have a lot of pigment in it...it's almost more of a accent finishing color. So after a few coats of this and that, they turned out beautifully. I can't wait to use them year round.
And the mirror...our newest purchase and I am in love with the look of it. We should have done that a long time ago. We purchased that at Home Goods for $40.00.