How is your week going? The weather here has been more spring-like for a few days, with warmer temps and pop-up thunder showers. It has been great to be able to spray paint outside for the two treatments I did on these candle stands.
I bought four candle stands in unfinished bisque at a local shop and decided to pair them up and create two different looks.
Candle Stand Paint Treatment #1:
For the first pair, I sprayed a light coat of clear varnish to seal them. I then brushed on glaze, working it into all the crevices. I could have used a watered down paint for this step, but already had the glaze on hand.
After the glaze dried, I dry brushed white paint over the raised areas, and along the edges to bring out the details and imperfections.
To protect the finish, I sprayed two coats of clear varnish.
Candle Stand Paint Treatment #2:
For the second pair, I sprayed both with Rust-Oleum gray primer, then simply dry brushed white paint over them. Because the primer left such an even finish (which is ordinarily a good thing), I had to do more dry brushing on these to bring out the detail.
Again, I sprayed them with clear varnish to seal and protect them.
A side-by-side comparison:
The gray is much quicker and easier, but the glazed brings more variation in color. Which of these two paint treatments do you like better?
Stay safe in this crazy spring weather. While I was writing this, I had to go to the basement for a tornado warning- green sky, hail, thunder & lightning. All clear now, though. Who knew writing about candle stands could be so exciting?