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Glazed Candlestick Project {guest post}

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 candle holders that are white but it's nice to have some available in different colours to change up your table settings.

Glazed Candlestick Project #DIY #furniturepainting #homedecor #glaze #howto - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

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.

Glazed Candlestick Project #DIY #furniturepainting #homedecor #glaze #howto - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

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.

Glazed Candlestick Project #DIY #furniturepainting #homedecor #glaze #howto - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

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 two other pre-tinted colours, Tiger's Eye and Graphite. You can view Country Chic Paint's tutorial on glazing here.

Glazed Candlestick Project #DIY #furniturepainting #homedecor #glaze #howto - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Here are some close-ups. You can see where the glaze has settled and enhanced all the details.

Glazed Candlestick Project #DIY #furniturepainting #homedecor #glaze #howto - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Glazed Candlestick Project #DIY #furniturepainting #homedecor #glaze #howto - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

After the glaze dries you can apply either the Tough Coat or Natural Wax to seal it.

Glazed Candlestick Project #DIY #furniturepainting #homedecor #glaze #howto - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Glazed Candlestick Project #DIY #furniturepainting #homedecor #glaze #howto - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Rainy days are perfect for projects like this!

Glazed Candlestick Project #DIY #furniturepainting #homedecor #glaze #howto - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog







Mary Vitullo

Mary {Orphans With MakeUp}

My name is Mary Vitullo. I am a wife and mother to three {almost} grown boys. I am a blogger at Orphans With Makeup in Saint-Hubert, Québec, a suburb of Montreal. My furniture and thrifted finds are my little “Orphans” and my paint is the “Makeup”. I have always been passionate about home decor and can never seem to quench my thirst for it. My blog is mainly about repurposing vintage and antique furniture and styling the finished pieces to show them in their best light.


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