Friday, June 29, 2012

From Frustration to Satifaction - Painting Led Candles

Isaiah 60:1

I bought 3 of these led Candles, with the intention of just stenciling 
Finials on each... That didn't work out, I could not get these labels off, I tried all the tricks, and they just weren't budging. I think the paper melted into the fake wax, yuk.

I gave up and just painted them, and I love how they turned out!

I was mixing a batch of homemade chalk paint, and it was way too thick, but befor I added water, I thought I'd try this "chunky" formula. It went on well and I liked the sort of grungy look it gave the candles.
So, I guess this is one of those times when frustration turns to satisfaction.

The candle sticks I picked up at the thrift store, they were gold. I used white chalk paint, then applied a layer of this beautiful light aqua, and 2nd coat of the same aqua. After it dried I lightly sanded with a sandpaper sponge to reveal some of the gold, then I applied wax, I used a toothbrush to get into all the nooks and crannies. Then buffed it up with a clean dry cloth and a clean tooth brush, I love the finish a good coat of wax gives the chalk paint.

And just for fun a picture of my Vintage Camera

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  1. I love the chalk paint candles (even if I don't think they would burn out properly, if ever used) and my favorite is the bold texture with little chalk bubbles in it. Thank you for leaving a sweet comment on my beachy living room :)

  2. What a great idea to paint those candles! I love when things don't go exactly how you plan them, but turn out better than you thought. Your candle sticks are beauties too! Thanks so much for linking this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  3. I love your candles. You did a great job.
    I have a Blog Hop, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
    It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

    1. Thank you so much for linking and grapping the blog hop link from Adorned From Above . Remember to vote on the post or posts that you like best.
      Have a great weekend.

  4. I love that turquoise color! Great job!

  5. Very clever to use the chalk paint. Your candles look terrific.


  6. I would say that what could have been a major "goof" turned into a major "way-to-go!" Your hand-painted fleur de lis turned out beautifully.