Monday, October 24, 2011

Updated Pillars - A couple coats of spray paints gives cupboard dwellers new life!

Years ago, I liked the sleek look of brushed nickel/silver.   I loved these pillars.  Since then, however, my tastes have changed and these candlesticks have been relegated to the cupboard.  Still, I liked the shape of them and they came to mind when I was looking for a way to update my fall mantle.


I took advantage of the unseasonably nice weather we've been having and headed outside with my candlesticks, a flattened box, my bench cookies, and two cans of spray paint.


The bench cookies let me get the candlesticks up above the cardboard to get a nice coat of paint all the way to the bottom of the candlesticks.


The first coat was black.


Then I sprayed on a light coat of metallic brown.


 Ta Da!  Updated candlesticks that look fabulous with my Fall pillar candles.


Now, I just need to wait until Halloween stuff gets put away and my beautiful candlesticks and be part of my Fall mantle.

2 comments:

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Love them! I am also a great fan of spray paint and use and reuse - these turned out wonderful!

Erin said...

Thanks! I was really pleased...layering is tricky, but these did exactly what I'd hoped they would.