Thursday, January 28, 2016

Striped Painted Heart

The wooden 5 candle heart was a thrifted find about 3 years ago. This is the 'after'.



Every January I forgot to bring it out until this year. Each candle holder is attached with a screw under the base. This is the 'before'.



I used Annie Sloan Primer Red, one of my favourite old style colours - reminds me of old barn paint. Love the colour. I taped 4 stripes before I painted.



The first coat of ASCP covered lightly as does most chalk type paint and it dries quickly. With the speed of drying I often do not wash the paintbrush between coats.



The second coat provides a good cover over the original unpainted wood.



The sequence of painting (below)

I removed the tape and then checked the taping photo and realized ...



there were 4 stripes of tape to remove. I liked the look of 3 and love the look of 4 stripes.



Next is the waxing. I used CeCe Caldwell clear wax. Added candles. Evening photo.



Before and after - afternoon and evening lighting differences.




This project took about and hour not including the drying time.

Supplies:
1/2" art paint brush
ASCP Primer Red
newspaper
frog tape 1/4" and 3/4"
CeCe Caldwell clear wax
rag for waxing


I have used the natural stripes on painted furniture herehere , here.



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10 comments:

  1. You always come up with the cutest ideas! Love your heart candleholder

    Judy

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  2. Great job Joy ... love it with the stripes.

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  3. Nice! Glad you got it out this year:). Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

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  4. How very clever! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  5. This is so pretty. Hearts always catch my eye. And why leave it out only for Valentine's Day, right? It adds warmth and love to your home.

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  6. I love this ... the different height of the candles ... the heart shaped base ... the stripes ... and especially the red.

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  7. What a lovely upcycle, Joy! Thanks so much for sharing @Vintage Charm!

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  8. I love the color and the stripes really give it some pop. Pinned and Tweeted. Thank you for partying with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday.

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  9. I do love that color! And the stripes sure make it pop. Thank you for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

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  10. This is so unique. It's so artistic. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday.

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Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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