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.

1/2" art paint brush
ASCP Primer Red
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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  1. You always come up with the cutest ideas! Love your heart candleholder


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

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

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

  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.

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

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

  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.

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

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


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