Thursday, June 26, 2014

do it. ( #1)

this is a fun (and super easy) do it yourself project...
it's the kind of project where you are smiling afterwards and you're not sure if it's because it was so super easy or because it's pretty darn cool. i mean...hot pink? right.

i bought a set of these candle sticks at ikea. they are 3 different heights and hold the same size candle, all in clear glass. and if you give me clear glass, well, it's like a white canvas...i'm going to do something to it! here's how i did it...

what you'll need: clear glass candle sticks, painters tape (which removes easily from surfaces), spray paint (i chose a bright hot pink color for drama and fun!) and a plastic bag to cover the tops while you are spraying.

here goes:

1. pick up a set of clear glass candlesticks, or one single stick if you'd rather.

2. i taped off the stems (also at different heights) and at a very non-perfect angle so i could end with a dipped in paint effect.

3. then i topped each candlestick with a plastic bag so that when i sprayed them, only the base, from the blue tape down would receive the paint.

4. i sprayed the base of each candlestick twice, allowing about 1/2 hour to dry in between. i wanted the color to be opaque and rich, not light. though if you are going for a lighter look, leave it at one coat.

5. after they are good and dry (i think i let them sit about 2 hours) pull the bag and the tape off slowly. and voila! you have the look of dipped paint candlesticks!

i'm talking super easy on this one friends. have you tried any cool new projects at home lately? if so i'd love to hear! enjoy...

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