Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Painted Smalls

My everlasting struggle with the "smalls" might finally be coming to an end.  A few months ago, I was ready to first experiment with the Annie Sloan Dark Wax. I choose to use a candle holder as my first experiment. It turned out great but I am glad I used a small item to try it for the first time. I took it to the shop and it sold right away! Yay!
So, I didn't even think about continuing this until I cam across these large pillar candle holders at Goodwill. I couldn't wait to paint them. I chose to do an Old White but couldn't decide on the end finish. I finally chose to do the Dark Wax. 
This is the difference between clear wax and a dark wax finish. I loved the dark wax finish so I continued. Here are some of my recently finished projects.
With exception of the Music Tree and the pin, everything else is Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I am completely obsessed with the bowl. It is Versailles and Old White.. I may not take that piece to the store. ;) I am now searching  Northern Illinois for more small items to paint. I wonder what I will find next.
And yes...the tree is super cool!


  1. So fun to see your post! I just painted 2 candle sticks with Old first ASCP project. I haven't waxed yet so it was good to see how yours looked. Thanks!

  2. Sweet! I have a small space at an antiques mall where I have enough room for small side tables and accessories. I love painting candleholders with ASCP...and frames...and lamps...and large pineapple handled wooden utensils for your wall! :) Have you tried it on old "brass" lamps? Or any lamp really? If not, give it a try! I can't think of a better way to turn a $5 find into a $30.00 accessory. Have fun!