Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Just A Little Dab Of Paint

I've had this set of candle sticks for several years.  I think I bought them at JoAnne Fabrics, but I can't be sure.  I was getting tired of the dark color, so I decided to add a bit of cream paint and see if I liked it.  And. . . I liked it!
The candle holder on the left is the original color and the one on the right is the new and improved specimen.  I simply used a small craft foam brush, dipped into acrylic craft paint, and brush onto each pinecone petal.  (are they called petals?)


I like that I don't have to paint anything perfectly because "rustic and informal" fits in my home perfectly. 


I used the candle holders on a tray with some berries and artificial fruit for my autumn decor.  I also made new table runners out of a fabric remnant.  It is black and white with birds and ferns. 


Here's the same arrangement with Christmas greenery and berries added.  I also added the little wren.  I always try to make small and movable arrangements because this is my only table and we eat dinner at it every night.

If I decide that I don't like the color later (because I'm fickle like that) I can always whip out my brush and dab on another color. 

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