Like many of you, I get a lot of my inspiration from Pinterest, but sometimes it may be from other websites, shopping, tv, or magazines too. I often find an item that is a beautiful piece, it just needs some love. Then I may dream up multiple ways to paint or make it new. (Part of the fun for me!) Some pieces speak to me right away and need to be painted a certain way, while others it takes me awhile to design them.
For this post, I’d like to hear from you. In a Pinterest & DIY inspired time, what inspires your home projects?
Hand Painted Distressed Wooden Candlesticks in Linen
These candlesticks are a beautiful addition to any home. This is a set of two. Candles not included.
Each one measures 13inches tall & the base is 5.5 inches.
They are painted with milk paint, which provides a textured look. They are also distressed and finished with wax to make the finish last.
This project began with my curiosity of milk paint and the distressed finish. I had a table that didn’t quite match the rest of my furniture, so I decided to use this finish. Milk paint is a different texture than most latex or oil based paints.
After reading up on milk paint, I found Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint. I liked the clean look of the color Linen.
The trick I’ve found to this paint, is #1 mixing it well, #2 sanding between coats and #3 using the bonding agent if you want a distressed, not chippy look. It may take a few coats to achieve the desired look.
I distressed this table, then sealed with wax to make sure the finish lasts.
The pictures below are of the finished project.
What painting projects are you starting this year?
I love the look of painted, distressed mason jars. They are perfect in so many ways. This design provides a way to highlight the details in the glass work. These jars are oh- so-pretty with a few flowers in them or in the bathroom with makeup brushes in them.