Thanks for all your sweet comments on our home selling.
What a week it has been!
I recently showed you the Italian platter and this reproduction capital I
got as birthday gifts.
I love the piece but the wood was a little yellow, especially against our dark hardwood floors.
Paint was an option but I didn’t think I could get an old, chippy finish with just paint.
SPACKLE TO THE RESCUE!
You may remember these candlesticks that were transformed with Spackle.
Close up below
Check out the before pictures of the very gold candlesticks here.
I did this quick and easy finish again on the new capital.
To get this look just dip your finger in water and then into the Spackle paste. Apply the
Spackle randomly over the piece, but not covering completely. Keeping your finger
damp makes it easier to spread the paste. If you want a smoother finish you can sand
it once dry. I liked the rough finish so this step was skipped.
You can stop there and have a great looking finish or continue to add paint. This piece
was lightly dry brushed with white craft paint and you can see in the close-up shot that I
purposely left some areas unpainted.
The whole process, including dry time, took me about ten minutes to complete.
The antique olive jar is one of my favorite pieces and a great auction deal at $25.00
Thanks for dropping by and I hope you have a great weekend!