4.12.2010

Crackle and Candlesticks

Hey everyone! How was your weekend? I hope it was a good one!

I've been eyeing the candlesticks at Pottery Barn lately. But when the prices range from $24-$34 per candlestick, I think I can find alternative arrangements!

image from potterybarn.com

Luckily I had this candlestick that I picked up at Goodwill a few months ago. It was $4.99. I love the shape, and I thought I could make it look like my new obsession!

I already had these tools on hand. Acrylic paint in Burnt Umber, some crackle glaze, and a semi-gloss can of Behr paint in "Country Dairy."

I started by painting the Burnt Umber over the black, then covered it with the crackle glaze. The crackle glaze, when dry, allows you to paint on top of it. It will then "crackle" and allow the underneath color to come through. Make sense?

I think it turned out pretty good!

Now what else can I crackle?


16 comments:

Amber said...

I really like this! I have a big chunky candlestick that I got from a thrift store recently that I wanted to paint. I may try this treatment.

duchess said...

Love it anytime someone can out smart Pottery Barn. Yours looks great & the price is wonderful.

Screaming Meme said...

You did great! I love the results! :)

Loui said...

G'morning Carrie!
wasn't yesterday gorgeous?
you did a beautiful job on the candlestick..
why not add a frame or two to the mix?
Love visiting!
warmest hugs..
Loui♥

Anne Marie said...

what a great blog you have!

Simply Fabulous said...

Love this! Once again, this project is so creative and creates a beautiful end result! Lovely!

Beth McC. said...

Love this!! I have some candlesticks that need this done to them!! Thanks for sharinf

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

That looks great! :) What a fun project!!
Blessings,
Stacey

Bethany said...

Thanks for posting! I've been wanting to do this with a few things; now I know how thanks to you! I'll post pics + a shout-out once I do it. Now following, too.

Jill said...

I always wanted to try my hand at crackle, but didn't know what supplies to start with. Thank you so much for sharing! I love the new look of your candle stick.
~ Jill

Patty said...

Love the way it turned out!

Jo said...

It turned out perfectly! PB has nothing on you ~ so clever.

Jo

Wendy said...

They look great! I just posted about some I repainted. Not sure about my color though. I'm debating whether or not to repaint. But I really like yours!

Momma to Bug n' Bear said...

Your version looks just like PB. Great job!
-Desiree

Life with Kaishon said...

I love it! A few years ago my sister was crackling everything : )

3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

It looks great!!!

Yanet