Before and After-Candlesticks

Before and After-Candlesticks

I love a good before and after, don’t you??

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I especially love them when they are quick, easy and inexpensive!!

My “before” candlesticks…….

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Although not my colors, for $1 a piece, I couldn’t pass them up!

After a little chalk paint….

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…..and a little dark wax….

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they were ready to go!

I set them on my stairway along with my other faux candles….

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I just love candlelight, especially in the evening….

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Then, reality set in!  You see, I have 2 dogs and a cat!

(Can you see where I’m going with this?)

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Real candles on my stairs is just an accident waiting to happen!!

So, on to plan B….

…..and another before/after!

Yes, that’s right…….it’s a twofer!!!

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I have these two faux greenery orbs….

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I replaced the candles with them…..

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I like the scale but the color just wasn’t right, so….

….have you ever painted faux greenery orbs?

Me either!!!

….til now!

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I figured “what have I got to lose”!  If I hate it, I can always spray paint them back to green!

So, I got out my trusty Krylon spray paint in Satin Nickel

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They came out great!

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I put them back on my new candlesticks and the color was perfect!

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After a little “tweakin” and rearranging…..

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I’m so happy I decided to paint them!

I think I’ll be able to use them during the holidays, too!

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So, let’s look at the before and after…….

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And……

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Not bad for a $2 investment!

I’m always amazed what a little paint can do and how it can change the whole feel of a space!

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Until next time………

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Comments

  1. Another brilliant idea. I would never have thought to paint greenery, but they look great. What a nice, inviting way to dress up a staircase.

  2. That is very, very pretty and yes, I can see you doing something wonderful around the holidays with it.

  3. Perfect! Painting the greenery made a huge difference! Gotta love that krylon 😉

  4. You go girl!! Those look awesome and what a great idea!! XOXO my friend!!

  5. Wow…you sure made those candle sticks look much better! I have painted some faux leaves before and was pretty impressed with the results. Yours look great!

  6. Love the colors you picked out! The stair case looks so warm and I can just see you tip toeing upstairs to bed late at night…yawn. really, it’s very calming :)
    xoxo

  7. How pretty and very creative up the stairs Angela!

  8. I like the look of this! It makes me wish I had stairs in my house to try it. Haha! 😀

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