Have you ever bought or acquired great pieces for you home that just didn't fit in like you had hoped they would?? Here's a simple solution: spray paint! My wonderful co-worker knew that I love elephants and instead of giving these to goodwill she gave these elephant candle holders to me and that was well over a year ago. They've been tucked underneath a table in my entryway because the dark brown color really did not match anywhere else. I decided that if they were silver they would fit perfectly in my living room. The horses are from the dollar section at Target (gotta love it!!) I bought one for myself and one to give to my sister.
To prep these items I washed them and let them dry completely. The candle holders are glass and have a bit of a texture to them. If you are painting very smooth glass I suggest using sand paper to rough it up a bit before priming.
1. Krylon Primer in Gray
2. Krylon Metallic in Brilliant Silver
Tip for a smooth coat: Make sure to hold the can at least 5 inches away, otherwise you run the risk of over-saturating an area which will create drips of paint
Using a box will limit your mess and you wont have to fight with the wind blowing plastic or newspaper
I started with the horses standing, when that dried I flipped them to get the bottoms.
This one was just I bit too big for the box, but the mess was minimal!
Finished elephant candle holders.
(Vases were painted by me at a local paint your own pottery studio)
I think these candle holders were meant to be silver, not dark brown! Do you agree? Do you have any DIY projects planned for the long holiday weekend?