Move another item into the "done" column for the upcoming
Traveling Door Market.
When I purchased this 30 " candlestick it didn't look anything like this.
I almost forgot to take the before pic but remembered just as I was putting on the first coat of orange paint.
( Reality shot of the studio
when I am in my manic creative phase)
I don't usually have a master plan in mind when I start a project like this.
All I knew starting out was that I was going to be going with a pink and orange theme in various patterns.
I started by painting random sections of the candlestick orange but the paint wasn't covering very well. I hadn't bothered to prime this piece because I was thinking it wouldn't get a lot of hard use like a table top or one of my lazy susans. I should have though because I think the paint would have covered better.
Then I remembered reading on one of the other funky painting blogs that they painted everything white first so that the colors were brighter and clearer. I decided to give that a try and it worked wonderfully.
After painting the rest of the candlestick white I went back in and strategically added sections of raspberry and green.
Then the fun begins.
Adding checks swirls and stripes,
florals and polka dots.
I wasn't sure if I liked the candlestick with the candle or the rattan globe so I took photos of both. :)
Make it a great weekend.
I am linking up my funky candlestick at these fun parties: