Wednesday, August 8, 2012

FUGLY to Glam

Well Ok I did what I said I would… I got some stuff done. First on the list was to paint a candelabra that I bought from the thrift store about 6 months ago.. don’t judge me! Naw just kidding. I have a bad problem of buying and then throwing stuff into the “to do” box and never getting around to it.
So after my craft block post I decided to treck out into the depths of the garage in 100+ degree weather and find something to finish. Out came the candelabra not the big candelabra, but the small table sized one (small as in not 6ft tall). But anyways first I washed it in some hot water with Comet and Dawn, and a steel wool pad. I disassembled it as much as I could, I think someone glued parts of it together. After I washed it I let it dry outside so the velvet on the bottom would dry sufficentally. Then I grabbed my supplies and went to work.

My arsenal; Krylon Primer and Paint in 1 (black), Pizza box, candelabra, and my trusty trash can.

Put on one coat and brought them inside to dry since its around 105 here in dallas today.

Then took them back outside and applied a coat to the other sides that didn’t get the first coat. OH NO as usual i'm out of paint, I don’t know how this happens so often. Off to Home Depot I go. Apparently the home depot over by my house dose not carry Krylon, only Rustoleum and they didn't have any glossy black so I grabbed the cheap stuff, it worked fine.
OMG SOOO HOT!! Grabbed a huge milkshake
When I got home I started to finish my project but because of the heat it was still tacky so sprayed the parts I could see and let it dry over night. When I woke up it was 92 degrees so of to spray the spots that didn’t get touched then I brought it back inside and waited until they were not tacky so I could re assemble the parts and spray the areas that had not been sprayed.

So after everything was all said and done it looked really good just how I wanted it to look. (something like the Z gallery candelabra)

A Crafty Soiree

shabby creek cottage
Somewhat Simple Pin It


  1. super cute & classy! Definitely looks like you bought it at ZGallerie! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I have some old antique type candelabras I found in someone's trash, tee hee... since they didn't clean up very well, perhaps I'll need to just spray them too! Love the glossy black. Found you through POPP! New follower, stop by and say Hi, like up your pretty stuff and follow back if you'd like!

  3. Fantastic! I love it painted looks great! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday on my blog and share your idea.

  4. oh karin LOVE the senior royalty jeans

  5. WHOA! That sure was FUGLY! Great transformation! Would love to invite you to link up and share over at Curb Alert's! Friday Block Party. Hope to see you there!
    Tami @ Curb Alert!

  6. Ty tami, i will have it up on the site in a few. Love your site, especially the name

  7. Great job!!! I absolutely love how pretty a little spray paint can make things. It has definitely become a must have in my home.

  8. yep I never knew that I could buy something I didn't like the color of and just change it. I was raised not thrifty at all, if it wasn't the right color then find one that is...

  9. Meka...Thank you so much for linking up to last week's Friday Block Party at Curb Alert! I would love for you to link up again this week. The party is up and running, hope to see you there!
    TGIF ~ Tami