I must admit to a budding love affair with spray paint - it is so easy and so much fun! And, it transforms items into something completely new without much fuss or money. That's my kind of "re-do" for sure.
The candle holders looked like this when I bought them:
Not the most attractive things in the world right now, but I was envisioning summer nights with candlelight on the patio...so I bought five of them with hopes of making them look better. Now I am kicking myself for not purchasing the entire box because I am tickled with the way they turned out. Ah well, who knows - I may find more another day.
When the glass inserts were removed, the inside of the holders looked like this:
I decided to paint the two black ones pure white and the gold ones a brushed silver color. First, I removed the glass candle inserts. Those were washed and freed of the old candles inside. Next, I spray painted the metal holders with a few coats of spray paint. I really like Krylon spray paint products. So far, they've covered the best and are very reasonable in price at about $2.97 per can at Wal-Mart.
The brushed nickel ones turned out like this:
At first, I placed the gold colored glass inserts back in, but immediately realized I didn't like the two colors together at all, so I spray painted the glass inserts the same brushed nickel color. It's not the contrast for which I was hoping, but I still think they turned out well. Aren't they classy?
The black metal painted white turned out like this:
Very tickled with these! I love how the blue glass comes through the white. Can't wait to see these illuminated on a summer night very soon!
I'll try to remember to take a photo while the candles are lit inside the holders. In my mind, it's pretty!
Until next time...all my best to you,