It was such a pretty weekend. Today was only like 85 degrees. I can live with that! It felt so good (on Saturday morning we even had a misting of rain) that I actually got a lot done this weekend. One of the things I decided to do was to remake a candlestick I have had for awhile.
It started out being just a normal silverplated candlestick that had kind of a plastic coating but underneath had turned kind of a tarnished color and I just couldn't get it sparkly pretty. Don't get me wrong--I like the tarnished look sometimes, but not on this.
I had pinned this post from Heaven's Walk and wanted to try her technique.
So I got together my supplies...Rub N Buff in Patina and Silver leaf and a Metallic pearl white paint.
I first coated it with the Patina.
Then I added some silver leaf in places and kind of sponge painted it with the pearl white.
I think it turned out so pretty--I love it!
Now I will be taking a second look at the silver plate aisle at Goodwill :)
Another thing I got done this weekend is Janae and I both cleaned our carpets. (we had a coupon, and we shared the cost of the machine rental) I love the feeling of taking everything outside, getting it all dusted really well, washing blankets and slipcovers, and the carpets being all clean and fresh. I love it when the house is clean!
Now, I have a fresh clean house and a pretty new candlestick. It has been a good weekend :) To make things even better the weather report is the 70's and 80's all week and maybe some rain. Also, what really made my weekend is I won Rosemary's Giveaway. I am so excited about that I did a happy dance! Life is good!
Have a great week and thanks for visiting!