Painting these metal candlesticks was the easiest project I have done to date. Until now I had only used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint on wood. I knew it was versatile and could also be used on walls, terracotta and even metal. I had a few metal candlesticks that had great shape, but the colors were dingy and faded. I also had lots of leftover chalk paint. Can you see the light bulb over my head?
I washed and dried the metal candlesticks and gave one a coat of Louis Blue and the other a coat of Old Violet – no need to prime first. It took 5 minutes for this project.
I didn’t wax them because they won’t get much wear and tear. I love the matt finish.
I wish I had more candlesticks to paint. Wouldn’t a collection of different colors look great? I”ll have to keep an eye out for them at yard sales.