I hope you loved part 1 of the diy rustic farmhouse decor I posted last week. DIY Rustic Farmhouse Pedestal Part 1
I know I kept you waiting long enough on part 2 so here it is!
In this tutorial I painted and distressed a metal candle stick that I picked up at a thrift store. Candlesticks are one of my key items to look for at thrift stores. They are so versatile and can be used and decorated in so many ways!!
Painting and Distressing…
So, after I gave it a base coat of Waverly Chalk paint in the color White. I used a smaller brush and Waverly Chalk paint in the color INK. Next, I dipped just the tips of my brush in the paint. I offloaded it so there is barely any paint on the brush. Dabbing onto a plate that I was using for a pallet and the craft paper on my desk. I know messy huh. 🤷♀️ The paint on the brush should look dull and dry. With a light hand, I work in one direction, I apply the paint in random areas of my metal candlestick. Just as I did before in part 1 with the metal container.
After that, I used some sponges that I get from Amazon and Dollar Tree. I cut them into ¼’s so they are easier to work with. Now, I just used some Waverly Chalk paint in the color INK and got some paint on my sponge, then I offloaded the paint that is on my sponge, just use something to get the excess paint off the sponge. If you have ever done the dry brushing technique, you know what I mean. Once I got my sponge offloaded, I began by lightly dabbing paint all over the surface of the pedestal. I turn my sponge a bit each time, just to make it look distressed and natural. Oh, and make sure you let your paint completely dry after each paint process, so you don’t get any smearing or mixing of colors. Trust me I know!! 🤦♂️
Putting it all together…
Once everything was completely dry, I used some E6000 around the edges and then went over that with my hot glue. I attached it to the bottom of the metal container. The E-6000 helps to give it a good secure, long lasting hold, but it takes 24 hrs. at least for it to completely bond, so I use the hot glue to give it a quick temporary hold while the E-6000 sets up.
And that’s it!!! You have a beautiful Farmhouse décor piece that you can display in your home all year long and decorate it many ways.
I hope you enjoyed this project and tutorial. Please leave me some feedback on what you think!
Thanks so much!