Somewhere along the way I picked up these plain wood candlesticks (for free). I never planned on using them ‘as is’, but I waited until I had an aha! moment.
They looked like they’re stained, but in fact the finish was paint. While I adore tinted mercury glass, I knew the look couldn’t quite be achieved with these candle holders, my goal was for a colored glass look. So first I sprayed them with shiny silver paint.
Then I took my Jade Tint It spray paint and lightly coated the silver, leaving the silver untouched around the top edge and cup portion of the holders.
I deliberately tinted lightly so that the silver base coat would be seen. The final coat was Krylon’s Triple Thick Glaze which gave it the glass look. (so much easier than using resins) Here they are sitting next to one of my colored glass lamps.
A perfect match! And here they are gracing the dining room winter tablescape.