I’ve often wondered how to paint metal because I had never done it before. There have been so many times I’ve seen a little statue, candle holder or other tchotchke that is adorable but is either the wrong color for what I am looking for or just a downright ugly color altogether. Ever since I met up with Barbara from Chase The Star and she convinced me that even *I* could spray paint something, all I see are possibilities! My favorite place to look now is the clearance section! Sometimes there are some UGLY things there that just need a little love and a whole lotta paint!
For weeks, my daughter Ashlyn & I had been going into World Market (we’re a tad bit obsessed with the place!) and saw these owl taper candle holders. I loved the owls themselves but I hated the bronzy look to it and I am not a taper candle girl at all. Ashlyn and I went there a week or so ago and I realized that there were more in the clearance section now and they were 75% off! (So, instead of paying $65 for all 5, which I wouldn’t have paid, they were $15 total for all 5!) I took one and tried to see if the taper candle holder part of it was screwed on, which it was, so I knew I could take that part off. We grabbed 2 big ones (for my husband & myself) and 3 little ones (Jared, Ashlyn & Ryan). I brought them home & got to work. Hope you like what I did to them. I am beyond happy with the results!
By: Tara Kramarsky