Monday, April 16, 2012

A Little Bit of French Chic

I've been taking advantage of the lovely weather we've been having here in Annapolis. In addition to attending numerous sporting events and taking long walks, I've also been painting. I discovered (after all this time) that a quick spray paint of primer is saving me multiple steps painting all my keepsake boxes.  I also finished these vintage candle holders that have been sitting in my "to do" box for quite some time. I love how they turned out and they will be decorating my mantle (at least until they decide to sell themselves in my etsy shop).

Anyway, I painted these with several coats of chalk paint and distressed them a bit with sand paper and a dry brush. I stamped them in tiny sections with French script just for fun! I have another pair I'm working on right now that I absolutely love, but I need to find some chandelier crystals to dress them up a bit.
Linking to:
Common Ground's Vintage Inspiration Friday

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10 Day Book Club said...

Nice work!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love the little stamping on those--great idea.

Beth said...

these are gorgeous! Annie Sloan paint?

Anne said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Fabulous job!

Ali Richardson said...


Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Very elegant! They look lovely on your mantel!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Beautiful. I've always loved your subtle script.

Heaven's Walk said...

So pretty! Love the distressing you did and that faded French script is just perfect! :)

xoxo laurie

Rita said...

I'm here from Faded Charm just to admire your beautiful candleholders.
B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L.!! So french and oh so chic!
Like the idea of stamping a french script on the bottom. an extra touch of chicness (is this a word??????)!
so glad to have stopped by tonight and already looking forward to my next visit.

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

So lovely!
Visiting from White Wednesday

Greetings from Australia♥

Jody and Stan said...

I love how you painted chalk paint and then used the script. One of my favorite techniques. Love this post and it would be great if you would share on Simple & Sweet Fridays.
It's a great project. New Follower.


Jody and Stan said...

Thanks for sharing this creative post on Simple & Sweet Fridays!