Saturday, March 5, 2011

Aged Sconces

So I got these 70's gold sconces on a recent thrifting trip for $5.00:

Pretty much EVERYBODY I knew growing up had these in their living rooms. All of our parents thought alike!

FYI- Brian has these painted black in his pad.

And this is how they turned out:

Sorry for all the pictures HAHA! I was trying to capture the effect I was working for. I primed them white and then painted them the same vanilla I used on my side table. To make it look "aged", I brushed and wiped wood stain in the cracks and crevices. I know these are plastic, but it still worked on top of the paint.

They didn't turn out perfect, but I'm happy with how they look. In a way I think they look like plaster or stone.

I'm linking up to these parties:
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1 comment:

  1. They look great. It is amazing what a coat of paint does to these 70's gold beauties!



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