I am always on the hunt for unique vintage treasures to add to my Potting Shed. And I’m not afraid to paint something to make it my own. When Rust-Oleum approached me to partner with them for their #spraynewlife challenge, I was all over it!
I spotted these vintage metal sconces in my fave Antique Store…I knew they would be perfect for the outside, with just a little tweaking with some spray paint!
Here are the paints that I used!
I started by removing the metal bows with wire cutters, and wiping the sconces down to remove any dust. I wanted to keep the leaves and the stem green, so I taped them all up with painters tape. (this was the longest part of the project) I also taped the candle holders because I wanted those black.
I sprayed the back of the flowers and all the little wire stems with the Champagne Pink. After waiting 30 min, I flipped it over and sprayed the front of the flowers. I sprayed lightly so that some of the yellow and the stems would still show up. This gave them such pretty dimension!
After waiting an hour, I covered the flowers and stems with a plastic bag and secured it with painters tape. I then removed the tape from the candle holders. I sprayed them black. I sprayed the back of them first, waited 30 minutes, and then flipped the piece over and sprayed the front. I could have sprayed them all at once, if I would have hung it up, and let it dangle…but I was doing some gardening in between, so I didn’t mind waiting.
After approximately 2 hours, I removed the plastic bag and the tape off of the leaves and stem. Done!
I decided to add some solar lights to them, as they would be hanging outside of the Shed. I bought some small solar lights from the dollar store. The solar light is easily removed from the spike. Once I did that, I wrapped the bottom of the light with electrical tape to make the end fit snug into the candle holder. You could use masking tape, small twine, etc…anything that will withstand the weather…just don’t make it permanent. The solar lights wont last forever, so you will want them easy to remove, and replace with new ones.
I just love how these turned out!! I have used Rust-Oleum paint for many of my projects, and it has never disappointed! It has stood up great to the elements, and I knew it would be perfect for this!
I hope you are inspired to try a project of your own! And now is the perfect time! Head to Rust-Oleum for all the info about the #spraynewlife challenge, and you just might win a $500 gift card to the home improvement store of your choice! Happy painting!